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  The top-seeded Rogers Royals cruised into the finals of the Section 8AA tournament with a 3-0 win over Moorhead on Saturday afternoon. The Royals (15-3) will duel No. 2 St. Michael-Albertville (15-3) at home Tuesday, 7 p.m. The Royals beat the Knights 1-0 on a free kick with 33 seconds left during conference play. [...]

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  The Elk River/Rogers/Zimmerman swimmers placed fourth among seven teams while Rogers placed seventh but had three first-place entrants on Saturday at Section 8AA true-team in Elk River. The Elks’ two arch rivals battled for the state berth with Maple Grove outscoring St. Michael-Albertville 1137 to 1080. Elk River/Zimmerman senior Taylor Odegard won the 50 [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor The play that best describes Gunnar Bloom, his coach says, was a long run against Elk River in an afternoon playoff game last year where the tailback added sunlight to his long list of tools. “A defender had an angle on him and was going to catch him from behind,” [...]

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The Rogers football team can now turn their full attention to their next Big Game against St. Michael-Albertville, an event which often occurs twice a year. The Royals crushed Big Lake 62-7 in a non-conference match Friday night, improving to 7-0. They rushed for 458 yards. Adam Heyer caught a pair of touchdown passes from [...]

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A scrappy goal by Rachel Ness gave Elk River the lead with 20 minutes left and the Elks held on to beat Buffalo 2-1 Thursday evening at home in the sectional opener. Shayne Schoenfelder notched the first goal as No. 3 seeded Elk River (7-10) posted its fifth straight victory. The Elks advanced to the [...]

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The top-seeded Rogers Royals turned back No. 8 St. Cloud Tech 4-0 in their Section 8AA girls soccer opener at home Thursday evening. Miranda Anderson, senior forward, tallied two goals for the Royals, with Courtney Henderson and Jenna Breseman also scoring. The Royals protected their net well at the other end, with goalie Lydia Hubert-Peterson [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The District 728 football teams all face opponents they should be heavily favored to beat on Friday evening, with Elk River playing at Anoka, Rogers at Big Lake and Zimmerman hosting Milaca. In this week’s Max Preps rankings for Class 5A, Mankato West is on top, followed by Rogers [...]

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The Rogers tennis team picked up its 20th victory to open playoffs last Thursday but were edged out by Blaine 4-3 in the second round of Section 5AA on Monday. With their No. 1 singles player Kaylie Conlin injured and another starter, Emily Spaniol, sick, the Royals lost all four singles while winning all three [...]

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