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  The Rogers Royals broke a 3-3 tie with four runs in the sixth inning and defeated Robbinsdale Cooper 7-3 in their home opener Friday. Luke Ellis pitched the last two innings to get the win, giving up three hits but striking out four and allowing no runs. Ellis was also 2-for-4 with an RBI [...]

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  Rogers freshman Melea Bruns won her varsity pitching debut as the Royals turned back St. Cloud Tech 5-3 in their home opener Friday. Bruns pitched the distance, holding down the Tigers except for Sam Eisenreich, who had a double and solo homer. Bruns gave up four hits and three walks, and struck out seven. Madie [...]

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Some leaky defense behind Rogers pitcher Adam Nauth led to a 5-1 opening loss to Chisago Lakes on Thursday in Lindstrom. “Adam gave us one of the best individual pitching performances I have seen in a long time,” said Royal coach Brian Harapat. “We made multiple errors in the outfield and the infield. It really should [...]

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The Rogers softball team cruised in their opener 9-0 over Chisago Lakes on Thursday in Lindstrom, led by Katelyn Kemmetmueller with a three-hit shutout and two RBI. Kemmetmueller, sophomore right-hander, struck out 10 and walked three. She was 2-for-4 with a double. Madi Anderson went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI in [...]

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Chris Donnay’s third season as Rogers wrestling coach brought by far the best results the Royal program has  ever had. His peers noticed, and voted him the Section 5AAA Coach of the Year honor. The Royals had their first winning season, 18-6, and seven state qualifiers this year. Donnay, a world history teacher, is a [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers Royals took  on St. Michael-Albertville three times this year. Even to win one of those three was a difficult proposition, it was suggested to Royal coach Karlee Anderson. “Yes, it is. He has a great program there and lots of talented girls,” said  Anderson about Knight coach [...]

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Travis Brown of Rogers was named to the first team and Mac Berglove of Elk River was named to the third team of the Star-Tribune All-Metro boys hockey team on Tuesday. Brown, a defenseman signed by Michigan Tech, was described as a “big, strong defenseman who moves well and plays tough … hard shot factored [...]

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