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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers Royals snagged their 20th victory before falling one run short of the section finals Tuesday. Spring Lake Park and pitcher Halley Jones rallied to beat the Royals 4-3 in the lower-bracket semifinals of Section 5AAA in Shoreview. The Royals, who ousted Park Center 3-1 earlier in the [...]

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The Rogers girls golf team had its best outing of the season placing second in the full Mississippi 8 meet on Thursday at Links at Northfork. Buffalo won with 314, followed by Rogers 372, Monticello 374, St. Francis 388, St. Michael-Albertville 397, Big Lake 411, Cambridge-Isanti 416, Princeton 451, Chisago Lakes 453 and North Branch [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Katelyn Kemmetmueller has been a force with her bat and arm all season. She’s less known for base-stealing. The Rogers sophomore contributed in all three fashions to help the Royals edge Irondale 3-2 in eight innings on Friday in a Section 5AAA elimination game at home. They’ll resume playoffs [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Melea Bruns watched two older sisters win separate state softball championships with the Elk River Elks. So it wasn’t an easy decision for this talented freshman to suit up with the Rogers Royals — where her dad, Jerry Bruns, is the coach — for her own varsity career. “It actually [...]

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The Rogers Royals placed fifth among 10 teams in the full Mississippi 8 Conference meet Thursday at Links at Northfork. Buffalo won with 298, followed by Cambridge-Isanti 319, St. Michael-Albertville 324, St. Francis 324, Rogers 324, North Branch 330, Chisago Lakes 344, Monticello 344, Big Lake 348, and Princeton 392. Ties are broken by the [...]

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Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman girls lacrosse beat Anoka 16-7 in its regular-season finale on Thursday evening, pushing above the .500 mark. Michelle Klimstra led the attack with five goals at Anoka. Aliz Zierden added four, Alleah Balzer three, Raelyn Korinek two, and Alexandra Gallus and Katelyn Gfroerer one each. Cassie Conrad in goal stopped seven of 14 [...]

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The Rogers Royals were upended by Halley Jones and the Spring Lake Park Panthers 5-2 in the third round of Section 5AAA playoffs at home Thursday. The No. 2 seeded Royals (18-2) dropped into sudden-death play against Irondale at home Friday at 4:15 p.m. The No. 3 Panthers (20-1) will take on No. 1 Maple [...]

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Katelyn Kemmetmueller struck out 14 batters as the Rogers Royals won their playoff opener 4-1 over Champlin Park at home on Tuesday. The Royals (18-1), seeded No. 2 in Section 5AAA, will host No. 3 Spring Lake Park (19-2) on Thursday at 4:15 p.m. The Panthers edged Park Center 1-0. Kemmetmueller, who gave up just [...]

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