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Four Rogers basketball players signed with college teams on Wednesday, announced Dan Ohlgren, activities director. Minnesota State-Moorhead signed Cole Murray, 6-foot-9 post who averaged 16 points and 9 rebounds last year for the 9-16 Royals. Headed for the Minnesota State-Mankato women’s team are guard Taylor Anderson and forward Taylor Paulsrud. Signing with Jamestown (N.D.) College […]

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  Zimmerman’s state champion wrestler Austin May will continue his mat career at Minnesota State-Moorhead. May, who signed with the Dragons and coach Kris Nelson on Wednesday, captured the Class AA 182-pound title last March, the first state crown by a District 728 wrestler in seven years. He had a 37-7 record, including 4-0 at […]

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  Gymnastics standout Makenzie Anderson, a Spectrum High School student from Elk River, signed with the University of Arkansas on Wednesday. A member of the Twin Cities Twisters club, she was signed by Razorbacks coach Mark Cook. “I really liked the school and the atmosphere, more than other colleges I visited,” said Anderson, “and I loved […]

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  Jessica Young of Rogers and Taylor Odegard of Elk River will swim in the consolation finals at the state Class AA meet Friday evening after advancing through preliminaries on Thursday evening at the University of Minnesota. Alaina Sylvester of Rogers came up short her her two events and didn’t advance to Friday’s rounds. Young, […]

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Cody Christ and Devin Chuba, former Elks playing soccer for Minnesota-Morris, were among six Cougars named to the all-UMAC team. Christ, freshman goalkeeper, was co-Defensive Player of the Year, allowing 1.19 goals per game and with nine shutouts and a .772 save percentage. Chuba, senior forward, had seven goals (on 16 shots) and four assists, […]

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Andrew Smith, St. Scholastica wide receiver from Rogers, caught three touchdown passes last Saturday as the Saints (10-0) routed Greenville (IL) College 42-14 to clinch the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championship. The 5-foot-11, 189-pound junior caught 12 passes for 265 yards from Tyler Harper and was named to the Division III national team of the […]

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Colin Anderson, longtime Elk River teacher/coach, and former Gophers track-and-field great, died Monday at age 62 from cancer. At Golden Valley High School, Anderson was the Minnesota high schooler to surpass 60 feet in the shot put. His throw of 62-1 3/4 for the Gophers in 1972 was the Big Ten record for a decade. […]

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Most of the points came from freshmen and sophomores as Elk River-Zimmerman defeated Forest Lake 4-1 on Tuesday evening in Forest Lake. Freshman defenseman Madison Bizal opened the scoring with a power play goal, assisted by senior Abbie Canton, just 2:20 into the game. Also scoring were sophomore Annie Dalton in the first period, sophomore […]

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A young Rogers Royals hockey team lost its opener to Sartell-St. Stephen 4-0 at home Tuesday evening. Markia Smith drilled the first two goals, and Olivia Stockinger and Sarah Kaschmitter also scored, for the Sabres, who had a 22-14 edge in shots on goal. Clare Minnerath was in goal for the Sabres, and Emily Bjorgan […]

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