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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Courtney Henderson’s perfect shot into a stiff wind, on a free kick, with just 33 seconds remaining, gave the Rogers Royals a championship Tuesday evening. The junior midfielder’s bulls-eye from 25 yards beat St. Michael-Albertville 1-0 on a night when the host Royals managed just one other shot on [...]

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The Rogers Royals absorbed their third conference loss as St. Michael-Albertville foiled them 2-1 on Tuesday evening on the Knights’ field. Coach Chris Miller said it was a disappointing loss, with the Royals outshooting the Knights by about three to one and suffering a red card ejection. Trevor Klink scored his 16th goal, on a [...]

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The Rogers boys placed fifth in the Maroon Division of the Roy Griak Invitational, an annual cross country showcase for high school and college teams hosted by the University of Minnesota, on Saturday. Elk River and Spectrum were also among the approximately 100 high school teams from several states, with the field divided into the [...]

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A punt return for a touchdown helped the Rogers Royals take control early as they went on to defeat Cambridge-Isanti 42-6 on Friday evening in Cambridge. Gunnar Bloom field a punt on his 46 and rambled 54 yards to the end zone, opening up a 14-0 lead. Bloom, who has 15 touchdowns in five games, [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River football team that will try stay unbeaten against Champlin Park at home Friday evening is leading the nation’s high schools in rushing, according to statistics kept by Max Preps. The Elks are averaging 527 yards per game on the ground after victories over Coon Rapids 47-0, Andover [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers volleyball team has a pair of talented, all-around veteran players, but one of them has been sidelined lately. The Royals, led by senior Erika Folk with 12 kills, 26 digs, and two aces, turned back St. Francis 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18 at home Thursday evening. Watching from [...]

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A.J. Wedell delivered the lone goal as the Rogers Royals tipped Champlin Park 1-0 Thursday evening. The Royals (9-5) snapped a two-game losing streak with the non-conference win at home. The scoreless tie was broken with about 20 minutes left when one outside midfielder, Charlie Rooney, threaded a crossing pass through two defenders that was [...]

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Rogers Royals girls soccer is ready for a big final week of Mississippi 8 Conference play after defeating North Branch 4-2 on Thursday evening in North Branch. The Royals and St. Michael-Albertville are each 7-0 and will clash on Tuesday in Rogers. Meanwhile, Princeton is 6-1 after losing to STMA 3-2 on Thursday, and the [...]

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