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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers Royals scored the first two goals and held off the Elk River Elks 2-1 in their annual neighborhood battle Saturday in Rogers. “It was a good game, back and forth, with a lot of good play in the midfield, and not a ton of shots,” said Rogers coach [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Jenna Breseman scored both goals and the Rogers defense posted another shutout as the surging Royals defeated Elk River 2-0 at home Saturday. “We have been working hard and giving it our all,” said Breseman about her team’s eight-game win streak. “The defense has done a wonderful job.” Rogers (9-1) [...]

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The Elk River swimmers had one first place, two seconds and a third on Saturday while competing in a non-scored five-team event at Edina. The quartet of Jessica Young, Alaina Sylvester, Samantha Hendricks and Taylor Odegard won the 200 freestyle relay and placed second in the medley relay and 400 freestyle relay. Krista Kovar placed [...]

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The Spectrum Sting could not stop the Breck Mustangs on Saturday, losing 65-30 at the Golden Valley school. The Sting (0-4) enjoyed a brief lead on a five-yard touchdown by Shane Herrlin before Breck tallied the next five touchdowns. The Mustangs (3-1) had four touchdown passes, three touchdown runs, and a punt return and fumble [...]

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The Elk River boys placed fourth among 25 teams in Class 4A at the Milaca Mega Meet on Saturday, where Rogers, Zimmerman and Spectrum were also among approximately 120 schools competing in four classes. The Elk boys ranked second among 10 teams from the Northwest Suburban Conference, an encouraging preview to the conference meet which [...]

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The Royals, ranked No. 3 in Class 5A by the Associated Press and No. 5 by Max Preps, rushed for 528 yards against the winless Greyhounds. Gunnar Bloom got 109 yards on just six carries, scoring on 38- and 27-yard runs and on a 27-yard pass. Andy Borchardt completed all four passes, two for touchdowns, [...]

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Three touchdown passes by Matt Dorso helped the Zimmerman Thunder trip the Foley Falcons 28-13 at home Friday evening. Tayler McEachern snagged two TD passes and Andrew Nixon caught the clincher as the Thunder (3-1) opened a 20-0 halftime lead and fended off a Falcon rally. “We played very well in all aspects of the [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s victory at homecoming was wrapped up by halftime on Friday evening, except that nobody told Park Center that. The Elks, after leading 42-7 and pulling the starters right way in the second half, wound up sweating out a 42-30 victory that wasn’t secured until the Pirates fumbled at [...]

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