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The Rogers football team can now turn their full attention to their next Big Game against St. Michael-Albertville, an event which often occurs twice a year. The Royals crushed Big Lake 62-7 in a non-conference match Friday night, improving to 7-0. They rushed for 458 yards. Adam Heyer caught a pair of touchdown passes from [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River had what appeared to be a “gimme” game Friday night, taking the field with a 5-1 record against Anoka’s 1-5, both playing the same schedule. Trouble is, Anoka is one team Elk River, historically, seldom beats in football, this year no exception. The Tornadoes took a quick [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Lucas Trapp was not able to repeat as conference cross country champion Thursday, placing second, but the Elks’ junior all-stater couldn’t stop smiling. “Gee, our team did really good!” Trapp exclaimed, with teammate Cory Warner nodding in agreement, as they chatted with the press moments after the finish. The [...]

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Elk River placed 11th among 14 teams and had one all-conference runner in the Northwest Suburban Conference cross country meet Thursday at Elk River Golf Course. Elk eighth-grader Annica Carr placed 10th in 15:38.0. The Elks’ other counters were senior Ali Manthey in 44th, junior Gracie Scheid in 66th, and two seventh-graders called up to [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk swimming and diving team figured this year is best chance they’ve ever had to beat Maple Grove for the first time, but knew it would be close. Well, it certainly was close. The Elks and the perennial NWSC champions battled to a tie, extremely rare in swimming, [...]

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Brooke Salo and Megan Seymour each scored twice as the Zimmerman Thunder opened sections with a 4-0 win over Grand Rapids at home Thursday. “Each of our girls had some big plays in the game,” said coach Jeff Downing. “Our reserves were able to give relief and maintain a high level of play throughout their [...]

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A scrappy goal by Rachel Ness gave Elk River the lead with 20 minutes left and the Elks held on to beat Buffalo 2-1 Thursday evening at home in the sectional opener. Shayne Schoenfelder notched the first goal as No. 3 seeded Elk River (7-10) posted its fifth straight victory. The Elks advanced to the [...]

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The top-seeded Rogers Royals turned back No. 8 St. Cloud Tech 4-0 in their Section 8AA girls soccer opener at home Thursday evening. Miranda Anderson, senior forward, tallied two goals for the Royals, with Courtney Henderson and Jenna Breseman also scoring. The Royals protected their net well at the other end, with goalie Lydia Hubert-Peterson [...]

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