Spectrum soccer was edged by Mayer Lutheran 2-1 Tuesday evening at Mayer. Danielle Hennies scored on a free kick outside the box early in the game. Defensively, Anna McGlone, Maddie Bursch, and Brynne Walk played the full 80 minutes, and senior Jess Kraus ran tirelessly on the wing, said coach Nicki Luehrs. The Sting (1-) [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers tennis team has played 15 dual meets already, and school hasn’t even started yet. The Royals have won 10 of those matches, including 4-3 over Maple Grove on Wednesday. That was their first home match after playing in five multiple-team events on the road. The Royals swept [...]

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Spectrum volleyball opened with a five-set loss to Brooklyn Center on Tuesday evening. The Centaurs prevailed 26-24, 21-25, 25-15, 24-26, 15-5. Meghan Hays led the Sting attack with 11 kills. Freshman Setter Ellie Rogers contributed 6 kills, 4 aces and 19 assists. Maddie Hays had 8 assists. Defensively, Costy Dalla Valentina had 9 digs and [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A 16-pound cabbage grown by Brian and Andrea Eggert, of Elk River, has taken top honors at the Minnesota State Fair. It won a blue ribbon in the largest cabbage contest. And the irony of it all is it was supposed to be a Brussels sprout. Brian had gone to [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Everybody’s ready for some real football, and it’s almost here. After two weeks of practices, and a Saturday of scrimmages, on the heels of summer team camps, District 728 teams will be kicking off the 2014 season Thursday evening, and not a moment too soon. “Today, you could see [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Madyson St. Germain delivered the lone goal as Elk River picked up its first victory, 1-0 over Totino-Grace, on Tuesday at home. It was the conference opener for the Elks (1-2) against a team making its debut in the Northwest Suburban. St. Germain, senior forward, scored midway through the [...]

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  The Rogers Royals scored in each half while its defense held firm to defeat the Moorhead Spuds 2-0 at home Tuesday. Miranda Anderson assisted on both goals. Heather Kilber punched in the rebound of a strong Anderson shot in the first half. Jenna Breseman ran past Anderson on a breakaway, got a lead pass [...]

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Section rival Moorhead handed the Rogers Royals a 1-0 loss, scoring with five minutes left, Tuesday in Rogers. “We controlled the ball most of the game, but we never got one in,” said Chris Miller, Royals coach. “We would string together a few passes and couldn’t make the last one.” Isaac Judisch scored the lone [...]

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