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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor At tournament time, the best team doesn’t always win, Rogers coach Joe Belka counseled his team before sectionals started. “I was telling them, that’s one of great things about March, one of the reason we get so excited about the tournaments,” Belka said, in reminding his team there’s no [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A quick 10-0 deficit did not faze the Rogers Royals in their section opener against St. Cloud Tech as they took control for a 68-60 victory in first round of Section 8AAAA at home Tuesday evening. Josh Turnquist led with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocked shots as [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers Royals are on the verge of their first¬† conference title in boys basketball after tumbling St. Michael-Albertville 65-48 Tuesday evening, generating perhaps their best performance of the season in a game they had to win. “Conference means a lot to us. If we can beat Cambridge on [...]

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The Buffalo Bison fended off the Rogers Royals 66-62 and stayed unbeaten in the Mississippi 8 on Friday evening. Josh High delivered 21 points, with five 3-pointers, for the Bison, now 11-1 in conference and 15-4 overall. High sank three 3-pointers early in the second half to snap the Bison out of a slump, after [...]

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The Becker Bulldogs turned red-hot in the second half and upset the Rogers Royals 75-67 in Becker on Friday evening. Rogers led 41-29 at the half, but Becker scored came out firing with a 3-pointer and two¬† 2-pointers for a quick 7-0 run, and wound up scoring 46 second-half points and five double-digit scorers. “Becker [...]

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