Three Rogers juniors were named to the Coaches Association All-State Class AA teams at the pre-state tournament soccer banquet on Saturday. Abbie Gearou, junior center defender who anchored a defense with 10 shutouts, was named to the girls first team all-state. Courtney Henderson, junior center midfielder who had nine goals and 10 assists, was [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Every step Tanner Beckerleg takes on the soccer field sends throbs of pain through his afflicted hips, but somehow that doesn’t stop the Elk River senior defender from excelling. “Tanner holds down the back line for us. He’s the last rung of defense and he makes a big difference in [...]
The Rogers boys soccer team’s season ended with a 1-0 loss to Buffalo on the Bison field on Thursday in the Section 8AA opener. The Royals, seeded fifth, finished with a 10-7 record.
The Anoka Toradoes are the top seed for the Section 8AA boys soccer tournament, with Rogers fifth and Elk River sixth. Pairings Thursday are No. 8 Brainerd (4-11-1) at Anoka (9-6-1), No. 5 Rogers (10-6) at No. 4 Buffalo (10-5-1), No. 7 St. Michael-Albertville (3-12-1) at No. 2 St. Cloud Tech (12-1-4), and No. 6 [...]
Elk River tied Champlin Park 2-2 in its regular season finale on Thursday evening. Gil Valdez scored both goals, giving him four in the last three games. He got assists from Tanner Beckerleg and Tyler Eirich. The Elks finished 2-9-1 in the NWSC for 12th place among 13 teams. Maple Grove was champion with 13-0. [...]
The Rogers Royals won their conference finale 7-1 over the last-place Princeton Tigers on Thursday evening at home. The Royals, snapping a three-game conference losing streak, finished 6-3 for fourth place in the Mississippi 8. They’ll take a 10-6 overall record into Section 8AA starting next Thursday. Matt Carik knocked in two goals an assisted [...]
The Elk River boys soccer team defeated Irondale 2-1 at home Tuesday evening on Senior Night. The strongest contributors had to be all of our seniors,” said coach Ryan Sorenson. “It was senior night and they led by example on how to dig down deep and play a full 80 minutes.” The seniors are [...]
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 [...]