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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 There were fewer Ostermans than usual at the Elk River Quarterback Club golf tournament on Friday, but the two who made it teamed with three other capable golfers and won the whole thing. “There’s usually six to eight of us here, but most of them were at a wedding,” [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River quarterback Trent Pink is getting some recognition from the recruiting web site Rivals.com after strong showings in summer camps. The junior-to-be attended a regional camp in Chicago in April and impressed enough to be invited to the Rivals.com camp in Jacksonville, FL, for the top 250 underclassman prospects [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Minnesota football teams should no longer have to travel far out of state to find opponents, or play less than an eight-game regular season, as a result of Minnesota State High School League action on Monday. “The League Board of Directors unanimously adopted a plan that places all member [...]

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Zimmerman lineman Dustin Neseth signed a national letter of intent to play football with Minnesota State-Moorhead on Thursday. “He’s the fourth Zimmerman guy who’ve gotten,” noted Dragons coach Steve Laqua on the Dragons’ web site, citing Neseth for a “tremendous motor, inner drive, passion to play,, and huge upside.” The 260-pound center and defensive tackle [...]

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Three Rogers soccer players signed college letters of intent on Thursday but one of them picked football as his college sport. Isaac Aanerud, a three-time all-conference soccer player who also kicked 10 field goals for the football team the past two years, six from 40 or more yards, signed with Bemidji State for football. Two [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A major change for high school football scheduling will take place starting in 2015 due action taken by the Minnesota State High School League on Thursday. By a vote of 19-1, the MSHSL approved a district scheduling plan which will result in scrapping most if not all existing conferences for [...]

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