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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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Nate Weber of Rogers was named Most Valuable Player in the Mississippi 8 conference, heading a list of six special awards earned by members of the champion Royals. Weber had an outstanding year both sides of the ball, notching 17 touchdowns at running back along with 146 tackles and six forced fumbles at linebacker. Rogers [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Eli Muellenbach suffered his third knee injury playing football this past June, so the prudent thing would have been to get it surgically repaired right away. However, a senior-to-be looking at his final season doesn’t always act prudently. “If I’d had the surgery, I’d have missed the season,” said the [...]

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