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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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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Connor Henderson has been a quarterback ever since he first put on pads in fourth grade. All those years, he prepared for the chance to take over the varsity job at Rogers High School. “Growing up watching those guys play, especially Bjorn Bloom and Matt Weber, made me really want to [...]

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Denis Bardashevskiy, the Elk River football team’s record-setting fullback, is among team Most Valuable Players announced by autumn coaches, along with all-conference and other team awards. Bardashevskiy added two records this year: 3,723 career rushing yards and six touchdowns in a game (against Monticello), tying a 1928 record. He also holds the single-season mark of [...]

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Noah Lunning and Alex MacGregor of Zimmerman each received special conference awards, announced coach Tom Kish. Lunning was named the Granite Ridge Conference’s top defensive back, while MacGregor, a kicker, shared the special teams player award. Both are seniors. •Brooke Borchardt, Zimmerman’s first 1,000-kill player, was MVP of the volleyball team and got her third all-conference [...]

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