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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Adam Heyer broke his foot late in his junior season at Rogers and missed some big games at the end of the year, but came back strong and contributed mightily to an 8-2 season this fall. “Adam worked so hard to get back, between seasons,” coach Marc Franz said. “U...Read More
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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Big thrill one week, big thud the next week. That was the story of Elk River’s playoff run as a surprisingly good season ended with a 38-12 blowout loss to St. Michael-Albertville in the Section 6AAAAA finals Friday night. “We need to play Rogers eve...Read More
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The Orono Spartans took a quick 22-0 lead on Zimmerman and went on to defeat the Thunder 43-7 in the Section 5AAAA semifinals on Saturday in Orono. The Thunder, finishing 7-3, were unable to slow down the Spartans, who feature both a 1,000-yard passer and 1,000-yard rusher. “Our guys showed a ...Read More
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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The outcome of Elk River vs. Rogers football always seems to be a surprise. The only solid prediction about Saturday’s duel in Elk River, 3 p.m., based on past results, is that it won’t be boring. The Elks, 6-2 and seeded second in a Section 6AAAAA field with t...Read More
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The Zimmerman Thunder must slow down a pair of Orono offensive standouts to have a chance of upsetting the Spartans in their Section 5AAAA semifinal game. The No. 3 seeded Thunder (7-2) face No. 2 Orono (6-2) in Orono on Saturday at 3 p.m. The Thunder beat No. 6 Mound-Westonka 14-7 on Tuesday while ...Read More
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