football

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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Team awards and leaders for Spectrum fall sports have been announced, including MVP honors for Ben Maki in football, Meghan Hayes in volleyball, and Kayla Zimmerman and Becca Peterson on the girls cross country team that placed eighth in the state.  quarterback Ben Maki was named MVP of the Spectrum football team while sophomore Shane [...]

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The Spectrum Sting defeated Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf 20-12 at Faribault in their regular-season finale on Tuesday afternoon. The Sting are 2-6, while the MSAD Trojans are 5-2. MSAD normally plays 8-man football against deaf schools from other states. “We really enjoyed playing with Spectrum, and I’m glad that we made the first [...]

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  Facing a quarterback with a strong arm and receivers that were tough to cover, the Spectrum String lost to the Breck Mustangs 42-26 on Friday afternoon. Graydon Kulick hit Will Culliton for two touchdowns and Jazzi Robinson and Derek Witala for one each, going over the top as the receivers got behind the coverage. [...]

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Clutch runs by quarterback Ben Maki and a blocked field goal by Austin Kurilla helped the Spectrum Sting pick up their first win 22-21 over West Lutheran on Friday evening. “The kids were really pumped up. It was pretty exciting,” said coach Seth Mills. The  game was played at Crown College in St. Bonifacius, just [...]

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