Rogers boys basketball

The undefeated Delano Tigers dominated the last nine minutes to defeat the Rogers Royals 77-58 on Friday evening in Delano. Zach Checkal sank 25 points and Toby Hanson 22 to lead the Tigers, who are 10-0 and ranked No. 5 in Class 3A, with Dalton Pulis adding 17. Rogers (3-9) rallied from a 37-31 halftime [...]

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The Rogers Royals lost to Hayfield 66-61 in the third-place game of the Tartan tournament on Saturday evening. Rogers (3-7) led 35-32 at halftime after hitting six of 10 three-pointers, but Hayfield overtook the Royals behind a 32-20 rebound edge and a 21-6 free throw edge. Hayfield made 21 of 33 and the Royals just [...]

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The Tartan Titans held off the Rogers Royals 71-64 in the semifinals of Tartan’s holiday tournament on Friday. The Titans, 6-1 and ranked No. 7 in Class 4A, led by as much as 15 in the second half. Rogers (3-6) made a run late in the game but fell short. Junior center Brody Jackson scored [...]

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The Rogers Royals reached the semifinals of the Tartan holiday tournament with a 74-60 conquest of Columbia Heights on Thursday afternoon in Oakdale. The Highlanders had a 4-1 record coming in, but Rogers (3-5) led throughout, including 38-31 at halftime. Senior forward Sam Spilles laid in 20 points and senior guard Cullen Loughlin hit 17 [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor This year’s River Battle matched a veteran, unbeaten Elk River squad and a struggling, all-rookie Rogers lineup but still wound up being a scrap from start to finish. The Elks prevailed 61-54 at home Saturday, after trailing by five at halftime, led by Porter Morrell with 25 points and Bryan [...]

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St. Cloud Tech sank 34 of 37 free shots, with Andy Foley going 10-for-10 in overtime, and defeated the Rogers Royals 78-71 on Tuesday evening in Rogers. Foley, a junior guard, poured in 35 points, including 18-for-19 at the line. His 10 freebies in the overtime were all the points Tech scored. Sam Spilles sank [...]

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Aaron Lien poured in 30 points as the Moorhead Spuds foiled the Rogers Royals 76-62 on Saturday in Moorhead. Mead, a senior forward, made 14 of 16 free shots, the bulk of them late in the game as the Spuds pulled away when Rogers had to foul. Ryan Gelle netted 14 points, Cullen Loughlin 14 [...]

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The Rogers Royals opened their weekend northern trip with a 71-47 victory over the Bemidji Lumberjacks on Friday evening in Bemidji. The Royals (2-2) will duel Moorhead on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Bemidji and Moorhead are both in Rogers section so the Royals added this trip to their schedule this year. The Royals held Bemidji [...]

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Luke Pecka¬† sank five 3-point shots to help the Rogers Royals defeat Totino-Grace 73-58 on Tuesday evening in Fridley. The Royals (1-2) led 32-31 at halftime, and started to pull away as Pecka made three trey’s early in the second half. The senior guard finished with 19 points. The Eagles, who were opening their season,¬† [...]

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