Rogers boys basketball

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Spring Lake Park sank a dozen three-point shots to fend off a turnover-plagued Rogers Royals team 77-68 on Friday evening in Rogers. “We shot the ball well. We out rebounded them,” said Rogers coach Joe Belka. “I told the kids, the difference in the game was we had 22 […]

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The Rogers boys lost their opener to Anoka 58-57 Thursday at home as the Tornadoes’ Torrey Ledin  hit a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left and the Royals missed two free shots in the final second. Rogers rallied from a  30-22 halftime deficit to a seven-point lead with 2:40 left but couldn’t hold on. Anoka applied […]

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The Rogers Royals absorbed their first loss, getting thumped by Mahtomedi 7-3 at home on Tuesday evening. Mac Rathmanner and Matt Bonine knocked in two goals each for the Zephyrs, who were opening their season. Jake Erickson, Kellen Campbell and Trevor Keeney notched the other goals. Erickson had a short-handed goal and Bonine had a […]

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It’s a start-over year for the Royals with seven seniors gone from last year’s 19-9 team and nobody on the roster who has started a varsity game. “The players are excited about their opportunities,” said coach Joe Belka. “We should be a team that gets better throughout the season.” The Royals will host Anoka on […]

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  Rogers center Michael Schreiber was named Most Valuable Player in the Mississippi 8 Conference for basketball, announced coach Joe Belka. The 6-foot-8 Schreiber averaged 19.6 points in conference games, leading the Royals to a share of the championship with St. Michael-Albertville, the first conference title for Rogers (19-9 overall). A Northern State recruit and […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor At tournament time, the best team doesn’t always win, Rogers coach Joe Belka counseled his team before sectionals started. “I was telling them, that’s one of great things about March, one of the reason we get so excited about the tournaments,” Belka said, in reminding his team there’s no […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers and Elk River basketball teams are seeded second and third in the wide-open Section 8AAAA tournament that starts Tuesday, and would meet for the third time this year if both win. Rogers (18-8), playing in Class 4A for the first time, will  host No. 7 St. Cloud Tech […]

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The Rogers Royals are conference champions in boys basketball for the first time, sharing the honor with St. Micheal-Albertville. The Royals secured their share of the title with a 73-46 conquest of Cambridge-Isanti on Friday evening, finishing 10-2 in Mississippi 8 play, same as STMA. The Royals split with both STMA and third-place Buffalo during […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers Royals are on the verge of their first  conference title in boys basketball after tumbling St. Michael-Albertville 65-48 Tuesday evening, generating perhaps their best performance of the season in a game they had to win. “Conference means a lot to us. If we can beat Cambridge on […]

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