Rogers football

The Rogers Royals ground out a 24-12 victory over St. Cloud Apollo on Friday night, overcoming  the efforts of an Eagles’ big-play  receiver and resourceful quarterback. The Royals (2-0) had 210 yards rushing and 66 passing in the non-conference game at Michie Stadium in St. Cloud. “They (Apollo) had a good quarterback, a sophomore, I [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers Royals opened their pursuit of a fourth-straight conference football crown by rolling past Big Lake 38-15 at home Thursday evening. With starters back at only five of 22 slots, the Royals’ mostly new lineup impressed their coach. “What I really liked was how the team came out [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Matt Weber, the Rogers linebacker who’ll play in the state all-star football game today, made a multitude of big hits in his career,  but the one that sticks out most is a QB sack his junior year, one of those plays about which you can truly say helped save a [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Chase Cleveland’s favorite sport is basketball but his best is track, ever since ninth grade when he broke the team 400 record the first time he ran it. “Chase is the best all-around runner we’ve ever had at Rogers High School,” said coach Matt Webb, praising his combo of natural [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Football prowess at the local and area levels, and gymnastics gems at the state and national levels, were the biggest sports stories of 2011 in the Star News realm. Also making prominent headlines were Rogers golfers and an ambitious diver from Elk River. Following are the sports editor’s picks for [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Trevor Berkley was able to return as a three-sport athlete at Rogers and have a  productive senior year, after a long recovery from a gruesome eye injury. “It was very impressive, after what he went through, the mental toughness he showed,” said football coach Marc Franz. The 6-4, 185-pound Berkley [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Wednesday was an exciting day for Rogers High School athletics as five athletes — four soccer and one football — signed with Division I or II teams. Parents and coaches gathered for a ceremony and photo session as the five athletes formally signed. Paul Gustafson, activities director, was master of [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Mick Goudy of the Rogers football staff was named Assistant Coach of the Year  recently. The retired teacher and former head coach has been the Royals offensive coordinator for seven years. This past season, the Royals were state runners-up in Class 4A. “Mick was selected for this award by the [...]

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