Rogers girls basketball

The Rogers Royals thumped Spring Lake Park 65-48 on Tuesday evening on the Panthers court, improving to 2-1. The Royal enjoyed balanced scoring led by Megan Dobberstein with 1 3 points and Marina Nowak with nine. Simanko led SLP with 10 points. “We played our style of basketball,” said coach Karlee Anderson. “We pressured their [...]

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An encouraging comeback in the second half wasn’t enough  as the Rogers Royals fell to the Chaska Hawks 67-54 on Thursday evening in Chaska. Chaska, with strong post play, dominated the first half 44-18. The Royals got within 11 points in the second half. “The first half, we played their game,” said Rogers coach Karlee [...]

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Torrid shooting helped the Rogers Royals breeze 65-39 over North St. Paul in their opener at home Tuesday evening, giving new coach Karlee Anderson a successful debut. The Royals shot 9-for-16 from 3-point range, and 18-for-23 on free shots, while making 12 steals. Courtney McClay was top scorer with 17 and Taylor Anderson added 12. [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Karlee Anderson, former Bemidji State captain, is the new girls basketball coach for the Rogers Royals. Anderson, 25, was hired on Monday, announced RHS principal Roman Pierskalla. She will  teach Biology. “We think Karlee will do real well with our girls team,” said Pierskalla, who was principal at Rockford High [...]

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The Rogers girls basketball season ended as top-seeded Buffalo beat the Royals 51-34 in the Section 8AAAA semifinals on Saturday at St. Cloud State. Jamie High with 15 points and 11 rebounds led Buffalo (24-4) in its third win over the Royals this year. Alexa Thielman added 12 points. Courtney McClay sank 10 points, Jordyn [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor In an eventful week for Rogers Royals sports on several fronts, the girls basketball team made sure they remained part of the excitement by defeating the Moorhead Spuds 52-38 in their playoff opener at home Thursday evening. Emily Reichert  scored 17 points in the last home game of her [...]

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The first round of Section 8AAAA girls basketball, including Elk River and Rogers, was postponed from Tuesday to Thursday due to inclement weather. The pairings are No. 8 Brainerd (5-17) at No. 1 Buffalo (22-4), No. 5 Moorhead (9-15) at No. 4 Rogers (11-15), No. 7 Bemidji (11-14) at No. 2 St. Michael-Albertville (19-7), and [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers Royals have been sinking their free shots lately, and that trait was a big factor in surviving their playoff opener 45-39 over Dassel-Cokato on Tuesday evening at home.   “It was not a pretty game offensively by either team,” said coach Jeremy Digiovanni. “Survive would be the [...]

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The Rogers Royals lost their regular-season finale to the Princeton Tigers 47-40 on Friday evening.   The Royals, who beat Princeton 56-44 earlier in the year, finished 6-10 in the Mississippi 8, tying for fifth place.   “An off-night shooting dashed our hopes,” said coach  Jeremy Digiovanni. “We were an ice cold 25 percent from [...]

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