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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The third straight playoff matchup between Rogers and Elk River was set up Tuesday night when the Royals crushed the Willmar Cardinals 63-0 in their Section 6AAAAA opener at home. The Royals are ranked No. 3 in Class 5A but, after losing their conference finale to St. Michael-Albertville 22-21, had [...]

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  Three Rogers juniors were named to the Coaches Association All-State Class AA teams at the pre-state tournament soccer banquet on Saturday. Abbie Gearou, junior center defender who anchored a defense with 10 shutouts, was named to the girls first team all-state. Courtney Henderson, junior center midfielder who had nine goals and 10 assists, was [...]

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The Rogers Royals, one of three state-ranked teams in the Section 6AAAAA tournament, were seeded third after a 7-1 regular season. The Royals will host No. 6 Willmar (3-5) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Willmar has lost four straight games in which they’ve led after three quarters each game but have been outscored 63-7 in [...]

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Elk River was seeded No. 7 among 12 teams in Section 7AAA volleyball after a 9-15 regular season. The Elks will host No. 10 Princeton (11-15) in the first round Wednesday, 7 p.m. Cambridge-Isanti (24-4) is the No. 1 seed. North Branch (17-5), a team the Elks beat 3-1 early in the season, is No. [...]

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St. Michael-Albertville wound up with the top seed ahead of Elk River, with Rogers third, in the Section 6AAAAA football tournament that begins Tuesday.   “We were five points ahead, but lost the tiebreaker,” said Elk coach Steve Hamilton about complex scoring system.   The Elks had been six points ahead of Rogers going into [...]

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By Rachel Finkbeiner When it comes to Rogers and St. Michael-Albertville and football, the win always goes down to the wire. This time the final minutes were not in the Royals’ favor as STMA ended their seven-game win streak 22-21 in a conference championship game Wednesday evening. “Every single game seems to come down to [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Conference championships are on the line for Rogers and Elk River in the final game of the regular season Wednesday evening while Zimmerman will likely be dueling for a second-place finish.   Blaine at Elk River The Elks, who’ve lost two straight after a 5-0 start, need a win over [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor St. Michael-Albertville made sure there was no suspense at the end this time, and thumped the Rogers Royals 3-0 to earn a trip to the state tournament Tuesday evening. Two weeks after losing to Rogers 1-0 on a goal with 33 seconds left, in a conference match, the Knights [...]

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The Rogers Royals had two all-conference runners as the boys team placed fifth and the girls sixth among 10 teams in the Mississippi 8 Conference meet Tuesday in Buffalo. Tyler Bethke and Caleb Burke, both seniors, placed seventh and eighth in the boys race, hitting the chute together in 17:04.35 and 17:04.93, at Buffalo Heights [...]

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