Rogers

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The outcome of Elk River vs. Rogers football always seems to be a surprise. The only solid prediction about Saturday’s duel in Elk River, 3 p.m., based on past results, is that it won’t be boring. The Elks, 6-2 and seeded second in a Section 6AAAAA field with three top-five [...]

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A pair of explosive offensive teams will be on display when the Elk River Elks host the Rogers Royals on Saturday in the Section 6AAAAA semifinals at 3 p.m. The No. 2 seeded Elks (6-2) are scoring 37 points per game. The No. 3 seeded Royals (8-1) are averaging 46 per game. The outcome will [...]

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  Rogers will have two boys in the state cross country meet after seniors Tyler Bethke and Caleb Burke earned their way through Section 5AA on Thursday. Bethke placed seventh in 16:26.3 and Burke was eighth in 16:33.1, both qualifying for state for the first time, at Anoka High School. The Royals placed fourth among [...]

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The Rogers volleyball season ended with a five-game loss to Spring Lake Park in their Section 5AAA opener Tuesday evening. Spring Lake Park (15-9) prevailed 25-21, 18-25, 17-25, 25-22, 15-12. Rogers finished 13-16. Erica Folk made 18 kills and 22 digs for Rogers. Hannah Sjerven notched 15 kills and five solo blocks. Baylee Waldhoff delivered [...]

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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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