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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The District 728 football teams all face opponents they should be heavily favored to beat on Friday evening, with Elk River playing at Anoka, Rogers at Big Lake and Zimmerman hosting Milaca. In this week’s Max Preps rankings for Class 5A, Mankato West is on top, followed by Rogers [...]

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The Rogers tennis team picked up its 20th victory to open playoffs last Thursday but were edged out by Blaine 4-3 in the second round of Section 5AA on Monday. With their No. 1 singles player Kaylie Conlin injured and another starter, Emily Spaniol, sick, the Royals lost all four singles while winning all three [...]

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The Buffalo Bison pulled out two close games to defeat the Rogers Royals 18-25, 25-17, 26-24, 25-23 on Tuesday evening. Erica Folk had 14 kills for the Royals and Hannah Sjerven and Victoria Taylor six each. Sjerven made four blocks. Folk served 17-for-18 with two aces and led with 15 digs. Baylee Waldhoff made 34 [...]

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The Rogers Royals are seeded first the Elk River Elks are seeded third in the Section 8AA girls soccer tournament. Pairings Thursday at No. St. Cloud Tech (3-12-2) at Rogers (13-3), No. 5 Brainerd (12-3-1) at No. 4 Moorhead (6-6-4), No. 7 Bemidji (7-6-2) at No. 2 St. Michael-Albertville (13-3), and No. 6 Buffalo (6-9-1) [...]

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The Anoka Toradoes are the top seed for the Section 8AA boys soccer tournament, with Rogers fifth and Elk River sixth. Pairings Thursday are No. 8 Brainerd (4-11-1) at Anoka (9-6-1), No. 5 Rogers (10-6) at No. 4 Buffalo (10-5-1), No. 7 St. Michael-Albertville (3-12-1) at No. 2 St. Cloud Tech (12-1-4), and No. 6 [...]

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The Roger girls soccer team lost its regular season finale to Maple Grove 2-0 on Saturday at home and will take a 13-3 record into sectionals. Darian Kolb and Kaelyn Schreiner had the goals for Maple Grove. The Royals’ three losses came against strong teams. They lost to Eagan (13-0-3) by 2-1, Princeton (14-1) by [...]

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The Rogers Royals outlasted Nevis 25-22, 18-25, 25-18, 25-20 at home Saturday. Hannah Sjerven and Erica Folk knocked down 14 kills each for the Royals (11-9). Victoria Taylor served 12-for-12 with three aces. Baylee Waldhoff made 19 digs and 28 assists. Rogers will host Buffalo on Tuesday.

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Erica Folk is one of those driven athletes who generates robust numbers in almost every column on the stat sheet every game. The Rogers senior volleyball captain likes hitting best, but delivers clutch plays all around the rotation. “Erica never comes off he floor,” said coach Joyelle Knoblach. “She is [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers Royals have a trick pass play that they usually can’t complete even in practice, but they tried it in a game Friday night. It worked like a charm, despite quite unfavorable atmospheric conditions, on the way to a 42-12 win over Monticello at home. With a cold [...]

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