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The Spectrum Sting defeated Calvin Christian 25-19, 25-19, 25-10 on Monday in Fridley, improving to 17-7 for the season.   Ellie Rogers served five aces, Meghan Hays four and Lexi Reese three. Hays also led with eight kills, with Rachel Neiss adding six and Molly Mitchell five. osty Dalla Valentina, playing with a minor injury, [...]

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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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The Spectrum volleyball team defeated FAIR of Minneapolis 25-14, 25-6, 25-13 on Parents Night on Monday evening, then lost to Mound-Westonka 25-11, 25-12, 25-22 on Tuesday. The Sting (15-7) got aces on 26 serves against FAIR, led by Lauren Gillquist and Meghan Hays with six each. Hays also had six of the Sting’s 20 kills [...]

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The Elk River volleyball teams lost in three games to Totino-Grace, 25-17, 25-23, 25-20, in Fridley on Wednesday evening. The Elks missed 10 serves as struggled offensively. Sidney Wentland had eight kills, Gina Honek six and Kennedy Strain five. The Elks (3-7 conference, 7-9 overall) will host Andover on Tuesday.

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Aggressive serving helped Elk River volleyball pick up its third conference win 25-15, 25-12, 25-9 over the Irondale Knights at home Tuesday evening. The Elks notched 18 aces, with Gabi Haack serving 13-for-13 with four aces, Kennedy Strain 9-for-11 with five aces, Geneva Kachinske 8-for-9 with three aces, Kaitlyn Pearson 9-for-12 with three aces, and [...]

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The Elk River volleyball team won two of four matches at the Hopkins tournament on Saturday. The Elks (6-8) lost to their first match to Orono 25-18, 25-11. Sidney Wendland had five kills, and Kaitlyn Pearson seven kills and an ace. The Elks beat Albert Lea 25-16, 25-22. Gina Honek had seven kills, Wentland six [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers volleyball team has a pair of talented, all-around veteran players, but one of them has been sidelined lately. The Royals, led by senior Erika Folk with 12 kills, 26 digs, and two aces, turned back St. Francis 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18 at home Thursday evening. Watching from [...]

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