Zach Hnath

The Rogers Royals placed fifth among 27 teams in the Coon Rapids Invitational on Thursday at Bunker Hills. Minnetonka won the 27-hole event with 463, followed by Stillwater 463, Armstrong 475, Spring Lake Park 477, Rogers 478, Roseville Area 479 and Maple Grove 482. Jordan Rykal led Rogers, placing sixth with 6-over-par 114. Corey Muenzhuber [...]

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The Rogers golfers, defending state co-champions, let their fourth through ninth players battle for roster spots in the season opener Tuesday and the Royals tied for sixth among 15 teams at the Monticello Invitational. “It was good to get the season started after three weeks of practice,” said coach Dan Bursheim. “We have some fierce [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Zach Hnath was stopped one game short of “state” four times in his 13 years playing hockey but the Rogers senior has enjoyed a productive career overall, helping the Royals win three conference championships and 53 games, while emerging as the program’s career scoring leader. Hnath, who logged  100 points [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It’s been a stellar three-year run for the Rogers boys hockey team, but one giant barrier known as the Hermantown Hawks has stopped the Royals short of the ultimate goal each year. Hermantown, at 28-0 the state’s lone unbeaten hockey team, pummeled the Royals 4-0 in the Section 5A [...]

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    Phillip Ballard scored in overtime to send Rogers into the section final with a 3-2 win over Proctor at home on Saturday evening.   Ballard, a senior forward, got the game-winner 5:00 into the extra session on a power play after a Rail player was called for slashing. Assisting were Andrew Smith and [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers hockey team has met both conference goals — to win their second straight title, and to become the first Mississippi 8 team to go unbeaten in conference. Bryan Jungels  and Zach Hnath each had the hat trick as the Rogers Royals thumped St. Michael-Albertville 7-2 home on Thursday [...]

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The Rogers Royals neared their second straight Mississippi 8 title with a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Bison on Thursday evening in Buffalo. Nick Polsfuss and Neal Smith each notched a goal and an assist for the Royals. Andrew Smith and Zach Hnath (power play) had the other goals. Bryan Jungels made two assists and [...]

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