Sports

BY DAVID PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS Kelsey Ortmann is the new head varsity girls basketball coach at Rockford. She is entering her second year of teaching health and physical education. Ortmann previously coached basketball for two years at Rogers High School and the year before that at Andover High School. Her brother in-law, Andy Ortmann, […]

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BY DAVID PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS The good news in Rockford’s 87-66 loss to Watertown-Mayer in the season boys basketball opener last week is how eight Rockets scored six points or more. The bad news according to coach Michael Tauber is the team showed its inexperience. The top scorer last year averaged nearly 19 points […]

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BY DAVID PEDERSEN Crow River News Both Rockford area hockey teams posted their first victories of the season last week. After losing the first game of the girls hockey season, Rockford/Delano/Buffalo defeated Mississippi 8 Conference rival Cambridge/Isanti 11-3. The Rockford-Delano boys hockey squad started the season with a 4-1 victory at section rival Blake Saturday. […]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers Asked whether his Maple Grove boys’ hockey team has set high goals for the 2014-15 season, Crimson senior captain Josh Passolt said, “We are setting our sights on the X (the state tournament at Xcel Energy Center). Anything else would be a disappointment.” The Crimson have indeed set very […]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers If senior leadership is an ingredient for success, the Osseo High boys’ hockey team should do well this winter. The Orioles are returning eight senior lettermen from last year. In fact 14 players on the varsity team are seniors. Leading the way are senior captains Mason Hautala and Ben […]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers Maple Grove girls’ hockey coach Rob Potter was tired after a recent practice but he could not hide his excitement when he talked about the 2014-15 squad. With talent, depth and experience, the Crimson appear ready for a big season. “This is the deepest team I’ve ever coached on […]

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The Maple Grove boys’ soccer team was honored for its brilliant 2014 season at the recent banquet. The Crimson enjoyed the program’s best season with a record of 20-2. They won the Northwest Suburban Conference and Section 5AA championships and took fourth place in the state tournament. They posted 14 shut-outs, with 69 goals for […]

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The Maple Grove girls’ soccer team was recognized for an outstanding 2014 season at last week’s banquet. The Crimson had a record-breaking year. The records they broke were: • Most shutouts in school history (11) • Fewest goals against per game: 0.44 • Third most goals scored per game: 2.44 • Second biggest goals differential […]

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