Sports

By Bruce Strand ELK RIVER STAR NEWS A fast-pitch softball team of mostly Rogers and Elk River athletes won a 16-and-under national tournament in Orlando, FL, last week. Xtreme98 beat Kentucky Pride 9-4 in the finals of the ESPN USSSA World Series 16A division on Saturday, after which they watched the telecast on ESPN-3. “We [...]

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By Bruce Strand ELK RIVER STAR NEWS Andrew Piehl, Rogers junior-to-be, placed seventh at 285 pounds in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman in the USA Wrestling nationals in Fargo held July 25-30. After qualifying by placing first at separate regionals, Piehl went 5-2 with three falls at nationals in Freestyle, and 4-3 in Greco-Roman. In each [...]

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By Bruce Strand ELK RIVER STAR NEWS Rogers auto racer Andrew List achieved his first top-10 finish in open-wheel formula car racing July 20 at the Honda Indy Toronto during his first international racing weekend. He placed 10th among 23 starters. List, 20, is a rookie in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Series Powered by [...]

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By Bruce Strand ELK RIVER STAR NEWS Cole Konczal and Jaqueline Theamert were the overall winners in the 16th annual Bigtooth Sweet Tooth 10K run on Saturday at Woodland Trails in Elk River. There were 39 men and 38 women participating in the event hosted by Elk River cross country coach Mike Niziolek “to promote [...]

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Pitching gems by Adam Nauth and Luke Selkin earned the Rogers Legion team a second-place finish in the Princeton Invitational last week. “This tournament has not been good to us in the past. We have not done well at all there,” coach Ryan Gulden said. “So this was really nice. The story for us was [...]

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Andrew Piehl, a junior at Rogers High School, competed at the ASICS/Vaughan Cadet and Junior Nationals, USA Wrestling tournament in Fargo, N.D., July 20 to 25 and came home with two All-American honors by placing seventh in both the cadet Greco-Roman and Freestyle events. This is Piehl’s first year competing in Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling [...]

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By Jake Schroer Crow River News Sports   After amassing a huge lead in the early portion of Sunday’s game against St. Michael, it looked like the Red Devils had a big win in the bag. Then starting pitcher Rob Fodness suffered an injury, and the Saints began to chip away. “He was kind of [...]

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