Sports

North Shore Gymnastics Association’s boys team did very well at the recent state meet at Anoka Ramsey Community College by capturing eight individual first place finishes. A team of 24 boys represented the club based in Maple Plain. The Level 8 team finished second with a score of 204.700.  Josh Fix (15) was state champion [...]

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The Rockford gymnastics team celebrated the season March 18 at the annual awards banquet at the Rockford Community Center. Coaches Jessica Johnson and Mike Erickson gave out the honors, including to senior Mikayla Erickson as All-State Honorable Mention. She also was called most helpful and most dedicated and was given the AJ Award in memory [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS   After Chad Robran helped to pass a Rockford school bond issue that included funds for re-construction of the condemned track, he was asked to help jump start the track and field program as head coach. When coach Andrew Kahler left to teach at another school district, Robran found [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN Both Rockford and Delano cruised to victory at different cross country invitational races last week. Delano won the boys division at the 10-team Waconia invite and Rockford topped the field on the boys side of the five-team Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball invite. It was the fourth straight invitational victory for the Tiger boys after [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN Rockford will have a lot of competition early in the cross country season when taking part in two major invitational’s within a week. The season opens for both the boys and girls squads at the Maple Lake Invitational, 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Next comes the Rocket Run, Rockford’s 20-team invitational, 4:15 [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN The Rocket volleyball team posted its first Central Minnesota Conference victory in several years when defeating Kimball three games to two. “It was a huge game for us as a confidence booster to prove to ourselves that we have what it takes to win conference matches,” said coach Jennifer Stoa. “We were [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN Delano finished a close second to Osseo in the title match at the Farmington Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday. It was the school’s highest placing ever at the event. After splitting two close matches, Osseo won the tie-breaker 15-7. The Tigers also defeated New Prague 2-0, Winona 2-1 and Brainerd 2-0. Against Winona, [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN It was another year and another close Rockford-Kimball football game when the Rockets pulled out a 30-23 victory Friday at home. In the past five seasons, only once has the victor won by more than a touchdown. Last year Kimball knocked off Rockford 33-26 in double overtime. The Rockets outgained Kimball 419 [...]

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