Sports

by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers   Maple Grove volleyball standout Lauren Bright had a quite a trip to Orlando in June. Not only did she get to Mickey Mouse, Bright became a national champion when her Northern Lights 16-2 team won the AAU Nationals. And she was named All-American. “It was definitely the highlight [...]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers   Ear plugs, Advil and lots of fantastic volleyball action. That’s what visitors to the recent the 2014 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships, or JO Nationals, found at the Minneapolis Convention Center. According to organizers, the event attracted nearly 9,500 athletes and over 20,000 spectators. The tournament crowned [...]

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Post 172 gears up for mega tournament   Kevin Kray can thank the latest addition to Case Paxton’s family for a coaching opportunity. Kray, a former Osseo and Minnesota Golden Gopher baseball standout, contacted Paxton in the spring about helping with the Legion team. Paxton had been serving as the team’s coach but opted to [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS Four Rockford age group girls fastpitch teams stood out at recent tournaments, including the U12 team that qualified for the state tournament. U14 wins Kimball title The Rockford U14 softball team won the recent Kimball “Own the Zone” Tournament, posting a 4-1 record in the one-day event. The Rockets [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN A recent offensive power outage has slowed Rockford’s amateur baseball team. The River Bandits are 1-16 in the North Star League. The recent Carver/Cologne tournament was cut short because of rain. Rockford finished second to Delano a year ago. The Bandits technically lost the first game to the Minneapolis River Rats 9-4 [...]

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Rockford baseball is hosting the Crow River Baseball League 10B and 10C tournaments July 11-13. The 10B tournament is scheduled for July 12-13 and will be played at Bankwest Lamperts Field and the Rockford Middle School. Participating teams include Hanover 1, Lester Prairie, Norwood-Young America, Annandale Cardinals, Maple Lake, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, Annandale Hawks and Watertown.  [...]

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By Jake Schroer Crow River News Sports   After a 4th of July layoff, the Red Devils went back to work against the Forest Lake Brewers. The Brewers came ready to hit and amassed a 7-0 lead after just a couple of innings. The Red Devils fought back in the third, as Dustin Carlson drove [...]

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