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By Bruce Strand Elk River Star News The play that best describes Gunnar Bloom, his coach says, was a long run against Elk River in an afternoon playoff game last year where the tailback added sunlight to his long list of tools. “A defender had an angle on him and was going to catch him [...]

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by Bruce Strand Elk River Star News The Rogers Royals, who eked out a 1-0 win over St. Michael-Albertville Sept. 30 despite being badly outshot, now need to beat the Knights again, with much more on the line. The Royals (15-3) and Knights (15-3) were to duel for a state trip in the Section 8AA [...]

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by Bruce Strand Elk River Star News The Rogers football team can now turn their full attention to their next Big Game against St. Michael-Albertville, an event which often occurs twice a year. The Royals crushed Big Lake 62-7 in a non-conference match Friday night, improving to 7-0. They rushed for 458 yards. Adam Heyer [...]

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The Rogers Royals outlasted Nevis 25-22, 18-25, 25-18, 25-20 at home Saturday. Hannah Sjerven and Erica Folk knocked down 14 kills each for the Royals (11-9). Victoria Taylor served 12-for-12 with three aces. Baylee Waldhoff made 19 digs and 28 assists. Rogers was to host Buffalo on Tuesday.

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By Bruce Strand Elk River Star News The Rogers Royals are seeded first the Elk River Elks are seeded third in the Section 8AA girls soccer tournament. Pairings Thursday at No. St. Cloud Tech (3-12-2) at Rogers (13-3), No. 5 Brainerd (12-3-1) at No. 4 Moorhead (6-6-4), No. 7 Bemidji (7-6-2) at No. 2 St. [...]

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By Bruce Strand Elk River Star News Elk River girls cross country started the season with a conspicuous void in the lineup and the Elks finished back in the pack their first six meets. However, the Elks were able to bask in the glow of a first-place finish Thursday, in a meet they co-hosted with [...]

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By Bruce Strand Elk River Star News The Rogers Royals have a trick pass play that they usually can’t complete even in practice, but they tried it in a game Friday night. It worked like a charm, despite quite unfavorable atmospheric conditions, on the way to a 42-12 win over Monticello at home. With a [...]

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By Bruce Strand Elk River Star News   The Anoka Toradoes are the top seed for the Section 8AA boys soccer tournament, with Rogers fifth and Elk River sixth. Pairings Thursday are No. 8 Brainerd (4-11-1) at Anoka (9-6-1), No. 5 Rogers (10-6) at No. 4 Buffalo (10-5-1), No. 7 St. Michael-Albertville (3-12-1) at No. [...]

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