Sports

Rockford’s U12 softball team captured third place at the recent New Ulm Tournament. Pictured front row from left, Hannah Stedman, Jayden Lark, Sara Byers, Sydney Nute, Ellie Sather, Makenna Schmatz and Libby Johnson. Back row, coach Michelle Byers, Amanda Shipley, Tori Milow, Erin Hopkins, Celia Hoffman, Madisyn Rentz and coach LeAnn Sather.      

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN If Rockford town team baseball fans can look past the record they will see a competitive squad in the North Star League. A good example was last Wednesday when the River Bandits took a 1-11 record against Maple Lake, 11-0 at the time. Rockford battled before losing 6-5 in 13 innings. “The [...]

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Competes in decathlons, triathlons and iron man competitions BY DAVE PEDERSEN The sport does not matter as long as it involves a challenge for Rockford’s Nick Klonne. For example, after finishing his junior year at Rockford, Klonne wanted to extend his track and field season so he entered the state Junior Olympic decathlon competition at [...]

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Rockford’s 11A baseball team won the Crow River Tournament title in Howard Lake last weekend to qualify for the state tournament July 25-27 in Mankato. “It was a complete team effort with everyone contributing,” said coach Paul Reynolds about how his team won four close games. “The pitching was outstanding along with great defense and [...]

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  Rockford youth sports report BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS The first ever Jim Thome Showcase U10A baseball tournament in Rockford will be a hard act to follow for the U11A Rockford Area Athletic Association (RAAA) team when playing host to a similar event June 20-21. Rockford’s U10A team took top honors at the [...]

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Rockets finish 24-3 after defeating New Ulm and Hawley BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS Rockford’s 3-0 victory over two-time defending state softball champion New Ulm to open the Class 2A tournament Friday was tempered by a 1-0 loss to LeSueur-Henderson in the semifinals. The Rockets may have lost a shot at the state title, [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS Jordan O’Reilly was laughing at his three rookie Rockford relay team members earlier this track and field season, but was smiling with them after the 4×200 relay finished second at the State Class A track and field meet Saturday at Hamline University in St. Paul. O’Reilly was the only [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS   Rockford will send a formidable group of track and field athletes to the state high school meet, starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 6 at Hamline University in St. Paul. The finals are Saturday, June 7. Eight athletes in six different events qualified for state from the Section [...]

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