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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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by Dave Pedersen After losing the first two matches of the season, the Delano tennis team has won six straight matches, four last week alone. The Tigers defeated Andover 5-2, SPA 6-1, Glencoe-Silver Lake 6-1 and Eden Prairie 4-3. Against Andover, Delano won all three doubles matches and two at singles. Katie Schleif won at [...]

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted at Rockford’s first home football game Friday as part of the celebration of the remodeled facility that includes field turf. Pictured from left are soccer players Brianna Calder, Abby Botten, Brad Johnson and Anthony Maiolo, Rockee the mascot, District 883 business manager Sandy Strozyk and board members Kris Abrahamson, [...]

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by Dave Pedersen Delano had fewer offensive options once starting quarterback Toby Hanson left the football game against Annandale Friday with a hip injury at the six minute mark. Backup quarterback Brady Miller was not equipped with as many plays to call as Hanson, a two-year starter at the position. However, the junior had one [...]

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by Dave Pedersen SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS It was Rockford’s annual cross country invitational, but Delano took over the Shamrock course in Corcoran last week when dominating the boys varsity event. Rockford runners hope to return the favor when entering Delano’s invitational meet, 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at Lake Rebecca Park. Teams include Waconia, Maple [...]

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