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Rockets win 16 straight, defend Section 5AA crown BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS   This time when Rockford goes against defending state fastpitch champion New Ulm at the state tournament, the confidence level will be different. Last year when the teams met in the state semifinals New Ulm was defending a state title and [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS   The way the Rockford baseball team dominated at times this year, the early exit from the Section 5AA tournament was unfortunate. The Rockets ended the season last week after losing to Providence Academy 6-1 and to Breck 9-4. The team had opened the East sub-section playoffs with a [...]

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Rockford used equipment collection As one of its community service projects, the Rockford Area Athletic Association (RAAA) is collecting new and gently used sports equipment and shoes to disperse locally to families who are unable to participate in organized sports due to the cost of equipment. Plus, items will go to Uganda through Make a [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS   Rockford will finally get started playing on its remodeled softball complex by playing host to the Rocket Invitational, Saturday, April 26. The four teams will play each other with games set for 10 a.m. noon and 2 p.m. Rockford plays Robbinsdale-Cooper, Bemidji and Washburn in that order. Admission [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS   Some competitors from the recent North Shore Gymnastics Association who qualified for the seven-state Region IV championships in Fargo North Dakota did well enough to advance to the next level. Amanda Bartemio, a Level 10 gymnast, placed fifth to secure a selection to the Junior Olympic Nationals in [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS   It could not have been a better first meet on the new Rockford track when Rockford welcomed four boys teams to the school’s first outdoor home meet since 2007. Rockford had planned to have the time trial meet in the field house, but the outdoor track facility was [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS   The only thing that slowed Rockford’s softball team last week was the muddy roads leading to the renovated field. Otherwise, an offensive onslaught produced 42 runs in three victories to start the season. Rockford edged Delano 12-11 in a game moved from Rockford to Delano due to wet [...]

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  BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS   If Rockford has as short of a baseball season like it had last season, the team will be prepared this time with most of the top players returning. Rockford started last season very late on April 29 because of the cold wet weather conditions and concluded less [...]

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