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by Dave Pedersen SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS It was a tail of two half when Rockford lost a home football game to Eden Valley-Watkins 26-21 Friday. EVW won the first half 26-0 and Rockford dominated in the second half 21-0. The game marked the opening of the remodeled stadium when fans were invited to check out [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN The Rockets will celebrate the major remodeling of the stadium, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 against Eden Valley-Watkins. Fans will be invited on the field after the game to check out the new turf surface. Rockford kicked off the season at Watertown Mayer last Thursday, losing 17-7. The Royals jumped on top [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN Last season it was a matter of time that led to Rockford’s 3-7 football season when losing four games in the last minutes as the team was so close to going 7-3. For the second straight season Rockford was bumped from the playoffs by Providence Academy. Two years ago it was in [...]

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Good start for soccer teams The high school soccer season kicked off last week with Delano and Rockford teams showing some spunk. Rockford opened with a 1-1 tie against the Sauk Rapids-Rice boys and then edged PACT Charter 1-0. Meanwhile, the Rocket girls were blasting PACT Charter 7-0. Delano’s boys crushed Watertown-Mayer 9-0 in what [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN Delano is gearing for championship weekend at the Municipal Baseball Park as the state amateur baseball tournament comes to a close on Labor Day. Cold Spring faces Shakopee 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Saturday games include Fairmont vs. Lastrup at 11 a.m., Dumont vs. Fergus Falls at 1:30 p.m., Winsted vs. Lake [...]

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by Dave Pedersen Loretto was one and done at the state amateur baseball tournament hosted by Delano after losing 6-0 to the Elrosa Saints Saturday. The Saints scored one run in the first, third, fourth and seventh, before tacking on two in the eighth in a 12-hit attack. Loretto spread out hits from five different [...]

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by Dave Pedersen Jennifer Stoa may be new to the Rockford volleyball program as the head coach, but most of the starters are proven veterans. Rockford returns five varsity starters, including the top hitters and setter. The coach was greeted by a strong turnout of 35 players. Last year the Rockets finished at 7-19, advancing [...]

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by Dave Pedersen The high school soccer season kicks off this week for both Delano and Rockford girls and boys where three of teams have new coaches. Mike Leipholtz of the Rockford boys is the lone area head coach returning. The team is not as young as in recent years, including only seniors, juniors and [...]

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