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Youth tackle registration deadline is Aug. 15 BY DAVE PEDERSEN A record number of boys played youth tackle football last season for the Rockford Area Athletic Association, even though the national trend is for decreasing interest in the sport. “We are certain this has to do with the youth program that is entering its fifth [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS Rockford Area Athletic Association’s U12 fastpitch team made a great run in the playoffs this season. In the end of June the team placed third at the state qualifier in Ham Lake, which also qualified the team to go to Nationals. At the state tournament July 12 and 13 [...]

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The Wright County Soccer club’s U12 C3 girls soccer team split two games at last week’s Minnesota Youth Soccer Association’s state tournament in Lakeville. WCS took a 10-1-1 record to state under the direction of coaches Andy Frechette and Josh Hutchcraft. After losing 3-2 to Shakopee last night, the team ended the season with a [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS After dominating for most of the first two amateur baseball playoff games, the Rockford River Bandits slipped enough to let one get away, ending the season with an 8-7 loss to Cokato Saturday in the Class C Region 12 tournament. Rockford was one of the five teams battling in [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN It was an improbable run for the Wright County Soccer club’s U12 C3 girls soccer team that went from the bottom position in the West District last summer to be league champion this season. The rise to the top included qualifying for the state tournament being played this week. The state title [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN Not making it to the state youth soccer tournament did not define the seasons for the Wright County Soccer club’s U11 boys and U16 girls C2 teams. Both teams only had one loss during the season, which happened to come in the first round of the single elimination playoffs. Because of the [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN The Rockford River Bandits started the Class C Region 12 amateur baseball playoffs where it left off in the regular season. Rockford dominated Montrose 15-3 Sunday for a second straight victory and gain momentum for the playoffs that started Wednesday, July 23 against Montrose. The River Bandits also rolled over Buffalo 10-0 [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS A week earlier, the Rockford River Bandits were working on picking up the offense. This week the amateur baseball team will stress defense after allowing 43 runs in three recent games. Last week Rockford lost to Dassel-Cokato 17-4, Hutchinson 15-5 and Maple Plain 11-10 in a game stretched over [...]

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