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By Bruce Strand Elk River Star News   The Rogers Royals posted their fifth straight win, and fourth shutout in that span, handing St. Francis a 2-0 loss Sept. 11 on the Saints’ field. The Royals (3-0 conference, 6-1 overall) have allowed just one goal in the win streak. The defensive corps includes Abby Gearou, [...]

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by Bruce Strand Elk River Star News Joel Wesloh was hired was Rogers girls hockey coach last week, and he said his first message to his players was this: “I’m not going anywhere.” Wesloh, a Rogers Middle School physical education teacher who’s been an Elk assistant since 1998, will be the Royals’ sixth coach in [...]

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By Bruce Strand Elk River Star News There’s a Big Three in the Mississippi 8 Conference and two of them tangled in Rogers on Friday night. The game lived up to all the anticipation. The Royals, with Gunnar Bloom scoring five touchdowns, held off explosive St. Francis 45-40, after taking a 24-point lead into the [...]

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By Bruce Strand Elk River Star News   The Rogers Royals remained one of two teams unbeaten in the Misssissippi 8 by defeating St. Francis 3-0 at home Sept. 11. “We had a lot of good passing today, and an overall solid game,” said coach Chris Miller. Austin Nizik notched the first goal, and Trevor [...]

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By Bruce Strand Elk River Star News The Rogers boys placed 10th and the girls 16th in the 20-school Lakeville North Invitational Sept. 11. White Bear Lake was boys team champion and Woodbury’s Nick Wareham was first individually with 15:42. Edina was girls champion and Eagan’s Anna Van Wyk was first individually with 14:08. Tyler [...]

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By Bruce Strand Elk River Star News The Rogers boys placed second and the girls ninth in a nine-school Monticello meet on Thursday. St. Michael-Albertville swept the team and individual titles. The Knight boys placed first by a wide margin and had the individual winner in Chase Cayo (16:20). For the Royals, Tyler Bethke placed [...]

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By Bruce Strand Elk River Star News The Rogers Royals split a pair of non-conference games, beating St. Cloud Tech 3-2 at home Saturday, Sept. 6, and losing to Waconia 4-2 there Monday, Sept. 8. Against Tech, a section rival, the Royals led 2-0 at halftime on goals by Trevor Klink (Mitch Steeves assisting) and [...]

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By Bruce Strand Elk River Star News The Rogers Royals dominated the ball throughout and defeated St. Cloud Tech 3-0 on Saturday in St. Cloud. “I am happy with how our team performed,” said coach Aaron Lindquist, “because we are translating ideas we are working on in practice, before games and at halftimes, to the [...]

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