Sports

BY DAVE PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS Rockford’s volleyball team has grown in more than one fashion. This fall the team has 40 players out battling for varsity playing time. Paced by six senior leaders and an influx of talented young players, coach Jen Stoa is optimistic the Rockets can improve on last year’s 8-18 record. [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS The fall sports season is fast approaching for Rockford High School. The football team will conduct a six-team scrimmage starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. Teams include Dassel-Cokato, Milaca, Patrick Henry, Minnehaha Academy and Minneapolis Patrick Henry. The first game is 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at home [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS Jake Gleason, who pitched for Rockford’s amateur baseball team for several years, was granted a transfer to the Delano A’s in June. Gleason proved to be a key factor in Delano earning a trip to the state Class C tournament for the first time in 10 years. Also advancing [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS Summer league play may have recently ended in the Rockford Ringers Horseshoe Pitching Club, but the action has not. Some of the top players in the state will compete in the tournament called the Holland Classic named in honor or former state association president Jim Holland. The event is [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS Three Rockford High School grads were big factors in helping the Loretto amateur baseball team qualifying for the state tournament for the third straight season. The Larks won the first two playoff games last weekend to secure one of the four state tourney berths from the Region 12C tournament [...]

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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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