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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS The season came to a close for more girls fastpitch teams playing for the Rockford Area Athletic Association. The U10 Green squad captured second place at the tournament in St. Michael. Rockford’s U12 fastpitch team competed at the state tournament in the C division. The Green team played strong [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS Four Rockford age group girls fastpitch teams stood out at recent tournaments, including the U12 team that qualified for the state tournament. U14 wins Kimball title The Rockford U14 softball team won the recent Kimball “Own the Zone” Tournament, posting a 4-1 record in the one-day event. The Rockets [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN A recent offensive power outage has slowed Rockford’s amateur baseball team. The River Bandits are 1-16 in the North Star League. The recent Carver/Cologne tournament was cut short because of rain. Rockford finished second to Delano a year ago. The Bandits technically lost the first game to the Minneapolis River Rats 9-4 [...]

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Rockford baseball is hosting the Crow River Baseball League 10B and 10C tournaments July 11-13. The 10B tournament is scheduled for July 12-13 and will be played at Bankwest Lamperts Field and the Rockford Middle School. Participating teams include Hanover 1, Lester Prairie, Norwood-Young America, Annandale Cardinals, Maple Lake, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, Annandale Hawks and Watertown.  [...]

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Rockford’s U12 softball team captured third place at the recent New Ulm Tournament. Pictured front row from left, Hannah Stedman, Jayden Lark, Sara Byers, Sydney Nute, Ellie Sather, Makenna Schmatz and Libby Johnson. Back row, coach Michelle Byers, Amanda Shipley, Tori Milow, Erin Hopkins, Celia Hoffman, Madisyn Rentz and coach LeAnn Sather.      

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN If Rockford town team baseball fans can look past the record they will see a competitive squad in the North Star League. A good example was last Wednesday when the River Bandits took a 1-11 record against Maple Lake, 11-0 at the time. Rockford battled before losing 6-5 in 13 innings. “The [...]

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Competes in decathlons, triathlons and iron man competitions BY DAVE PEDERSEN The sport does not matter as long as it involves a challenge for Rockford’s Nick Klonne. For example, after finishing his junior year at Rockford, Klonne wanted to extend his track and field season so he entered the state Junior Olympic decathlon competition at [...]

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Rockford’s 11A baseball team won the Crow River Tournament title in Howard Lake last weekend to qualify for the state tournament July 25-27 in Mankato. “It was a complete team effort with everyone contributing,” said coach Paul Reynolds about how his team won four close games. “The pitching was outstanding along with great defense and [...]

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