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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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By Jake Schroer Crow River News Sports   After a 4th of July layoff, the Red Devils went back to work against the Forest Lake Brewers. The Brewers came ready to hit and amassed a 7-0 lead after just a couple of innings. The Red Devils fought back in the third, as Dustin Carlson drove [...]

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By Bruce Strand Elk River Star News   Aaron Lindquist, who coached the Elk River boys to a state tournament trip last year, will be coaching the Rogers girls this year, after securing a faculty position at RHS. Ryan Sorensen will succeed Lindquist as Elk boys coach. (See separate story.) Lindquist, who started teaching Economics [...]

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Former Oriole standout to play for Raptors summer league squad Sam Dower will keep his NBA hopes going despite not having his name called in the June NBA Draft. The former Osseo standout will play for the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Summer League. That opportunity gives undrafted free agents a shot at making either [...]

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Former Maple Grove High standout athlete and honor student Brycen Wojta (Class of 2013) from Maple Grove has received an invitation to play basketball for the USA D-3 All Star Men’s Basketball Team – Brazil Tour 2014 after his outstanding freshman performance at Bethel University, St. Paul. Wojta enjoyed a solid first season at Bethel. [...]

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