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By Bruce Strand ECM-SUN NEWSPAPERS   The Rogers Royals dominated the third period to defeat St. Michael-Albertville 5-2 on Saturday, Jan. 8, in Albertville. The score was 2-2 after two periods but Rogers outshot the Knights 18-4 in the third period with Matt Hellickson, Nate Weber and Dustin Schoepke all puncturing the net in the [...]

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By Bruce Strand ECM-SUN NEWSPAPERS   The Rogers Royals were champions of their own Royal Rumble for the first time on Saturday, Jan. 18, beating St. Agnes 48-12, Dassel-Cokato 41-26, and, in the finals, Holdingford 39-34. “Wow, what a great day for the boys,” said coach Chris Donnay. “The hard work they’re putting in is [...]

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By Bruce Strand ECM-SUN NEWSPAPERS   The Rogers Royals were clicking on both ends of the court as they defeated the Princeton Tigers 92-53 on Friday evening in Princeton. The Royals (2-2 conference, 6-8 overall) had their first game in the 90s after scoring in the 80s four times. And they held Princeton 26 points [...]

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By Bruce Strand ECM-SUN NEWSPAPERS   St. Michael-Albertville dominated the second half and turned back Rogers 68-54 Monday, Jan. 20, remaining unbeaten in the Mississippi 8. Rogers, hoping for a win to stay close to the lead, led 26-21 before the Knights surged ahead 35-32 at half-time and pulled away in the second half. Erin [...]

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by Bruce Strand ECM-SUN NEWSPAPERS   The Rogers and Chisago Lakes girls played the first high school hockey game at Handke Stadium’s outdoor rink in over 40 years Tuesday, Jan. 14. With the temperature dipping below 10 degrees, this was an honor to be endured as well as enjoyed. Mental toughness was required of both [...]

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By Bruce Strand Elk River Star News   It was six-up and six-down for the Rogers wrestlers as they cruised in back-to-back dual-meet quadrangulars Thursday and Friday, Jan. 9 and 10. The Royals (9-4) defeated Buffalo 39-28, Fridley 61-12 and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 45-21 on Friday evening in Buffalo. “To go 6-0 in two days is [...]

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By Bruce Strand Elk River Star News   Taylor Anderson led with 21 points as the Rogers Royals beat a good Chisago Lakes team 67-58 on the Wildcats’ court to open conference play Friday evening. Taylor Paulsrud added 14 points and Bailey Miller 13 for the Royals, now 7-3 overall with four straight wins. Bryanna [...]

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The Rogers Dance Team capped an undefeated season in Mississippi 8 competition on Saturday as they placed first in both high-kick and jazz in the conference finals at St. Francis. Previously, Rogers won separate jazz and high-kick meets. Rogers has won conference eight times in the last nine years. Placing second and third in the [...]

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