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BY DAVE PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS After dominating for most of the first two amateur baseball playoff games, the Rockford River Bandits slipped enough to let one get away, ending the season with an 8-7 loss to Cokato Saturday in the Class C Region 12 tournament. Rockford was one of the five teams battling in [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN It was an improbable run for the Wright County Soccer club’s U12 C3 girls soccer team that went from the bottom position in the West District last summer to be league champion this season. The rise to the top included qualifying for the state tournament being played this week. The state title [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN Not making it to the state youth soccer tournament did not define the seasons for the Wright County Soccer club’s U11 boys and U16 girls C2 teams. Both teams only had one loss during the season, which happened to come in the first round of the single elimination playoffs. Because of the [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN The Rockford River Bandits started the Class C Region 12 amateur baseball playoffs where it left off in the regular season. Rockford dominated Montrose 15-3 Sunday for a second straight victory and gain momentum for the playoffs that started Wednesday, July 23 against Montrose. The River Bandits also rolled over Buffalo 10-0 [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS A week earlier, the Rockford River Bandits were working on picking up the offense. This week the amateur baseball team will stress defense after allowing 43 runs in three recent games. Last week Rockford lost to Dassel-Cokato 17-4, Hutchinson 15-5 and Maple Plain 11-10 in a game stretched over [...]

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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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