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BY DAVE PEDERSEN It was another year and another close Rockford-Kimball football game when the Rockets pulled out a 30-23 victory Friday at home. In the past five seasons, only once has the victor won by more than a touchdown. Last year Kimball knocked off Rockford 33-26 in double overtime. The Rockets outgained Kimball 419 [...]

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by Dave Pedersen After losing the first two matches of the season, the Delano tennis team has won six straight matches, four last week alone. The Tigers defeated Andover 5-2, SPA 6-1, Glencoe-Silver Lake 6-1 and Eden Prairie 4-3. Against Andover, Delano won all three doubles matches and two at singles. Katie Schleif won at [...]

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted at Rockford’s first home football game Friday as part of the celebration of the remodeled facility that includes field turf. Pictured from left are soccer players Brianna Calder, Abby Botten, Brad Johnson and Anthony Maiolo, Rockee the mascot, District 883 business manager Sandy Strozyk and board members Kris Abrahamson, [...]

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by Dave Pedersen Delano had fewer offensive options once starting quarterback Toby Hanson left the football game against Annandale Friday with a hip injury at the six minute mark. Backup quarterback Brady Miller was not equipped with as many plays to call as Hanson, a two-year starter at the position. However, the junior had one [...]

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by Dave Pedersen SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS It was Rockford’s annual cross country invitational, but Delano took over the Shamrock course in Corcoran last week when dominating the boys varsity event. Rockford runners hope to return the favor when entering Delano’s invitational meet, 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at Lake Rebecca Park. Teams include Waconia, Maple [...]

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by Dave Pedersen SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS It was a tail of two half when Rockford lost a home football game to Eden Valley-Watkins 26-21 Friday. EVW won the first half 26-0 and Rockford dominated in the second half 21-0. The game marked the opening of the remodeled stadium when fans were invited to check out [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN The Rockets will celebrate the major remodeling of the stadium, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 against Eden Valley-Watkins. Fans will be invited on the field after the game to check out the new turf surface. Rockford kicked off the season at Watertown Mayer last Thursday, losing 17-7. The Royals jumped on top [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN Last season it was a matter of time that led to Rockford’s 3-7 football season when losing four games in the last minutes as the team was so close to going 7-3. For the second straight season Rockford was bumped from the playoffs by Providence Academy. Two years ago it was in [...]

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