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One week after taking second place at the Crow River League baseball tournament, the Rockford Area Athletic Association 9U team headed to Winona to take part in the Wayne Kramer Memorial tournament. Last year this same group finished fourth out of 12 teams. This year the 9U Rockets finished second, going 3-1 in pool play [...]

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The Rockford Area Athletic Association 8U fastpitch teams introduce players from first to third grade to the basic skills. The 8U Pink team finished fourth in both the Dirt Devil tournament in Ramsey and the end of the year end league tourney. The team includes front row, from left, Kennedy Torborg, Megan Voss and Milayna [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN The field of eight teams is set for the Region 12C amateur baseball tournament played in Howard Lake. Two of the three local teams will contend for spots at the state tournament set for Delano. The Rockford River Bandits had a chance to advance by playing in a five-team playoff last weekend [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN The Wright County Soccer club’s U15 C2 Blue Lightning had to defeat one of the top teams in the state to advance to the state tournament. The club that includes players from Rockford, Delano and Buffalo opened the state qualifying tournament by avenging a loss to Minneapolis United 3-0. Next came the [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN Local amateur baseball teams had a week of give and take when playing each other during the last week of the regular North Star League season. The Loretto Larks beat the Delano A’s 7-1 Wednesday, Delano beat the Rockford River Bandits 11-0 Friday and Rockford knocked off Loretto 4-2 Saturday. The games [...]

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The Minnesota Twins PLAYBALL Youth Clinic returned to Rockford for a second straight year. Rain forced the clinic indoors. Twins instructors Tom Sauer (left), and Pat Collins, along with Dan Geng, led boys and girls through throwing, fielding and hitting drills. The clinic was brought to Rockford by the Rockford Area Athletic Association (RAAA) and Rockford [...]

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Despite producing a .500 record in league play, the Wright County Soccer U13 C3 boys team won the recent Burnsville Fire Cup tournament. The Wright County Wookies started with a 4-0 win over Alexandria, before losing to Bloomington Phoenix 4-3. Adam Smith scored all three WCS goals. There still was a chance to advance to [...]

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The highlight for the Rockford 10U Black fastpitch team was winning the B Division at the New Ulm tournament, defeating St. Peter 4-0 in the finals. For some of the players on the team ranging in age from 8-11 this is the first year of playing fastpitch. In June, Rockford participated in the Anoka Ramsey [...]

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