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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
Rockford’s U12 softball team captured third place at the recent New Ulm Tournament. Pictured front row from left, Hannah Stedman, Jayden Lark, Sara Byers, Sydney Nute, Ellie Sather, Makenna Schmatz and Libby Johnson. Back row, coach Michelle Byers, Amanda Shipley, Tori Milow, Erin Hopkins, Celia Hoffman, Madisyn Rentz and coach LeAnn Sather.
BY DAVE PEDERSEN If Rockford town team baseball fans can look past the record they will see a competitive squad in the North Star League. A good example was last Wednesday when the River Bandits took a 1-11 record against Maple Lake, 11-0 at the time. Rockford battled before losing 6-5 in 13 innings. “The [...]