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BY DAVE PEDERSEN Both Rockford and Delano cruised to victory at different cross country invitational races last week. Delano won the boys division at the 10-team Waconia invite and Rockford topped the field on the boys side of the five-team Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball invite. It was the fourth straight invitational victory for the Tiger boys after [...]

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Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School is taking the arts to the next level. The Arts Magnet program is integrating piano lessons into all third-grade classes during the 2013-14 school year. Students have the opportunity to learn to play the piano or enhance their current piano skills in weekly piano lab group lessons during the school [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN Rockford will have a lot of competition early in the cross country season when taking part in two major invitational’s within a week. The season opens for both the boys and girls squads at the Maple Lake Invitational, 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Next comes the Rocket Run, Rockford’s 20-team invitational, 4:15 [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN The Rocket volleyball team posted its first Central Minnesota Conference victory in several years when defeating Kimball three games to two. “It was a huge game for us as a confidence booster to prove to ourselves that we have what it takes to win conference matches,” said coach Jennifer Stoa. “We were [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN Delano finished a close second to Osseo in the title match at the Farmington Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday. It was the school’s highest placing ever at the event. After splitting two close matches, Osseo won the tie-breaker 15-7. The Tigers also defeated New Prague 2-0, Winona 2-1 and Brainerd 2-0. Against Winona, [...]

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On Friday, Sept. 27, the community is invited to attend the annual Homecoming Game at Rockford Area School’s, District 883, remodeled field. The halftime show will include the newly crowned Homecoming Royalty and district mascot “Rockee.” A public fireworks display will follow the game against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, and a student dance will finish up the evening. [...]

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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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