Rogers High School

By Bruce Strand bruce.strand@ecm-inc.com   An encouraging comeback in the second half wasn’t enough  as the Rogers Royals fell to the Chaska Hawks 67-54 on Thursday evening in Chaska. Chaska, with strong post play, dominated the first half 44-18. The Royals got within 11 points in the second half. “The first half, we played their [...]

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By Bruce Strand bruce.strand@ecm-inc.com   Scoring all three goals in the last nine minutes, the Rogers Royals tumbled the Anoka Tornadoes 3-0 at home Tuesday evening. Travis Brown got Rogers on the board 8:13 into the third period, assisted by Branden Cecil, and Kyle Korva made it 2-0 with a goal at 11:06, assisted by [...]

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By Bruce Strand bruce.strand@ecm-inc.com   Philip Anderson was the 138-pound champion, highlighting the Rogers Royals’ seventh-place showing in the 12-team Fridley Invitational on Saturday to open their season. “For only having eight guys we did pretty well  today,” said coach Chris Donnay. “We had a tough first round, only winning three matches, but the kids [...]

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By Bruce Strand bruce.strand@ecm-inc.com   The Rogers Royals, stymied by Tartan goalie Maggie Straka after an early power-play goal, fell to the Titans 3-1 on Friday evening in Oakdale. Jaimie Nowicki erupted for a third-period hat trick for Tartan (3-3), while the Royals came up empty on 23 shots in the period. Straka stopped 44 [...]

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By Bruce Strand bruce.strand@ecm-inc.com   It’s a start-over year for the Royals with seven seniors gone from last year’s 19-9 team and nobody on the roster who has started a varsity game. “The players are excited about their opportunities,” said coach Joe Belka. “We should be a team that gets better throughout the season.” The [...]

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The Rogers Royals Varsity Dance Team kicks off their 2012-13 season earning second place for their kick routine in the Burnsville Invitational Nov. 17. The Royals Dance Team debuted their upbeat “It’s Burlesque” kick routine with 24 members. This is the largest team the Royals have ever had compete at the varsity level. In varsity [...]

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by Bruce Strand bruce.strand@ecm-inc.com   Rogers swimmer Jessica Young picked up two sixth-place medals at the state Class A meet on Saturday at the University of Minnesota. “It was great to get on the podium and move up a few notches this year,” said Young, who placed 10th in the 200 at state a year [...]

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