Royalton

Upsala breezed past host Onamia in Tuesday’s season opener, sweeping the Panthers 25-11, 25-21, 25-19. Senior Kristin Wuebkers turned in a solid all-around night to guide the Cardinals, collecting 18 assists, nine aces and five digs. Senior Danica Cheney and sophomore Katlin Welinski each provided eight kills and senior Brooke Westrich and junior Kiley Smieja [...]

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Embracing a team philosophy predicated on speed, if not overwhelming size, Royalton ran to a record of 7-3 a year ago. Looking back, though, it is hard not to wonder what might have been. A last-minute loss to rival Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) in the regular season finale cost the Royals the top seed in the [...]

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Royalton pulled off a deep playoff run to the sub-section finals last fall, farther than it had ever gone in school history. The Royals even nabbed a set from perennial power Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. With that success, though, has come a new level of expectation. “Yes, and I couldn’t be more excited about that,” Royalton head coach [...]

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Despite missing almost all of last season due to injury, Zach Carlson still very nearly advanced to the state cross country meet, something he did as a sophomore. Now a senior, Carlson, who placed at state in track in the spring, will team up with fellow senior Tremayne Collins to pace a talented Royalton boys [...]

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By Brent Lieser, Guest Columnist It is hard to believe that we are in the final month of summer, especially when Mother Nature condensed our spring sports seasons and farmers and gardeners were still planting in late June. As we all know, the calendar does not lie, and we are excited for the upcoming school year [...]

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The Royalton High School/Middle School falls sports meeting will take place Thursday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. in the high school. At this meeting, parents can take care of submitting Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) and Royalton eligibility forms, athletic physicals, going over academic eligibility and paying for athletic/activity fees. All participants must have [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Veteran food service worker Gregg Bergmann of Albany and his fiancee, Patty Kringen, have set up a food service trailer in the parking lot of the EZ Stop in Royalton along Highway 10 and have been serving up barbecue to crowds of people each weekend this summer — and having a blast [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Correspondent Laughter and applause could be heard in Royalton’s Sportsmen’s Park Wednesday, July 2, as local residents played host to a group of cyclists. The riders were taking their nightly break from a journey spanning from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Twenty-one riders and four route leaders stopped for fellowship, a meal and [...]

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Pitcher/Infielder Eric Lampert, senior, Upsala-Swanville Area Lampert, the Record’s Player of the Year, was about as consistent as they come in all phases of the game for the Patriots. He went 5-1 with a 1.11 ERA, striking out a staggering 80 batters with only seven walks in 50 2/3 innings, recording back-to-back complete-game wins in [...]

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