Royalton

Ely squandered plenty of chances, but made the most of the one it did cash in on, defeating Royalton 3-0 in the Class A state baseball consolation semifinals in Jordan, Friday. The Timberwolves left the bases loaded in the first inning, then broke through with three two-out runs in the second. That would prove to [...]

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Royalton didn’t play like a team simply happy to be at state. But after a perfect run through the Section 5A tournament saw the Royals repeatedly find a way to pull out close games, a few missed opportunities, and missed calls, led to a 6-3 defeat to third-seeded Chatfield at Chaska Athletic Park in Thursday’s [...]

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Thursday’s quarterfinals (games played in Chaska) 10 a.m.: #1 BOLD (21-3) vs. Red Lake County (20-5) 12:30 p.m.: #4 New Life Academy of Woodbury (22-4) vs. #5 Springfield (21-2) 3 p.m.: #3 Chatfield (21-3) vs. Royalton (12-10) 5:30 p.m.: #2 New York Mills (23-0) vs. Ely (21-2)   Friday semifinals (games played in Chaska) 12 [...]

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Royalton senior Jacquline Nichols was selected to play in the 26th annual Minnesota High School All-Star Girls Softball Series in North Mankato, June 8. Nichols was one of 72 all-stars chosen from over 6,000 high school players in the state by the state coaches association.

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After having an offseason shoulder surgery, it didn’t look like Cade Stang was going to be able to come back for his senior baseball season. A few weeks into his rehab, he wasn’t sure he even wanted to. After winning the Section 5A championship Thursday? “It was worth it,” Stang said. “All that time of [...]

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Sophomore Parker Brezinka came on in relief in the fifth inning of Thursday’s Section 5A championship and extinguished PACT Charter’s last real threat to get back in the game. And then? He went to the bullpen to toss some more warm-up pitches. Of course, the sight of Brezinka, or for that matter freshman Nathan Psyck, [...]

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A liner landed just beyond the reach of an outstretched shortstop. Same for a foul pop up behind the catcher. A bang-bang play at first base didn’t get the final out either. Given the journey Royalton took to get to the moment, though, it hardly should come as a surprise that things didn’t wrap up [...]

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Thursday sports schedule Section 6AA Baseball Championship: Little Falls vs. St. Cloud Cathedral at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud, 5 p.m. Section 5A Baseball Championship: Royalton vs. PACT Charter at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud, 5 p.m. *Second games to follow if necessary*   Little Falls needs to defeat St. Cloud Cathedral twice [...]

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