Royalton

The Pierz boys had its first four placers all finish in the top 10 en route to a second-place showing out of five teams at the Pequot Lakes Invite, Sept. 4. Senior Kyle Becker earned third place individually in 18:48, with eighth-grader Jake Andres next to cross the line in fourth in 19:07. Junior Matt [...]

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It wasn’t exactly a dream start to the season. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (LPGE) took the opening kickoff, made a few big plays and punched the ball in the end zone. From there, though, Royalton dominated, scoring the next five touchdowns before giving up a pair of late scores in a 34-20 home win, Aug. 28. [...]

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Swanville breezed past visiting Pillager 25-17, 25-11, 25-14 for its second win in a row to open the season, Aug. 28. Senior Danica Hanson had six kills and 10 assists and junior Haileigh Sales slammed five kills and five aces to lead the Bulldogs offensively. Junior Rachel Evans posted a team-high six digs while senior [...]

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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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