Local stars shined and the starting pitching was excellent for the Rochester Honkers this season, but control issues and struggles on the road were just two things that contributed to the Honkers not being able to really put some pressure on the best teams in the Northwoods League.
Former Kasson-Mantorville standout wrestler Brady Berge is at peace with his decision to retire from the sport. Now he can help the next generation accomplish their goals at South Dakota State. Turns out, he's more than ready for the next challenge.
Aaron Vernon has shined for the Honkers this season, but his path to the Northwoods League has been far from easy. Here's how he made it from being a junior college walk-on to an ace for the Rochester Honkers.
Honkers second-baseman Jackson Forbes has gotten on base in all 34 games this season. He's three away from tying a 25-year record. But at the beginning of the season, Forbes was just trying to get into the lineup. Here's how he turned into Rochester's spark plug.
The Honkers were one out away from getting over .500 but Bismarck rallied for three runs to take the lead in the ninth inning. The Honkers had the game-tying runs on base in the bottom of the ninth but couldn't come through.
Two Caledonia superstars headline the list of the top 10 football players in southeastern Minnesota. But Rochester Mayo has a star-studded pair of seniors who will be terrific and the football talent throughout the area is strong.
Brant Alazaus pitched a complete-game shutout, sprinkling just five hits while Alex Pimentel and Cole Fontenelle smoked home runs in Rochester's 4-0 win over Eau Claire. Here are five takeaways from the Honkers' 25th win of the season.