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Rochester gymnasts competes against Northfield Friday night at Gage Elementary.

Century girls basketball coach Vinnie Mannese gets to take his pick with senior Kiara Lindsey. The strong, quick and slick 5-foot-8 forward does it all for the Panthers. When Mannese's team is in any kind of a pinch, he knows whom to call on.

MANKATO — Rochester Century's defense held Mankato West to 17 shots on goal and Jackson Killinger stopped them all as the Panthers shut out the Scarlets 4-0 in a Big Nine Conference boys hockey game on Thursday.

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John Marshall competes against Century Thursday night at Graham Arena in Rochester.

MANKATO — For the second straight game, a slow start cost Century on Tuesday night in Big Nine Conference girls basketball.

DULUTH — Rochester Century ran into a buzzsaw Saturday in the form of the No. 19-ranked team in the state. Duluth Marshall scored four times in the first period and didn't look back, earning a 10-1 win against the Panthers in a non-conference boys hockey game.

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The Rochester Wrestling Invite is held at Mayo High School Saturday. 

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Century competed against John Marshall Friday night at John Marshall High School.

WASECA — Three players scored twice each to lift the Rochester Century girls hockey team to its first victory of the season on Thursday, 7-5 at Waseca.

Century got off to a flying start to its girls basketball season on Tuesday.

Rochester Century hung tough with Mankato West through two periods, but the Scarlets pulled away for a 6-0 Big Nine Conference girls hockey victory on Tuesday at Graham Arena IV.

OWATONNA — Owatonna scored early in all three periods and pulled away from Rochester Century for a 10-2 Big Nine Conference girls hockey victory on Tuesday at Four Seasons Arena.

MINNEAPOLIS — The season came to an end for Rochester swimmers during the preliminary round of the Class AA state swimming and diving meet Friday.

MINNEAPOLIS — Mayo senior Bella Lichen overcame a slow start Thursday to earn a spot in the Class AA state diving finals.

Rochester divers have been in good hands with veteran coach Greg Andrews guiding them for the past quarter of a century.

The Class AA state swimming and diving meet will be a first-time experience for a young core group of Century swimmers.

Mayo senior Bella Lichen has had a lot of success on the diving board, so much you would think she oozes with confidence.

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The Girls 1AA Swimming & Diving Championship is held at the Rochester Aquatic Center Friday.

NORTHFIELD — A showdown of the past two Class A state cross country champions turned out to be no showdown at all.

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Class A and Class AA Cross Country Championships held at St. Olaf College in Northfield. 

OWATONNA — Owatonna might have one of the top running backs in the state, but the Huskies are pretty good at passing the ball, too.

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Century is playing its best football at the right time of the year. But the Panthers will have to step up their game another notch if they hope to reach the Class AAAAA state tournament.

Rochester Century has won 48 matches over the past two seasons.

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Century has crashed another party during the 2017 football playoffs.

Mayo used its depth to earn a share of the Big Nine Conference Meet champion in girls swimming and diving on Saturday.

NORTHFIELD — Century's magic run through Section One, Class AAAAA continued on Saturday as the Panthers upset top-seeded Northfield 14-12.

Rochester Century rolled to a 3-1 victory over Faribault in the Section One, Class AAA quarterfinals Friday night.

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Century competes against Faribault in the section 1AAA volleyball quarterfinals Friday at Century.

Football preview: Section 1AAAAA: Century at Northfield

Chris Melton is just a part-time player on defense for Century as he rotates in and out of the Panthers defensive secondary. He was on the field at the right time on Tuesday, however.

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The 19th Annual Rochester Exchange Club Volleyball Fall Invitational is held at the National Volleyball Center in Rochester Friday.  The event runs through Saturday.

Northfield football coach Bubba Sullivan never expects an easy game against Century, even when the Raiders are a powerful team.

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The Century volleyball team closed out the regular season at home on Tuesday against struggling Mankato East, and the Panthers did what a superior team should do -- they dominated.

Football preview: Century at Owatonna