Season stats and awards listed for Elk River boys basketball, girls hockey, swimming, wrestling, dance team, boys hockey and Nordic Ski.
Elk River basketball, boys
Ben Erickson, who finished his Elk career No. 6 in career points (1,036), fourth in 3-pointers (126) and seventh in rebounds (378), was named MVP of the Elks and was their lone all-conference pick. He averaged 18.6 points and had a 42-point game where he set two free throw records (see statistics).
Team record– 4-16 conference, 7-20 overall
Team awards and leaders — All-conference: Ben Erickson (sr F) … Honorable mention: none … MVP: Erickson… Most improved: Porter Morrell … Team hustler: Ryan Ness … Most charges drawn: Tucker Morrell … Points per game: Erickson 18.6, T. Morrell 8.4 … Rebounds per games: Erickson 7.6, Will Iverson 5.3, Ness 3.4 … Assists: P. Morrell 72, T. Morrell 71, Ness 70 … Team records set : most 3FG in a game, 16 vs. Armstrong; most 3FG attempts in a game, 37 vs. Buffalo; best FT percentage in a game, 13-for-13 vs. Centennial … Individual records set: best FT percentage and most FTs in a game, Erickson 18-18 vs. Anoka
Elk River hockey, girls
Jonna Curtis, junior forward who moved into the No. 2 slot in Elk career scoring with a year remaining, was named MVP of the girls hockey team that went 22-9 and placed fifth in the state. A coaches association all-state pick with 48 goals, Curtis has 209 career points (113 goals, 96 assists), trailing only Jessica Pullar (157-91-248), after passing Monique Weber (112-88-200) this year. All-conference picks were Cassi Schreckenghaust, Cassey Petrich and Curits.
Team record — 11-7 conference, 22-9 overall, section champion, 5th in state
Team awards and leaders — All-conference: Jonna Curtis (jr F), Cassi Schreckenghaust (sr F), Cassey Petrick (Jr D) … Honorable mention: Samantha Geissler (sr G), Tori Herrmann (jr G), Sarah Thedens (sr D), Danielle Esperum (sr F), Josie Brown (jr F) … MVP: Curtis … Top rookie: Jordan McLaughlin (8th, F) … Most improved: Herrmann … Scoring leaders: Curtis 48 goals, 28 assists, 78 points; Schreckenghaust 14-9-23, Brown 7-13-20, McLaughlin 9-8-17 … Goaltending: Gessler .900 save pct., 2.40 goals-against; Herrmann .960 save pct., 0.81 goals-against
Elk River-Zimmerman-Rogers-Spectrum swimming, boys
Aaron Schwab, sophomore who qualified for state in three events, was named MVP of the Elk swimming team. He was one of nine Elks named all-conference. The Elks were runners-up in conference and section.
Team record — 6-1 conference, 6-2 overall
Team awards — All Conference: seniors Friend Bechtel, Andy Lee, Casey Lee, Peter Schultz, Dan Webster; juniors Jacob Christy, Collin Krueger, Trevor Springer; sophomore Aaron Schwab … Honorable mention: senior AJ Schlee, junior Andy Olson … MVP: Schwab … Top rookie: Spencer Hlavachek … Most improved: Webster, Krueger … Team records set: Krueger 4:56.06 in 500 freestyle; Christy, Krueger, Bechtel, Schwab, 3:17.67 in 400 freestyle relay
Elk River wrestling
Holton Lubinski, the team’s lone state qualifier, was named team MVP and was one of 10 Elks given all-conference awards. The Elks were conference runner-up. Lubinski (121) and Eric Stevens (116) passed 100 victories.
Team record — 8-1 conference, 9-6 overall
Team awards and leaders — All-conference: Zang Vang (sr 103), Yong Vang (jr 112), Evan Caldon (so 119), Jake Staffenhagen (sr 125), Eric Stevens (sr 140), Austin Stevens (sr 152), Corey Collins (jr 160), Abe Williams (jr 171), Jory Lubinski (jr 215), Kyle Wiemann (jr 285) … Honorable mention: Mitch Beaudry (jr) … MVP: Lubinski …. Top records: H. Lubinski 23-4, E. Stevens 27-6, Wiemann 27-12, Staffenhagen 25-10, Caldon 23-10, J. Lubinski 23-11, Williams 20-14, Collins 19-15, A. Stevens 13-7, Austin Halleron 10-7 … Most pins: Wiemann 14, Williams 13, J. Lubinski 10, E. Stevens 10 … Most takedowns: E. Stevens 69, H. Lubinski 62 … Over 100 wins: H. Lubinski 121-60, E. Stevens 116-39
Elk River/Rogers Nordic Ski, boys
Mitch Nordahl was team MVP and all-conference along with Max Riebel, Aaron Shaw and Kyle Kolles.
Team record — 4th in conference, 4th in section
Team awards — All-conference: Mitch Nordahl (sr), Max Riebel (sr), Aaron Shaw (sr), Kyle Kolles (sr) … MVP: Nordahl … Most dedicated/determined: Kolles, Breck Hickman … Rookie of the year: Jacob Schroeder … Most improved: Nate Webster … Elk award: Alex Hickman
Elk River/Rogers Nordic Ski, girls
Jane Kallemeyn was MVP and made all-conference along with Nicole Thorndal.
Team record — 6th in conference, 4th in section
Team awards — All-conference: Jane Kallemeyn (sr), Nicole Thorndal (sr) … Honorable mention: Anna Haugen (so) … MVP: Kallemeyn … Most dedicated/determined: Kallemeyn … Rookie of the year: Mallory Adams … Most improved: Katy Turnacliff… Elk award: Laura Crepeau, Mary Elmquist
Elk River Dance Team
Rachel Anderson was named the ERDT’s top dancer and was the lone all-conference pick.
Team record – 7th in conference, 5th in kick, 8th in jazz at section
Team awards – All-conference: Rachel Anderson (sr) … Honorable mention: Allie Werner (sr), Jenna Murney (jr), Sadie Martin (jr), Taryn Winter (jr), Gretchen Brown (jr) … Dancer of the year: Anderson … Top rookie: Jadie Jopp … Most spirited; Werner … Most improved: Stephanie Mathias … Coaches Award: Murney, Laura Hauglid
Elk River hockey, boys
Senior defenseman Ryan Jaremko was MVP of the Elk hockey team and one of four all-conference picks along with Michael Katchmark, Anders Franke and Nick McCormack. Franke, junior goalie from Zimmerman, got his third all-NWSC award. Jaremko was scoring leader (31 points,seven goals, 24 assists).
Team record – 9-7-1 conference, 12-14-1 overall
Team awards and leaders – All-conference: Ryan Jaremko (sr D), Michael Katchmark (sr F), Anders Franke (jr G), Nick McMormack (jr D) … Honorable mention: Taylor Bryan (jr D), Mitchell Kierstad (jr F), Jered McLaughlin (jr F), Andrew Zerban (fr F) … MVP: Jaremko … Most improved: Katchmark … Most couragious: Matt Eilertson (sr F) … Hobey Baker: Nash Bleyhl (sr F) …. Scoring leaders: Jaremko 7 goals, 24 assists, 31 points; Kierstad 12-12-24, Katchmark 9-12-21, McCormack 9-11-20 …. Goaltending: Franke .898 save percentage, 2.78 goals-against, 10-13-1 record