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Totino-Grace made an impressive debut in the Northwest Suburban with a 4-0 win over Elk River-Zimmerman on Tuesday in Elk River. “We are excited to be playing in a new conference and looking forward to new challenges and playing bigger schools,” said coach Bill Vance. The Eagles, handing the Elks their first loss in three [...]

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The Princeton Tigers handed Elk River tennis its first loss Tuesday as the Elks split a pair of matches against section rivals. The Elks (5-1) beat Forest Lake 7-0 before falling to Princeton 4-3, on Princeton’s courts. Princeton’s No. 1 player, Mary Claire Mayerchak, a state qualifier last year, was stationed at No. 1 doubles, [...]

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Elk River rolled to a season-opening volleyball win at St. Francis 25-13, 25-23, 25-21 on Monday evening. Seven players had kills, led by Kennedy Strain with nine. Gina Honek had six, Abi Scheid five, Taylor Cotton and Sidney Wentland four each, Gabi Haack three and Geneva Katchinske two. Blair Lundquist put up 14 sets and [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Dale Sager, a longtime assistant coach, is the new head coach for Elk River girls hockey. Sager, 34, who assisted Joe Heasley for eight years, 2004-12, before becoming head coach at Centennial and Rogers one year each, was named Friday to succeed Heasley, who resigned in June. “We are excited [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Colton Buege captured his third consecutive Fox Hollow Golf Club championship Sunday while his brother McCabe ended a long time away from golf by placing third. Colton Buege, who qualified for the U.S. Amateur earlier this summer, shot 70-73—143, with Jason Cargill next at 146 and Mac Buege at 147. [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor John Butler, former Elk golf standout seeking to re-start his golf career, emerged as Links at Northfork club champion this past weekend. Butler, 21, shot 70-73—143 to win by three strokes Saturday and Sunday. Dan Johnson was runner-up with 72-74—146 among 15 in the championship flight. “I had a good [...]

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The Elk River cross country teams each placed fifth among nine teams in the season-opening St. Cloud Apollo Invitational on Monday. The Andover girls and Wayzata boys were team champions. St. Cloud Tech’s Lauren Steinke and Wayzata’s Ian Elkin were individual winners on the flat course near Apollo High School and the Veterans Hospital. “We [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Jessica Young was born to swim. The Rogers senior can’t remember a time she wasn’t churning through the water daily, starting at age six. Her mother, Lisa, who swam for Albert Lea, was giving lessons. Starting her fifth and final season with Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman this week, Young has made all-conference [...]

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