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Elk River picked up its second conference win of the week, this one a lot more comfortably than the last one, downing Coon Rapids 25-16, 25-11, 25-13 on Thursday evening. The Elks edged Park Center 3-2 on Tuesday, are 2-4 in the NWSC and got back to .500 at 4-4 overall. The attack had 32 [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder beat St. John’s Prep 3-1 at home Thursday, with Abbie Canton making nine saves. Brooke Salo knocked in two unassisted goals, in the fifth and 37th minutes. Amanda Sahr scored in the second half with a good move on the goalie after taking a pass from Cami Bond that split the defense. [...]

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The Maple Grove Crimson handed Elk River a lopsided loss 5-0 on Thursday evening in Maple Grove. The Elks fell to 2-6 in conference and 2-8 overall but have been playing mostly close games. Breanna Johnson notched two goals for the Crimson (7-2 conference, 8-2-1 overall) and Dana Lethinen, Meredith Haakenson and Karen Schreinder one [...]

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Undefeated Maple Grove handed Elk River a 3-0 loss on Thursday in Maple Grove. Ben Zaver, Reid Diamond and Carson Thomas got the Crimson (11-0) on the board. The Elks (2-6 conference, 2-8 overall) will play at Rogers on Saturday, boys 11 a.m. and girls 1 p.m.

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Park Center Pirates for many years have been the ideal homecoming opponent, a pushover for strong teams, and a good bet for the lone win of the season for struggling teams. But that’s not the case this year, and it will be a duel of two 3-0 teams when [...]

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The Spectrum Sting dueled Legacy Christian Academy to a 1-1 tie on Tuesday afternoon at home. Lorna Bechtel scored for the sting with a pass from Emily O’Connell. Each team had multiple chances to score in overtime. Spectrum (3-5-1) will host Mounds Park Academy on Thursday.

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River lost the first two games but pulled out a harrowing five-game victory at Park Center on Tuesday evening, boosted by the hitting of Sidney Wentland and the serving of everyone. The Elks prevailed 27-29, 20-25, 25-18, 27-25, 17-15, their first conference win in five tries. Wendland’s 25th kill [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River girls tennis is closing in on a conference championship, unbeaten with three matches to go, but the more distant section tournament is never far from their minds. “We’ve been mainly concerned with Princeton and Duluth East,” said senior co-captain Lauren Brayden, referring to Section 7AA rivals to [...]

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  Elk River girls came within 38 seconds off beating a good Park Center team but wound up losing 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday evening at home. Maddie Heitzig ripped a 20-yard shot on the ground to pull the Pirates even as the clock dipped inside 40 seconds. In the second five-minute overtime, Katie Wang [...]

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