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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Joel Wesloh was hired was Rogers girls hockey coach last week, and he said his first message to his players was this: “I’m not going anywhere.” Wesloh, a Rogers Middle School physical education teacher who’s been an Elk assistant since 1998, will be the Royals’ sixth coach in 12 years. [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor David Christensen doesn’t play a lot of golf these days, but makes his presence felt when he does. The former Elk and Division I golfer was the wire-to-wire leader in the Elk River Golf Club tournament Saturday and Sunday and claimed his third club title by five strokes with [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Amanda O’Donnell is not accustomed to playing 18 holes any more, and three of the reasons for that materialized when she wrapped up her second Elk River Golf Club championship Sunday. O’Donnell was joined by her husband and three young children on the No. 18 green before sinking a [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Mike White and Pat┬áKlaers, longtime golfing buddies, waged an nip-and-tuck duel for the Elk River Golf Club seniors championship on Sunday. “It went back and forth most of the day,” said White, who prevailed by one stroke with 75-72-147 in the two-day event. They were tied with two holes [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Each play Trevor Schwartz lines up at nose guard for the Rogers Royals, he has a dark plan in mind. “Mass destruction,” he grins. “Dominate the line of scrimmage.” Easier said than done, but Schwartz was destructive often enough last season to be named Defensive Lineman of the Year in [...]

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  After leading 2-0 at halftime, the Elk River-Zimmerman boys couldn’t hold the lead and lost to Robbinsdale Armstrong 3-2 in overtime at home Saturday. Andy Vail scored on a scramble in front of the net after a corner kick, with Phil Marsh getting the assist. Thunder Heyer scored on a cut-back move to make [...]

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  The Elk River girls notched the first goal but lost to undefeated Robbinsdale Armstrong 3-1 at home on Thursday. Lizzy Holien, on a free kick from about 25 yards on the right side, lofted a shot that glanced off the outstretched hands of the goalie for a 1-0 lead. Holley Enderle knocked in two [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder won two of four matches at the Big Lake tournament on Saturday. The Thunder (5-9) beat Chisago Lakes 25-9, 25-21, lost to Anoka 25-20, 25-7, beat Minneapolis Henry 25-16, 25-6, and lost to Canby 25-17, 18-25, 15-13. The Thunder will host Becker on Tuesday.

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