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Using a young lineup against an opponent that won’t win many meets, the Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman swimmers beat Park Center 96-87 in the Pirates pool on Tuesday evening. “We will take our captains, and otherwise you’ll see a lot of new names,” said coach Luke Johnson during Monday’s practice. Among the youngsters getting some varsity action [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Zimmerman Thunder, needing a payback win against Little Falls to keep pace in a tight, three-way conference race, had to settle for a 1-1 tie at home on Tuesday. “We hoped to control our destiny, and now we need somebody to beat them (Little Falls),” said coach Jeff [...]

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Elk River tennis clinched at least a share of the conference title with a 4-3 victory over Totino-Grace on Tuesday in Fridley. It was the second straight match where the Elks swept singles easily while losing the doubles points. They beat Centennial 4-3 on Thursday. Against Totino-Grace, eighth-grader Sydney Reiner filled in for Rebedah Morrison, [...]

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The Maple Grove Crimson pulled out a close first game against Elk River and went on to sweep the Elks 25-23, 25-20, 25-14 on Tuesday evening in Maple Grove. For the Elks, Sidney Wentland had eight kills, Gabi Haack six kills and two aces, and Kennedy Strain and Abi Scheid five kills each. Annika Johnson [...]

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Elk River enjoyed its best offensive showing of the season and defeated Spring Lake Park 4-2 at home on Tuesday evening. “We played well. We played solid. It was nice to get a couple goals each half,” said coach Brian Steuter. The Elks (3-6 conference, 3-9 overall) snapped a four-game losing streak. The Panthers dropped [...]

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Spring Lake Park handed Elk River a 2-0 loss on Tuesday evening on the Elks’ field. The Panthers are 5-3-2 in the NWSC and 5-5-3 overall. The Elks are 1-9 in conference and 3-10 overall. The Elks will play at Osseo on Saturday, boys at 11 a.m. and girls at 1 p.m.

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The Rogers boys lost their second straight conference match, 2-1 to Chisago Lakes, on Thursday. The Royals were 5-0 in the Mississippi 8 before losing to the other top contenders, Buffalo and Chisago Lakes, both by 2-1. Joe Nagy and Tory Copeland scored for Chisago Lakes (5-1 conference, 8-2-1 overall) with Joey Dutch assisting on [...]

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Janelle Rouillard scored both goals as the Rogers Royals nipped Chisago Lakes 2-1 on Tuesday evening and remained unbeaten in conference. Rouillard, a junior midfielder, had just one previous goal this season but gave the Royals the offense they needed to win their ninth straight game. Her first goal was a deflection off a corner [...]

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