Sports

  by¬† Bruce Strand, Sports editor Cassandra (Brown) Smith had a 186-19 career record with Elk River, and was a three-year starter for St. Cloud State, but she cheerfully defers to 13-year-old sister Meagan Brown as the stronger half of their doubles team. “She could kick my butt now, that’s for sure,” said Cassandra, 22, [...]

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Sam Krick banged out four of Elk River’s 13 hits and Tucker Morrell pitched the distance as the Pioneers defeated Isanti 8-1 on Saturday evening in Isanti. Krick was 4-for-5 with a double, triple, and two runs. Krick is 7-for-9 in the last two games with a homer, two doubles and a triple, and is [...]

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Cole Konczal and Jaqueline Theamert were the overall winners in the 16th annual Bigtooth Sweet Tooth 10K run on Saturday at Woodland Trails in Elk River. There were 39 men and 38 women participating in the event hosted by Elk River cross country coach Mike Niziolek “to promote running, and for people to get together [...]

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  A college coach and an eighth-grader captured singles championships in the Elk River Open tennis tournament Saturday in Elk River. Scott Larsen, College of St. Benedict coach, beat Mitchel Brandell of Elk River 6-0, 6-2 in the finals of the Men’s Open division, which had 16 entrants. Kelsey Dorr, entering eighth grade at Princeton, [...]

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Elk River Legion’s season ended with a 3-2 loss to the Princeton Tigers on Thursday in Princeton. The Elks took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Riley Givens and Austin Heuer singled back-to-back and both scored on a single by Mylo Hommes. However, the Elks were blanked the next eight innings by Tigers [...]

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The Elk River Legion team lost a 13-inning game to St. Francis 7-6 in the district playoffs on Wednesday evening. The Elks (10-13) had a two-run lead twice but could not hold off the top-seeded Saints at Princeton. Ben Boutain hit a two-run double and Mylo Hommes hit a two-run triple for the Elks. Ben [...]

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Pitching gems by Adam Nauth and Luke Selkin earned the Rogers Legion team a second-place finish in the 45th annual Princeton Invitational last weekend. “This tournament has not been good to us in the past — we have not done well at all there,” said coach Ryan Gulden. “So this was really nice. The story [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Nate Prosser, the former Elk who skated for the Minnesota Wild the past five seasons, is now a member of the St. Louis Blues. The 28-year-old defenseman signed a one-year deal with the Blues on Monday, three weeks after the Wild elected to let him to go free agency [...]

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