Sports

by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Molli Detloff  originally went out for track in seventh grade for the purpose of running fast, which she knew she and her sister Dani, two years older, were very good at. “I didn’t even know about field events,” she said. “They had us do ‘Try Day’ where they put you [...]

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Anders Franke, former Elk River athlete, was named Goaltender of the Year in the North American 3 Hockey League. Franke, 20, had a 28-4-1 record with the Flint Junior Generals, leading the league in wins and goals-against (1.73 average) and tying for the lead in shutouts (six). The Zimmerman resident was a four-time all-conference goalie [...]

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  Elk River power lifters Dawn Hickman, Alayssa Klein and John Wood participated in an event that raised $202,000 for HOPEKIDS. Dawn Hickman won the best lifter award at Relentless 2014 held in Rosmount on March 28-29. The 105-pound, 46-year-old lifter set national records in her division for squat (347 pounds), bench (231) and total [...]

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Elk River girls track won a six-team indoor meet Friday in the opening event of the Elks spring sports season. “We scored very well in just about every event,” said coach Brenda Holmgren. “Our shot and disc will be really strong this year, along with our distance runners.” The Elks scored 116, Armstrong 96, Hopkins [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor While hockey and basketball players can keeping playing their sport in the summer, Nordic Ski athletes must improvise if they want to keep honing their skills and muscles under the hot sun. Breck Hickman, three-time all-conference skier and two-time state qualifier, is one skier zealous enough to put in the [...]

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