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  Elk River’s town-team baseball season ended with two straight losses to Isanti in a best-of-3 series in the North Star League playoffs. The Pioneers ended with a 7-13 ledger after falling to the Redbirds 16-2 on Friday in Isanti and 7-5 on Saturday at home.   Isanti 16, Pioneers 2 Wyatt Soderquist knocked in [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Ten new members of the Elk River High School Sports Hall of Game have been announced by activities director Mike Cunningham. The group will be introduced at homecoming and honored at a banquet at Elk River Golf Club after the football game. The inductees are as follows.   Lynn Milless [...]

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  The second annual Forever Young Fun Run in memory of Kelsey Daulton was held Sunday at Meadowvale School in Elk River. Kathy Daulton reports that 210 runners and walkers participated despite 90-degree heat in the early afternoon. The course was 5 kilometers (3.2 miles) on a bike/ski path, mostly through the woods in shade. [...]

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  Hannah VanEps, Elk freshman-to-be, competed at AAU track-and-field nationals in Des Moines on Saturday with a 4-by-100 relay quartet, representing the Minnesota Speed club team. VanEps, Taynian Walgrave of Prior Lake, Ari Passerri of Rosemount and Faith Robinson of St. Louis Park won a regional meet with 51.85, then got down to 51.58 at [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers lost twice at Grand Rapids over the weekend, closing the regular season with a 7-11 record. Grand Rapids thumped the Pioneers 18-8 with Jake Carter driving home five runs and Lance Latula pitching all seven innings. Jim Brown took the loss for the Pioneers. Sam Krick and Brandon Meyer each had [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Moved by the plight of a former teammate dealing with concussions, Spectrum soccer player Danielle Hennies decided to see if she could help reduce the risk for fellow athletes. Her idea was to raise funds for Impact/Concussion Baseline Testing by hosting a 5K run as her senior project at Spectrum. [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor There were fewer Ostermans than usual at the Elk River Quarterback Club golf tournament on Friday, but the two who made it teamed with three other capable golfers and won the whole thing. “There’s usually six to eight of us here, but most of them were at a wedding,” [...]

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Andrew Piehl, Rogers junior-to-be, placed seventh at 285 pounds in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman in the USA Wrestling nationals in Fargo held July 25-30. After qualifying by placing first at separate regionals, Piehl went 5-2 with three falls at nationals in Freestyle, and 4-3 in Greco-Roman. In each case, he was dropped into the lower [...]

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