Sports

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Paul Motin and Wayne Faulkner paired up for the Companions Classic only after Motin sent out an e-mail looking for a partner, but the somewhat random pairing worked out well. The duo placed first among 42 teams in the Elk River Golf Club event Saturday and Sunday with a [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Gloria Jenson and Greta Ege, who’ve won individual titles previously, captured their first pairs championship at the Companions Classic. They aggregated a 204 in the Elk River Golf Club event Saturday and Sunday, prevailing among nine women’s teams, by a two-stroke margin. “We ham-and-egged it pretty well,” said Ege. [...]

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Elk River Legion lost four games at the Gopher State Tournament before closing with a victory Sunday. The Elks (8-11) beat Tri-City Red 9-3 with Levi Burke tossing a five-hitter for his first Legion win. He stuck out six and walked five. Riley Givens went 3-for-4 with three RBI’s and Austin Heuer 2-for-3 with two [...]

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  The Rogers Red Devils enjoyed a good Saturday afternoon at the expense of the Elk River Pioneers, beating the home team twice in seven-inning games. The Pioneers, who were missing four starters, dropped to 4-6 with four straight losses. They will play at Big Lake on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Rogers 5, Pioneers 4 [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s conference, the Northwest Suburban, will be expanded to 14 schools this fall with the addition of Irondale, Spring Lake Park and Totino-Grace. This action was mandated by the Minnesota State High School League to give these schools a place to play after their conference, the North Suburban, folded. [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Tyler Stevens, former Elk River wrestling star and college distance runner, tried his first marathon last month and made an excellent debut at Grandma’s Marathon. Stevens, 22, running in Duluth a few weeks after graduating from college there, finished in 2:47:21, which placed 99th among 1,345 in his age division [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers kept getting runners on base, and leaving them there. The Pioneers (4-5) stranded 15 runners in a 3-0 loss to St. Michael on Wednesday. They had just five hits but drew eight walks and two hit-by-pitches from four Saints pitchers. Josh Juntunen (six innings, three runs) took the loss. Porter Morrell [...]

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  Emily Brandt, who will be a conference rival of Elk River’s when her Irondale team joins the Elks’ conference this fall, is already making a good impression at the ERHS courts. Brandt repeated as singles champion when Elk River hosted a Northwest Suburban Conference summer tournament Tuesday. A junior-to-be who made all-conference player last [...]

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