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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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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Colton Buege, former Rogers all-state golfer, has qualified for the U.S. Amateur tournament. Buege, 22, placed second in a sectional qualifier with a 3-under-par 71-70-141 on Monday at Rush Creek in Maple Grove. “This will be my first U.S. Am. I’ve tried five or six times,” said Buege, who sank [...]

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  Several Star News area racers are among the season leaders at Princeton Speedway. Justin Pogones of Zimmerman ranks first and Ryan Kostreba of Elk River second in Wissota Street Stocks, through the end of June. That division also includes Amanda Milbrandt of Otsego in fifth place, Kurt Becken of Otsego in seventh and Jim [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River quarterback Trent Pink is getting some recognition from the recruiting web site Rivals.com after strong showings in summer camps. The junior-to-be attended a regional camp in Chicago in April and impressed enough to be invited to the Rivals.com camp in Jacksonville, FL, for the top 250 underclassman prospects [...]

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