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Ryan Ness, Bethel junior soccer midfielder from Elk River, was named MIAC player of the week on Sept. 15 after posting four goals and an assist in two wins. Ness scored twice in a 9-1 win over North Center and twice in a 3-1 win over Crown College. After five games he had made six [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor   Nolan Dwyer stays on the field for virtually the whole game for the unbeaten Elk River football team. One of four co-captains, he plays safety and tight end, long-snaps for place kicks, returns kickoffs, and blocks on punt returns. “Nolan does everything for us,” said coach Steve Hamilton. “He [...]

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The Spectrum Sting had two splits and a loss in the Mounds Park Academy tournament on Saturday. The Sting (12-5-2) split with MPA 18-25, 25-16 and with St. Croix Prep 22-25, 25-23 in pool play. In the third-place match they lost to Lake of the Woods 25-22, 25-16. In the tournament, Lexi Reese had 7 [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers Royals scored the first two goals and held off the Elk River Elks 2-1 in their annual neighborhood battle Saturday in Rogers. “It was a good game, back and forth, with a lot of good play in the midfield, and not a ton of shots,” said Rogers [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Jenna Breseman scored both goals and the Rogers defense posted another shutout as the surging Royals defeated Elk River 2-0 at home Saturday. “We have been working hard and giving it our all,” said Breseman about her team’s eight-game win streak. “The defense has done a wonderful job.” Rogers [...]

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The Elk River swimmers had one first place, two seconds and a third on Saturday while competing in a non-scored five-team event at Edina. The quartet of Jessica Young, Alaina Sylvester, Samantha Hendricks and Taylor Odegard won the 200 freestyle relay and placed second in the medley relay and 400 freestyle relay. Krista Kovar placed [...]

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The Spectrum Sting could not stop the Breck Mustangs on Saturday, losing 65-30 at the Golden Valley school. The Sting (0-4) enjoyed a brief lead on a five-yard touchdown by Shane Herrlin before Breck tallied the next five touchdowns. The Mustangs (3-1) had four touchdown passes, three touchdown runs, and a punt return and fumble [...]

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The Elk River boys placed fourth among 25 teams in Class 4A at the Milaca Mega Meet on Saturday, where Rogers, Zimmerman and Spectrum were also among approximately 120 schools competing in four classes. The Elk boys ranked second among 10 teams from the Northwest Suburban Conference, an encouraging preview to the conference meet which [...]

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