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Molli Detloff and Lucas Trapp won two events each for Elk River as the Elk girls placed fourth and the boys 10th in the 14-school Lakeville North Invitational on Saturday. The Prior Lake girls and Brainerd boys were team champions. Detloff, a senior, won the shot put with 37-6 3/4 and the discus with 125-5. [...]

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  The Rogers Royals broke a 3-3 tie with four runs in the sixth inning and defeated Robbinsdale Cooper 7-3 in their home opener Friday. Luke Ellis pitched the last two innings to get the win, giving up three hits but striking out four and allowing no runs. Ellis was also 2-for-4 with an RBI [...]

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  Rogers freshman Melea Bruns won her varsity pitching debut as the Royals turned back St. Cloud Tech 5-3 in their home opener Friday. Bruns pitched the distance, holding down the Tigers except for Sam Eisenreich, who had a double and solo homer.┬áBruns gave up four hits and three walks, and struck out seven. Madie [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Zimmerman Archery Club, under coach Pat Burch, will conclude its eighth season when both the middle school and high school teams compete at nationals in May. The Thunder middle school team placed fourth and the high school team placed ninth in the National Archery in the School (NASP) [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Nathan Chanthamontry is rated the third-best player on his team, which, in his case, is high praise. Elk River tennis is ranked No. 1 in the state, its lineup headed by twins in their fifth year with over 250 wins between them. Chanthamontry, a fourth-year starter who helped the Elks [...]

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Defending state softball champion Elk River opened the 2014 season with a 6-0 conquest of Centennial on Thursday at Circle Pines. Anna Pipenhagen was the leader both on the mound with a one-hit shutout and nine strikeouts, and at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three runs-batted-in. Also contributing offensively were Ali Krohn (2-for-3, RBI), Michaela [...]

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Zach Ruprecht tossed a one-hit shutout in his varsity mound debut, leading the Zimmerman Thunder past Rockford 3-0 on Friday in Rockford. Ruprecht, a senior, walked three and struck out three, keeping a low pitch count to go the distance. “I was hoping to get a solid four innings (from Ruprecht) and platoon with other [...]

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The Zimmerman softball team, coming off a 16-6 season last spring, had a humbling opener Thursday, losing to the Becker Bulldogs 10-0 at Becker. Becky Harmon held the Thunder to two hits and struck out eight. Zimmerman starter Ashley Pool gave up four runs in two innings, and McKenna Butau gave up runs in three [...]

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