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  Jerry Miller of Zimmerman and Chris Guimont of Elk River were among the winners in the Sherburne County Fair Demolition Derby on Sunday evening. Miller prevailed in the Full-Size class which had the biggest vehicles and the most entrants (13). Miller was the last one standing in his 1990 Ford. Kami Barthel of Annandale [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers cruised 17-3 over an erratic Albertville Villains team on Sunday evening in Albertville. The Pioneers had 13 hits while Albertville made seven errors and gave up 10 walks and four hit-by-pitch. Jordan Hollom and Andrew McMillan each went 3-for-5, with Hollom driving home three runs. Porter Morrell had two hits and [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The second annual Forever Young Fun Run in memory of Kelsey Daulton will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, at Meadowvale Elementary. Daulton, who was an Elk soccer star, “lived a spirited 19 years and accomplished many things on and off the field,” said her mother, Kathy, but also “struggled with [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Dave Conley, who headed six state tournament and 15 conference champion teams in a 21-year tenure, has retired as Elk River boys golf coach. “I’ve had a lot of great players here, so it would be hard for a coach to screw them up,” Conley reflected, modestly, about his coaching [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers snapped a six-game losing streak by defeating the Big Lake Whitecaps  10-7 on Wednesday in Big Lake. The Pioneers (5-7) drew 14 walks in the seven-inning game, and nine of their 10 runs got aboard via walks. Big Lake, meanwhile, drew eight walks, for a total of 22 in the game. The [...]

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The Elk River Legion baseball team takes a 9-12 record into district playoffs after splitting two games this week to close the regular season. The Elks beat Champlin Park 5-2 on Tuesday in Champlin with Ben Johnson pitching a five-hitter with  seven strikeouts. Both runs were unearned. Riley Givens was 2-for-3 and Erik Nyquist was [...]

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  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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