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Most of the points came from freshmen and sophomores as Elk River-Zimmerman defeated Forest Lake 4-1 on Tuesday evening in Forest Lake. Freshman defenseman Madison Bizal opened the scoring with a power play goal, assisted by senior Abbie Canton, just 2:20 into the game. Also scoring were sophomore Annie Dalton in the first period, sophomore […]

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A young Rogers Royals hockey team lost its opener to Sartell-St. Stephen 4-0 at home Tuesday evening. Markia Smith drilled the first two goals, and Olivia Stockinger and Sarah Kaschmitter also scored, for the Sabres, who had a 22-14 edge in shots on goal. Clare Minnerath was in goal for the Sabres, and Emily Bjorgan […]

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  Elk River-Zimmerman ┬álost its girls hockey opener to an Eden Prairie team with “a lot of top-end talent” 4-1 at home on Saturday evening. “Eden Prairie is an outstanding team,” said Dale Sager, making his debut as Elk head coach. “There is a good chance they are around in late February and the Xcel […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor There are times a soccer goalkeeper almost needs a crossword puzzle to keep occupied. A goalie on a good team, especially, has long stretches when all the action takes place on the other end of the field. But when the action comes back to the goalie, it comes hard. “The […]

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Elk River is hosting over 200 swimmers and divers from Elk River, Rogers, Buffalo, Maple Grove, St. Michael-Albertville, Brainerd, and St. Cloud Tech for Section 7AA at VandenBerge Middle School this weekend, and here are a few of them up close. Swimming preliminaries were held Friday evening. Action resumes Saturday with diving preliminaries at noon, […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor In a National Hockey League game with a former Elk skating for each side, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Paul Martin cruised 4-1 over the Minnesota Wild and Nate Prosser on Tuesday evening at the Xcel Energy Center. The Penguins raised their NHL-best record to 8-2-1 and handed the Wild […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River boys cross country team did not have a good showing at the state meet on Saturday. The Elks, coming off their best race of the year in winning their sectional, finished last among 16 teams in Class AA at St. Olaf in Northfield. Lucas Trapp, the […]

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