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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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Ryan Sorensen, former Osseo and Augsburg player, has been hired as the new Elk River boys soccer coach. Sorensen was a two-time all-conference midfielder for Osseo, then played four years in a strong Augsburg program. He was an assistant for one season at Augsburg and was head coach at St. Francis one season, 2014. He [...]

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Aaron Lindquist, who coached the Elk River boys to a state tournament trip last year, will be coaching the Rogers girls this year, after securing a faculty position at RHS. Ryan Sorensen will succeed Lindquist as Elk boys coach. (See separate story.) Lindquist, who started teaching Economics at RHS last year, fills the vacancy left [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Holly Sutton, coach of the Rogers girls soccer state champion team in 2010, has resigned after five seasons with the Royals. The former Elk River star has joined the staff at Winona State, where she was a two-time conference player of the year. “I’m very proud and thankful for my [...]

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Emma Bates, fresh from her NCAA championship in the 10,000 meters two weeks earlier, placed sixth in the same event at the United States of America Track and Field (USATF) Outdoor Championships on Thursday in Sacramento. The Boise State junior from Elk River finished in 32:51.49 at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium, running in a field [...]

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Monticello edged the Elk River Pioneers 7-6 on Wednesday evening, led by Clay Lanners with two hits and three runs-batted-in. Monticello took a 6-3 lead against Pioneer starter Zach Petchell and held on. Jakob Kounkel got the win and Mitch Roberts got the save as they gave up 11 hits and six walks but left 11 [...]

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Austin Heuer of the Elk River Legion fired a no-hitter against Osseo at home on Tuesday — and the outcome was still in doubt until a teammate homered in the last of the seventh. Alex Babcock led off the seventh with the homer that won it 1-0. Heuer walked four and struck out six in [...]

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