Sports

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s main concern in its section football championship clash with St. Michael-Albertville will be Jackson Greenwaldt. On Halloween, as always, the junior quarterback is the Knights’ scariest athlete. “Jackson is a special player, and we hope that we can limit his big plays, because he is going to make [...]

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Elk River hosted and won the junior varsity Northwest Suburban Conference swimming and diving meet Saturday. The Elks had 528 points, Maple Grove 469, Andover 357, Osseo 264, Coon Rapids 155 and Park Center 118. Placing first for the Elks were Samantha Westphal in diving (173.4),  the 200 freestyle relay team of Kaja Montplaisir, Janine [...]

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Elk River freshman Meagan Brown lost in the first round of the state singles tennis tournament, then bounced back with two wins in the consolation bracket before losing in the consolation finals. Brown (27-3), the Section 7AA champion, lost to St. Cloud Tech’s Taylor Tarrolly 6-3, 6-3. Tarroly lost in the next round to eventual [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Zac Syverson had to sit out most of the second half in Elk River’s 17-10 upset loss at Anoka two weeks ago when he pinched a nerve in his shoulder. His absence was glaring. “We missed him dramatically,” stated coach Steve Hamilton about the senior tackle and defensive end who [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The outcome of Elk River vs. Rogers football always seems to be a surprise. The only solid prediction about Saturday’s duel in Elk River, 3 p.m., based on past results, is that it won’t be boring. The Elks, 6-2 and seeded second in a Section 6AAAAA field with three top-five [...]

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Elk River’s volleyball season ended with a quick 3-0 loss to North Branch, a team they beat early in the season, on Friday evening. The No. 2 seeded Vikings rolled 25-14, 25-19, 25-17 over the No. 7 Elks in the Section 7AAA second round in North Branch. The Vikings attack led by outside hitter Courtney [...]

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A pair of explosive offensive teams will be on display when the Elk River Elks host the Rogers Royals on Saturday in the Section 6AAAAA semifinals at 3 p.m. The No. 2 seeded Elks (6-2) are scoring 37 points per game. The No. 3 seeded Royals (8-1) are averaging 46 per game. The outcome will [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s bounce-back season in boys cross country has taken them all the way to the state meet, with section team and individual championships on their ledger. Lucas Trapp won a sprint to the finish line for the gold medal and led the Elk team to the top in [...]

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