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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River lost the first two games but pulled out a harrowing five-game victory at Park Center on Tuesday evening, boosted by the hitting of Sidney Wentland and the serving of everyone. The Elks prevailed 27-29, 20-25, 25-18, 27-25, 17-15, their first conference win in five tries. Wendland’s 25th kill [...]

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  Elk River girls came within 38 seconds off beating a good Park Center team but wound up losing 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday evening at home. Maddie Heitzig ripped a 20-yard shot on the ground to pull the Pirates even as the clock dipped inside 40 seconds. In the second five-minute overtime, Katie Wang [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor David Christensen doesn’t play a lot of golf these days, but makes his presence felt when he does. The former Elk and Division I golfer was the wire-to-wire leader in the Elk River Golf Club tournament Saturday and Sunday and claimed his third club title by five strokes with [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Amanda O’Donnell is not accustomed to playing 18 holes any more, and three of the reasons for that materialized when she wrapped up her second Elk River Golf Club championship Sunday. O’Donnell was joined by her husband and three young children on the No. 18 green before sinking a [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Mike White and Pat┬áKlaers, longtime golfing buddies, waged an nip-and-tuck duel for the Elk River Golf Club seniors championship on Sunday. “It went back and forth most of the day,” said White, who prevailed by one stroke with 75-72-147 in the two-day event. They were tied with two holes [...]

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  After leading 2-0 at halftime, the Elk River-Zimmerman boys couldn’t hold the lead and lost to Robbinsdale Armstrong 3-2 in overtime at home Saturday. Andy Vail scored on a scramble in front of the net after a corner kick, with Joe Marsh getting the assist. Thunder Heyer scored on a cut-back move to make [...]

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  The Elk River girls notched the first goal but lost to undefeated Robbinsdale Armstrong 3-1 at home on Thursday. Lizzy Holien, on a free kick from about 25 yards on the right side, lofted a shot that glanced off the outstretched hands of the goalie for a 1-0 lead. Holley Enderle knocked in two [...]

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  Two current Elk River High School tennis players met in the finals of the Fall Classic on Saturday with Tyler Creelman defeating Zeke Delain 6-3, 7-5. Creelman, currently a sophomore, and Delain, a junior, were both all-conference players this spring, and helped the team reach the state tournament. Creelman beat Phil Swiggum, Gary Hamann, [...]

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