Sports

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Everybody’s ready for some real football, and it’s almost here. After two weeks of practices, and a Saturday of scrimmages, on the heels of summer team camps, District 728 teams will be kicking off the 2014 season Thursday evening, and not a moment too soon. “Today, you could see [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Madyson St. Germain delivered the lone goal as Elk River picked up its first victory, 1-0 over Totino-Grace, on Tuesday at home. It was the conference opener for the Elks (1-2) against a team making its debut in the Northwest Suburban. St. Germain, senior forward, scored midway through the [...]

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Totino-Grace made an impressive debut in the Northwest Suburban with a 4-0 win over Elk River-Zimmerman on Tuesday in Elk River. “We are excited to be playing in a new conference and looking forward to new challenges and playing bigger schools,” said coach Bill Vance. The Eagles, handing the Elks their first loss in three [...]

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The Princeton Tigers handed Elk River tennis its first loss Tuesday as the Elks split a pair of matches against section rivals. The Elks (5-1) beat Forest Lake 7-0 before falling to Princeton 4-3, on Princeton’s courts. Princeton’s No. 1 player, Mary Claire Mayerchak, a state qualifier last year, was stationed at No. 1 doubles, [...]

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Elk River rolled to a season-opening volleyball win at St. Francis 25-13, 25-23, 25-21 on Monday evening. Seven players had kills, led by Kennedy Strain with nine. Gina Honek had six, Abi Scheid five, Taylor Cotton and Sidney Wentland four each, Gabi Haack three and Geneva Katchinske two. Blair Lundquist put up 14 sets and [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Dale Sager, a longtime assistant coach, is the new head coach for Elk River girls hockey. Sager, 34, who assisted Joe Heasley for eight years, 2004-12, before becoming head coach at Centennial and Rogers one year each, was named Friday to succeed Heasley, who resigned in June. “We are excited [...]

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The Elk River cross country teams each placed fifth among nine teams in the season-opening St. Cloud Apollo Invitational on Monday. The Andover girls and Wayzata boys were team champions. St. Cloud Tech’s Lauren Steinke and Wayzata’s Ian Elkin were individual winners on the flat course near Apollo High School and the Veterans Hospital. “We [...]

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Scoring on a free kick and a penalty kick, Elk River-Zimmerman defeated the Buffalo Bison 2-1 on Saturday in Buffalo.   Senior defender Tanner Beckerleg drilled a goal from 45 yards on a free kick. Sophomore forward Protus Babaya hit the penalty kick after Thunder Heyer was fouled in the box.   The Elks have [...]

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