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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The second annual Forever Young Fun Run in memory of Kelsey Daulton will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, at Meadowvale Elementary. Daulton, who was an Elk soccer star, “lived a spirited 19 years and accomplished many things on and off the field,” said her mother, Kathy, but also “struggled with [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Dave Conley, who headed six state tournament and 15 conference champion teams in a 21-year tenure, has retired as Elk River boys golf coach. “I’ve had a lot of great players here, so it would be hard for a coach to screw them up,” Conley reflected, modestly, about his coaching [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers snapped a six-game losing streak by defeating the Big Lake Whitecaps  10-7 on Wednesday in Big Lake. The Pioneers (5-7) drew 14 walks in the seven-inning game, and nine of their 10 runs got aboard via walks. Big Lake, meanwhile, drew eight walks, for a total of 22 in the game. The [...]

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The Elk River Legion baseball team takes a 9-12 record into district playoffs after splitting two games this week to close the regular season. The Elks beat Champlin Park 5-2 on Tuesday in Champlin with Ben Johnson pitching a five-hitter with  seven strikeouts. Both runs were unearned. Riley Givens was 2-for-3 and Erik Nyquist was [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Paul Motin and Wayne Faulkner paired up for the Companions Classic only after Motin sent out an e-mail looking for a partner, but the somewhat random pairing worked out well. The duo placed first among 42 teams in the Elk River Golf Club event Saturday and Sunday with a [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Gloria Jenson and Greta Ege, who’ve won individual titles previously, captured their first pairs championship at the Companions Classic. They aggregated a 204 in the Elk River Golf Club event Saturday and Sunday, prevailing among nine women’s teams, by a two-stroke margin. “We ham-and-egged it pretty well,” said Ege. [...]

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Elk River Legion lost four games at the Gopher State Tournament before closing with a victory Sunday. The Elks (8-11) beat Tri-City Red 9-3 with Levi Burke tossing a five-hitter for his first Legion win. He stuck out six and walked five. Riley Givens went 3-for-4 with three RBI’s and Austin Heuer 2-for-3 with two [...]

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