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  Elk River-Zimmerman  lost its girls hockey opener to an Eden Prairie team with “a lot of top-end talent” 4-1 at home on Saturday evening. “Eden Prairie is an outstanding team,” said Dale Sager, making his debut as Elk head coach. “There is a good chance they are around in late February and the Xcel […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor There are times a soccer goalkeeper almost needs a crossword puzzle to keep occupied. A goalie on a good team, especially, has long stretches when all the action takes place on the other end of the field. But when the action comes back to the goalie, it comes hard. “The […]

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Elk River is hosting over 200 swimmers and divers from Elk River, Rogers, Buffalo, Maple Grove, St. Michael-Albertville, Brainerd, and St. Cloud Tech for Section 7AA at VandenBerge Middle School this weekend, and here are a few of them up close. Swimming preliminaries were held Friday evening. Action resumes Saturday with diving preliminaries at noon, […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor In a National Hockey League game with a former Elk skating for each side, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Paul Martin cruised 4-1 over the Minnesota Wild and Nate Prosser on Tuesday evening at the Xcel Energy Center. The Penguins raised their NHL-best record to 8-2-1 and handed the Wild […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River boys cross country team did not have a good showing at the state meet on Saturday. The Elks, coming off their best race of the year in winning their sectional, finished last among 16 teams in Class AA at St. Olaf in Northfield. Lucas Trapp, the […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor For a guy who didn’t find the one sport agreeable to him until his junior year, Zach Glasgow made a solid impact in Elk athletics the past two autumns. Glasgow, who ran his first long race just 14 months ago, placed eighth at both the Northwest Suburban Conference meet and […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Big thrill one week, big thud the next week. That was the story of Elk River’s playoff run as a surprisingly good season ended with a 38-12 blowout loss to St. Michael-Albertville in the Section 6AAAAA finals Friday night. “We need to play Rogers every week,” lamented Elk coach […]

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