Star News » Sports The Star News covers community news, sports, current events and provides advertising and information for Elk River, Otsego, Rogers and Zimmerman, Minnesota and their surrounding areas. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:51:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Soccer: Sting lose to Mounds Park 5-1 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:48:11 +0000 Spectrum soccer lost to Mounds Park Academy 5-1 on Thursday, with their lone goal tallied by 7th-grader Sierra Anderson. The Sting (3-6-1) will play at Big Lake on Saturday, 11 a.m.

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Volleyball: Sting tip Cambridge Christian in 4 games Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:43:53 +0000 Spectrum volleyball defeated Cambridge Christian 26-24, 21-25, 25-20, 25-19 on Thursday evening in Cambridge, boosted by 24 service aces, nine of them by Costy Dalla Valentina. Lauren Gillquist added five and Kira Lorensen four for the Sting (12-4). Ellie Rogers led with12 digs and 15 assists. Jasmine Nelson made seven kills with no hitting errors. Ali Henkemeyer and Meghan Hays had six kills each and Eliie Rogers and Molly Mitchell five each.

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Soccer: Royal girls top Bison 3-0 for 7th in row Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:45:54 +0000 The Rogers Royals scored twice on free kicks and won their seventh straight, 3-0 over Buffalo, at Buffalo on Thursday evening.

It was the sixth shutout in the seven-game win streak by the Royals (7-0 conference, 8-0 overall). Courtney Henderon scored twice and Lydia Hubert-Peterson was in goal with four saves.

Sting defender Abbie Gearou opened the scoring with a free kick which bounced over the goalie on the hard surface, Henderson nailed a free kick from the left side into the upper right corner to make it 2-0 at half.

“Courtney has been hitting those over recently so it was nice to see her get on track,” said coach Aaron Lindquist.

Henderson scored again in the second half, this time from the right side of the 18 after Janelle Rouillard made “a great, athletic play,” said the coach, to keep the ball in bounds and find Henderson, who fired it home again to the top left corner.

Gearou and Macy Peterson helped keep Buffalo’s top shooter off the board with close defending and hard tackles. Bella Pedlar and Cailey Henderson had strong games in the midfield.

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Swimming: Elks top Andover 101-83 for 4th in row Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:41:49 +0000 The meet opened with an impressive relay win by Andover but host Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman-Spectrum regrouped and won its fourth dual in four tries, 101-83, at home Thursday evening.

The Elk senior leaders came through as Taylor Odegard and Samantha Hendrcks finished 1-2 in both the 50 and 100 freestyles while Jessica Young took the 200 and 500 and those three teamed with Alaina Sylvester to win the 200 freestyle relay. Sylvester, a junior, also won the backstroke.

(Photos will be added; technical difficulties at this posting)

Andover’s Bella Smits, Camille Madsen, Andrea Fischer and Cirah Thoresen nipped a strong Elk lineup of Elizabeth Kelzer, Sylvester, Hendricks and Odegard in the opening 200 medley relay.

Each team won six events, with Smits taking the IM and backstroke for the Huskies, and diver Kendra Madsen edging the Elks’ Krista Kovar 202.3 to 199.65. The Elks were 2-3-4 in diving with Alissa George and Katie Hartneck behind Kovar.

The Elks will compete at the Edina Invitational on Saturday.


Elk River 101, Andover 83

200 medley relay — (1) Andover: Bella Smits, Camille Madsen, Andrea Fischer, Cirah Thoreson, 1:54.80 (2) Elks: Elizabeth Kelzer, Alaina Sylvester, Samantha Hendricks, Taylor Odegard 1:55.16

200 freestyle — (1) Jessica Young, Elks, 2:01.06 (2) Fischer 2:05.91 (3) Hannah Jones, And, 2:10.29

200 individual medley — (1) Smits 2:14.38 (3) Sylvester 2:19.79 (3) Anya Larson, Elks, 2:23.85

50 freestyle — (1) Odegard 25.62 (2) Hendricks 26.46 (3) Thoreson 26.60

Diving — (1) Kendra Madsen, And, 202.30 (2) Krista Kovar, ER, 199.65 (3) Allisa George 179.30

100 Butterfly — (1) Fischer 1:02.20 (2) Anya Larson, Elks, 1:05.24 (3) Hannah Johnson, Elks, 1:08.17

100 freestyle — (1) Odegard 56.45 (2) Hendricks 58.44 (3) Thoreson 58.59

500 freestyle — (1) Jessica Young, Elks, 5:26.84 (2) Jennifer Lidberg, And, 5:52.01 (3) Kelzer 5:58.21

200 freestyle relay — (1) Elks: Hendricks, Sylvester, Young, Odegard, 1:44.43 (2) Elks: Hannah Johnson, Hailey Odegard, Marisa Kranitz, Keelie Swafford 1:50.22

100 backstroke — (1) Smits 59.62 (2) Kaylee Benson, Elks, 1:04.84 (3) Amber Secrist, Elks, 1:05.18

100 breaststroke — (1) Sylvester 1:12.06 (2) Madsen 1:14.09 (3) Catie Danzl, And, 1:18.06

400 freestyle relay — (1) Andover: Thoreson, Fischer, Hannah Jones, Smits, 3:46.51 (2) Elks: Johnson, Kranitz, Faith Larom, Andie Timpe 4:03.69

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Soccer: Buffalo trips Royal boys 2-1 in duel for Miss. 8 lead Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:36:51 +0000 In a matchup for the conference lead, the Buffalo Bison scored twice within five minutes in the second half and held on to defeat the Rogers Royals 2-1 on Thursday evening in Rogers.

Rogers goalie Joe Schlottman made some difficult saves before Buffalo’s Miguel Arroyo Hernandez and Luke Folkerds each hit the back of the net with scorching kicks from the middle, about 15 yards out, in the 63rd and 68th minute.

Rogers junior Trevor Klink scored on a breakaway with a strong shot from about 15 yards out, over the goalie and just under the bar, with five minutes left. The Royals set up another opportunity with three minutes to go but Matt Carik’s shot just missed to the side.

Schlottman and Bison goalie Jerame Schutzle were each credited with five saves according to Buffalo’s statistics.

In the first half, Schlottman out-jumped a Bison forward to snag the ball on a long, well-placed free kick, and he twice raced out to the 10-yard stripe to cover the ball just ahead of the attacker.

In the second half, Buffalo put more pressure on the goal and, while making two from out front, just missed on three hard shots from the side.

Klink, who has 14 goals, almost made a free kick from 35 yards in the first half, hitting a line drive that was just inches high.

Buffalo is now 5-0 and Rogers 5-1 in the Mississippi 8.

Rogers (5-4 overall) will host Elk River on Saturday, boys at 11 a.m. and girls at 1 p.m.

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Tennis: Elks edge arch rival Cougars 4-3, stay unbeaten in NWSC Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:51:08 +0000 The Elk River Elks swept the singles matches and edged the Centennial Cougars, their toughest conference rival over the years, 4-3 on Thursday to move one step closer to the Northwest Suburban championship.

Meagan Brown, Jen Koehler, Lauren Brayden and Rebekah Morrison all won in straight sets, giving the Elks a 4-1 lead with two doubles matches still on the court, in Circle Pines.

The Elks are 11-0 in the NWSC (and 12-4 overall), with two conference matches remaining, at Totino-Grace on Tuesday and against Armstrong, which has only one conference loss, at home Sept. 30.

Centennial, which would have tied for the lead with a victory, absorbed its second league loss.

Elk River 4, Centennial 3

(1) Meagan Brown, ER, def Leah Haiden 6-0, 6-0
(2) Jen Koehler, ER, def Gabby Loch 6-1, 6-0
(3) Lauren Brayden, ER, def Rachel Haiden 6-3, 6-2
(4) Rebekah Morrison, ER, def Yer Vang 6-2, 6-1

(1) Jenna Sundstrom-Julie Hudgens, Cen, def Emma Hanegraaf-Erin Reiner 6-1, 6-0
(2) Claire Olson-Mari Zech, Den, def Dani Dokken-Brooke Burns 6-3, 6-3
(3) Christina Blum-Valerie Huynh, Cen, def Elizabeth Brayden-Carmen Kaelke 6-0, 6-1

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Volleyball: Elks clip Cardinals in 3 games Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:46:29 +0000 Elk River picked up its second conference win of the week, this one a lot more comfortably than the last one, downing Coon Rapids 25-16, 25-11, 25-13 on Thursday evening.

The Elks edged Park Center 3-2 on Tuesday, are 2-4 in the NWSC and got back to .500 at 4-4 overall.

The attack had 32 kills from nine players. Sidney Wentland and Kennedy Strain led with eight each. Geneva Kachinske, Gina Honek and Jordan Sakry had three each. Taylor Cotton, Abi Scheid and Gabi Haack added two each and Nissa Johnson one. Ellie Engstrom made nine assists and Annika Johnson eight.

The Elks served 67-for-74 with 13 aces, led by Strain, 17-for-17 with five aces.

The Elks will play at Maple Grove on Tuesday.

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Soccer: Thunder girls beat St. John’s 3-1 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:43:55 +0000 The Zimmerman Thunder beat St. John’s Prep 3-1 at home Thursday, improving to 4-3 in conference and 7-3 overall. Scoring data is not available at this posting. Abbie Canton made nine saves. The Thunder will play at St. Cloud Cathedral on Tuesday.

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Soccer: Maple Grove shuts out Elk girls 5-0 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:28:58 +0000 The Maple Grove Crimson handed Elk River a lopsided loss 5-0 on Thursday evening in Maple Grove.

The Elks fell to 2-6 in conference and 2-8 overall but have been playing mostly close games.

Breanna Johnson notched two goals for the Crimson (7-2 conference, 8-2-1 overall) and Dana Lethinen, Meredith Haakenson and Karen Schreinder one each.

The Elks will play at Rogers on Saturday, boys at 11 a.m. and girls at 1 p.m.

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Soccer: Maple Grove (11-0) blanks Elk boys 3-0 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:23:13 +0000 Undefeated Maple Grove handed Elk River a 3-0 loss on Thursday in Maple Grove. Ben Zaver, Reid Diamond and Carson Thomas got the Crimson (11-0) on the board. The Elks (2-6 conference, 2-8 overall) will play at Rogers on Saturday, boys 11 a.m. and girls 1 p.m.

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