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Defending state softball champion Elk River opened the 2014 season with a 6-0 conquest of Centennial on Thursday at Circle Pines. Anna Pipenhagen was the leader both on the mound with a one-hit shutout and nine strikeouts, and at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three runs-batted-in. Also contributing offensively were Ali Krohn (2-for-3, RBI), Michaela [...]

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Erik Nyquist twirled an efficient two-hit shutout, and two teammates hit homers, as Elk River thumped Centennial 9-0 in their opener Thursday at Circle Pines. Nyquist, senior right-hander, gave up just two infield singles and no walks, striking out seven. The only other base runners were a hit-by-pitch and an error. “Erik changed speeds well, [...]

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Top-ranked Elk River mixed up the lineup and posted a 7-0 win over Park Center on Thursday in their first match on the home courts. Nathan Chanthamontry, fourth-year starter, played No. 1 singles for the first time, and won 6-1, 6-4. The other singles matches were won by players normally in doubles, Tyler Creelman, Joe [...]

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The top-ranked Elk River tennis team won its conference opener 7-0 over a young Andover lineup on Tuesday in Andover. The Elks (2-0) were installed at No. 1 in the coaches association rankings over the weekend, Ronning announced. The Elks had five “snowman” wins at Andover, including all four singles matches and No. 1 doubles. [...]

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The Elk River tennis team opened a 2014 campaign of high expectations with a 7-0 win over Grand Rapids on Saturday at Daytona Courts. The Elks, state champions in 2012 and fourth place last year, bring back most of their lineup and anticipate being one of the top state contenders again. The Elks will open [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Fairness is normally an objective when section tournaments are set up. One exception is Section 7AA boys hockey, where perennial champion Duluth East enjoys a sweetheart deal at the expense of one its top challengers, your Elk River Elks. Since 2006, the tournament semifinals and finals have been held [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Molli Detloff  originally went out for track in seventh grade for the purpose of running fast, which she knew she and her sister Dani, two years older, were very good at. “I didn’t even know about field events,” she said. “They had us do ‘Try Day’ where they put you [...]

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