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The Elk River volleyball team won two of four matches at the Hopkins tournament on Saturday. The Elks (6-8) lost to their first match to Orono 25-18, 25-11. Sidney Wendland had five kills, and Kaitlyn Pearson seven kills and an ace. The Elks beat Albert Lea 25-16, 25-22. Gina Honek had seven kills, Wentland six [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Taylor Odegard made her first state swimming trip as a 95-pound eighth-grader and has gone back with relay teams every year since. That’s a pretty good career already, but this fall, the Elk River senior is closing with what could be her most exciting season. “We are doing really well,” [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A football team’s ground game is only as strong and crisp as its offensive line’s legs, and that was beginning to be a concern for Elk River. The hogs delivered another stout performance as the Elks (5-0) rumbled to a 58-45 win over explosive Champlin Park (2-3) on Friday [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River football team that will try stay unbeaten against Champlin Park at home Friday evening is leading the nation’s high schools in rushing, according to statistics kept by Max Preps. The Elks are averaging 527 yards per game on the ground after victories over Coon Rapids 47-0, Andover [...]

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Elk River got off to a good start but couldn’t keep it up as they lost in four games to Champlin Park at home on Wednesday evening. The Rebels prevailed 20-25, 25-15, 25-15, 25-17. The Elks (2-6 conference, 4-6 overall) won the first game and took a 6-2 lead in the second game before the [...]

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Using a young lineup against an opponent that won’t win many meets, the Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman swimmers beat Park Center 96-87 in the Pirates pool on Tuesday evening. “We will take our captains, and otherwise you’ll see a lot of new names,” said coach Luke Johnson during Monday’s practice. Among the youngsters getting some varsity action [...]

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Elk River tennis clinched at least a share of the conference title with a 4-3 victory over Totino-Grace on Tuesday in Fridley. It was the second straight match where the Elks swept singles easily while losing the doubles points. They beat Centennial 4-3 on Thursday. Against Totino-Grace, eighth-grader Sydney Reiner filled in for Rebedah Morrison, [...]

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The Maple Grove Crimson pulled out a close first game against Elk River and went on to sweep the Elks 25-23, 25-20, 25-14 on Tuesday evening in Maple Grove. For the Elks, Sidney Wentland had eight kills, Gabi Haack six kills and two aces, and Kennedy Strain and Abi Scheid five kills each. Annika Johnson [...]

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Elk River enjoyed its best offensive showing of the season and defeated Spring Lake Park 4-2 at home on Tuesday evening. “We played well. We played solid. It was nice to get a couple goals each half,” said coach Brian Steuter. The Elks (3-6 conference, 3-9 overall) snapped a four-game losing streak. The Panthers dropped [...]

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