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Elk River was seeded No. 7 among 12 teams in Section 7AAA volleyball after a 9-15 regular season. The Elks will host No. 10 Princeton (11-15) in the first round Wednesday, 7 p.m. Cambridge-Isanti (24-4) is the No. 1 seed. North Branch (17-5), a team the Elks beat 3-1 early in the season, is No. [...]

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St. Michael-Albertville wound up with the top seed ahead of Elk River, with Rogers third, in the Section 6AAAAA football tournament that begins Tuesday.   “We were five points ahead, but lost the tiebreaker,” said Elk coach Steve Hamilton about complex scoring system.   The Elks had been six points ahead of Rogers going into [...]

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By Rachel Finkbeiner When it comes to Rogers and St. Michael-Albertville and football, the win always goes down to the wire. This time the final minutes were not in the Royals’ favor as STMA ended their seven-game win streak 22-21 in a conference championship game Wednesday evening. “Every single game seems to come down to [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Conference championships are on the line for Rogers and Elk River in the final game of the regular season Wednesday evening while Zimmerman will likely be dueling for a second-place finish.   Blaine at Elk River The Elks, who’ve lost two straight after a 5-0 start, need a win over [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor St. Michael-Albertville made sure there was no suspense at the end this time, and thumped the Rogers Royals 3-0 to earn a trip to the state tournament Tuesday evening. Two weeks after losing to Rogers 1-0 on a goal with 33 seconds left, in a conference match, the Knights [...]

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The Rogers Royals had two all-conference runners as the boys team placed fifth and the girls sixth among 10 teams in the Mississippi 8 Conference meet Tuesday in Buffalo. Tyler Bethke and Caleb Burke, both seniors, placed seventh and eighth in the boys race, hitting the chute together in 17:04.35 and 17:04.93, at Buffalo Heights [...]

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  The top-seeded Rogers Royals cruised into the finals of the Section 8AA tournament with a 3-0 win over Moorhead on Saturday afternoon. The Royals (15-3) will duel No. 2 St. Michael-Albertville (15-3) at home Tuesday, 7 p.m. The Royals beat the Knights 1-0 on a free kick with 33 seconds left during conference play. [...]

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  The Elk River/Rogers/Zimmerman swimmers placed fourth among seven teams while Rogers placed seventh but had three first-place entrants on Saturday at Section 8AA true-team in Elk River. The Elks’ two arch rivals battled for the state berth with Maple Grove outscoring St. Michael-Albertville 1137 to 1080. Elk River/Zimmerman senior Taylor Odegard won the 50 [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor The play that best describes Gunnar Bloom, his coach says, was a long run against Elk River in an afternoon playoff game last year where the tailback added sunlight to his long list of tools. “A defender had an angle on him and was going to catch him from behind,” [...]

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