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Ashley Ryding of Zimmerman signed with Southwest Minnesota State for softball on Nov. 14. Ryding, a second baseman and outfielder, made all-conference as a sophomore, hitting .339 with three homers while fielding 1.000. She switched to track last year with theĀ  Thunder, saying she needed to work on speed and endurance, but continued to play […]

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Shae McLean and Raelyn Korinek each delivered three goals as Elk River-Zimmerman coasted 11-0 over North Metro Stars at home Tuesday evening. The Elks (3-1) have scored 20 consecutive goals in three wins. Previously they beat Totino-Grace 7-0 and Forest Lake 4-1 when they had the last two goals. “The girls know it’s going to […]

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The Princeton Tigers scored three first-period goals and handed the Rogers Royals a 4-1 loss on Tuesday evening. Paetyn Levis got the Royals on the board with a power play goal in the first period after they fell behind 3-0. Bridget Walter, Erica Schramel, Kenzie Skuza and Eden Bretzler scored for Princeton (3-1). Tiger goalie […]

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Abbie Canton led with four points as Elk River-Zimmerman cruised 7-0 over Totino-Grace on Saturday. At Parade Ice Gardens in Minneapolis, Canton scored the Elks’ first and fourth goals in the first period, and assisted on a goal by Julia Miller. She had another assist in the third period. Canton, senior forward who has led […]

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  Senior teammates Jessica Young and Taylor Odegard each moved up a few notches in the final races of their respective careers, at the state swimming meet, Saturday evening. Young, of Rogers, swam her third straight personal best, 5:08.11, in the 500 freestyle consolation finals, to grab 11th place in Class AA at the University […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Samantha Hendricks, hoping for one more state trip to cap an exciting multi-sports career, fell short at section swimming last Saturday, but it’s been a great ride. “It feels kind of weird to be done, because I’ve gone to state in something every year since eighth grade,” said the Elk […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Better late than never, Katie Hartneck decided, with regard to adding diving as a new sport, and she’s glad she did. The Elk River senior was one of several girls with gymnastics backgrounds recruited by Jenn Bartlett when the former Elk gymnastics coach signed on to mentor Elk divers this […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Amber Paul, who capped her prep soccer career at Rogers with a state championship, is closing her collegiate career at DePaul University with another championship season. The Chicago-based Blue Devils captured the Big East Conference regular season and playoff titles, and take a 16-0-4 record into the NCAA tournament […]

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