Sports

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A fast-pitch softball team of mostly Rogers and Elk River athletes won a 16-and-under national tournament in Orlando, FL, last week. Xtreme98 beat Kentucky Pride 9-4 in the finals of the ESPN USSSA World Series 16A division on Saturday, after which they watched the telecast on ESPN-3. “We had [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River VFW baseball is one win from the state tournament after winning five straight games in the losers bracket of the district tournament. The Elks, who lost to Champlin Park 10-0 in the first round of the final eight on Friday, outslugged the same team 16-15 in the [...]

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Sam Krick banged out four of Elk River’s 13 hits and Tucker Morrell pitched the distance as the Pioneers defeated Isanti 8-1 on Saturday evening in Isanti. Krick was 4-for-5 with a double, triple, and two runs. Krick is 7-for-9 in the last two games with a homer, two doubles and a triple, and is [...]

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  A college coach and an eighth-grader captured singles championships in the Elk River Open tennis tournament Saturday in Elk River. Scott Larsen, College of St. Benedict coach, beat Mitchel Brandell of Elk River 6-0, 6-2 in the finals of the Men’s Open division, which had 16 entrants. Kelsey Dorr, entering eighth grade at Princeton, [...]

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Elk River Legion’s season ended with a 3-2 loss to the Princeton Tigers on Thursday in Princeton. The Elks took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Riley Givens and Austin Heuer singled back-to-back and both scored on a single by Mylo Hommes. However, the Elks were blanked the next eight innings by Tigers [...]

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The Elk River Legion team lost a 13-inning game to St. Francis 7-6 in the district playoffs on Wednesday evening. The Elks (10-13) had a two-run lead twice but could not hold off the top-seeded Saints at Princeton. Ben Boutain hit a two-run double and Mylo Hommes hit a two-run triple for the Elks. Ben [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Big hits by Ben Johnson, Riley Givens and Erik Nyquist helped Elk River Legion rally from a 4-0 deficit and defeat Buffalo 6-5 in their District 13 opener Tuesday evening. The Elks (10-12) will be back in action Wednesday against the St. Francis vs. Big Lake winner at 8 [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor One out away from an upset of a state-ranked team, the Elk River Pioneers couldn’t close the deal and lost to the Forest Lake Brewers 6-4 in an extra inning Tuesday evening. Jim Brown, the Pioneers’ 46-year-old lefty, took a 2-0 lead into the seventh inning of a scheduled [...]

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