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  Elk River tennis teammates Jordan Haack and Tyler Creelman met twice in championship matches and came away with a split at the Northwest Suburban Conference tournament in Elk River. Haack, senior-to-be, defeated Creelman 6-1, 6-3 in the singles finals, winning a competition of 17 entrants, on Tuesday. To reach the finals, Haack beat Dylan [...]

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Matt Kiersted, Elk River sophomore defenseman, verbally committed recently to North Dakota, one of the nation’s top hockey programs. “I went up there (Grand Forks) a lot when I was younger,” said Kiersted. “We’d go to Canada for tournaments and stop at UND and watch games. Ever since then, I’ve liked UND and they’ve got [...]

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Josh Juntunen pitched well for the Elk River Pioneers for the second straight game and this one resulted in a victory on Wednesday evening. Juntenen struck out 10, walked none and allowed just three hits in a 3-0, seven-inning shutout of the Albertville Villains at home. His previous outing, Juntunen had a rough first inning [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers were handed their first loss by St. Francis, 5-1, on Friday evening in St. Francis. Pioneer starter Josh Juntunen had a rough first inning but pitched well after that. He allowed seven hits and five runs (three earned) and no walks, while striking out nine, in eight innings. St. Francis got [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor First basemen are usually one of their team’s strongest hitters. Not so with Elk River’s Alex Babcock, who, in fact, doesn’t bat at all, as the Elks use the designated hitter in his spot. However, anyone watching the Elks win sectionals and place fifth in the state tournament could see [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Morris Dennis made an impact in just one sport, and just one skill, at Elk River High School, but that impact was considerable. The senior sprinter leaves ERHS with three school records, two conference records, five state events the past two years and three state medals. “He’s got three records, [...]

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