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The Anoka Tornadoes got three goals from Kati Beckman and defeated the Elk River Elks 6-2 on Tuesday night in Anoka. Scoring for the Elks (1-6) were Lizzy Holien on a penalty kick and Madison St. Germain. The other Anoka goals came from Cassie Giddings (two) and Brittney Streit. The score at  halftime was 1-1 [...]

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The third annual Elk River Town Team Baseball Picnic will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at Orono Park, from noon to 5 p.m., for current and former town team players. It’s pot luck or donation event. Any questions,  contact Bruce Schmidt at 763-234-3857 or email @ bschmidt9@gmail.com

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Zach Ernst’s main job with Elk River football last year was throwing blocks downfield for his record-setting backfield teammate. And now that Ernst has moved into Denis Bardashevskiy’s fullback slot as the featured back, he quickly provided the same explosiveness as his predecessor. Ernst busted 26 yards against Coon Rapids [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor In a football game that Elk River won by a basketball score, it was some soccer-style finesse kicking that put them firmly in command. The Elks (2-0) rushed for 519 yards and overcame a 20-14 deficit to pummel the Andover Huskies 55-34 in their home opener Friday evening. The [...]

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  Elk River boys soccer snapped a three-game skid by defeating Coon Rapids 2-0 on Thursday in Coon Rapids. Scoring for the Elks were Andy Vail, off a corner kick, and Thunder Heyer, as they picked up their first conference win in four outings. Starting goalie Alex Morgan had a concussion the previous game, so [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Diving has been a weak link in Elk River girls swimming for several seasons, but that problem was addressed this year. That’s because Jenn Bartlett, renowned former gymnastics coach, joined the swim coaching staff and started recruiting divers. “You hear a lot of ooh’s and aaah’s in practice from [...]

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  Elk River volleyball dropped to 0-2 in the conference as the visiting Osseo Orioles beat the Elks 25-20, 18-25, 25-18, 25-20 on Thursday evening. Except for the second game, the Elks couldn’t mount a sustained attack. Along with numerous passing miscues, they had as many hitting errors as kills (27 each). Geneva Kachinske and [...]

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Competing against many of the top teams in the state, the Elk River boys placed 10th and the girls 15th, among 15 schools, at the Bowman-Rovn Invitational, hosted by Hopkins, on Thursday at Gale Woods in Minnetrista. Both teams did not have their lead runner. Lucas Trapp has missed the first two meets with his [...]

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