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Elk River is hosting over 200 swimmers and divers from Elk River, Rogers, Buffalo, Maple Grove, St. Michael-Albertville, Brainerd, and St. Cloud Tech for Section 7AA at VandenBerge Middle School this weekend, and here are a few of them up close. Swimming preliminaries were held Friday evening. Action resumes Saturday with diving preliminaries at noon, […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor In a National Hockey League game with a former Elk skating for each side, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Paul Martin cruised 4-1 over the Minnesota Wild and Nate Prosser on Tuesday evening at the Xcel Energy Center. The Penguins raised their NHL-best record to 8-2-1 and handed the Wild […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River boys cross country team did not have a good showing at the state meet on Saturday. The Elks, coming off their best race of the year in winning their sectional, finished last among 16 teams in Class AA at St. Olaf in Northfield. Lucas Trapp, the […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor For a guy who didn’t find the one sport agreeable to him until his junior year, Zach Glasgow made a solid impact in Elk athletics the past two autumns. Glasgow, who ran his first long race just 14 months ago, placed eighth at both the Northwest Suburban Conference meet and […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Big thrill one week, big thud the next week. That was the story of Elk River’s playoff run as a surprisingly good season ended with a 38-12 blowout loss to St. Michael-Albertville in the Section 6AAAAA finals Friday night. “We need to play Rogers every week,” lamented Elk coach […]

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The Star News area will be well-represented at the state cross country meet on Saturday at St. Olaf College in Northfield. The Elk River boys team will run en masse, having captured the Section 7AA championship. They will be among 16 teams (section champions and runners-up) in Class AA starting 1 p.m. Lucas Trapp, Elk […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s main concern in its section football championship clash with St. Michael-Albertville will be Jackson Greenwaldt. On Halloween, as always, the senior quarterback is the Knights’ scariest athlete. “Jackson is a special player, and we hope that we can limit his big plays, because he is going to make […]

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Elk River hosted and won the junior varsity Northwest Suburban Conference swimming and diving meet Saturday. The Elks had 528 points, Maple Grove 469, Andover 357, Osseo 264, Coon Rapids 155 and Park Center 118. Placing first for the Elks were Samantha Westphal in diving (173.4),  the 200 freestyle relay team of Kaja Montplaisir, Janine […]

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