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The Spectrum girls placed third and the boys fifth in their conference meet, which combines schools from the MCAA and MSCS conferences, on Thursday, Oct. 9, at Bassett Creek Park in Crystal.   Trinity at River Ridge won both championships.   Spectrum had three girls make all-conference, Elizabeth Hackbarth in ninth place, Noelle Diekman in [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s five-game win streak, and its season, ended with a 2-1 loss to St. Michael-Albertville and its rugged defensive corps Saturday evening in the Section 7AA semifinals. The Elks trailed 2-0 early in the match and finally got on the board with 12 minutes left when Ali Libor [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s quest to return to the state tournament after a one-year absence was derailed by Duluth East, for the second straight year, 4-3 on Saturday on the ERHS courts. The Elks finished 16-6 with the Section 7AA semifinal defeat. Duluth East, which beat the Elks in the finals [...]

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  The top-seeded Rogers Royals cruised into the finals of the Section 8AA tournament with a 3-0 win over Moorhead on Saturday afternoon. The Royals (15-3) will duel No. 2 St. Michael-Albertville (15-3) at home Tuesday, 7 p.m. The Royals beat the Knights 1-0 on a free kick with 33 seconds left during conference play. [...]

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  The Elk River/Rogers/Zimmerman swimmers placed fourth among seven teams while Rogers placed seventh but had three first-place entrants on Saturday at Section 8AA true-team in Elk River. The Elks’ two arch rivals battled for the state berth with Maple Grove outscoring St. Michael-Albertville 1137 to 1080. Elk River/Zimmerman senior Taylor Odegard won the 50 [...]

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  The Zimmerman Thunder have picked up two playoff wins, for the first time in the program’s history, after defeating the Cloquet Lumberjacks 4-1 at home on Saturday afternoon. Two straight goals by Amanda Sahr gave the Thunder a 3-0 lead, with Hailey Artman and Brooke Salo also scoring, as they followed up their 4-0 [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor The play that best describes Gunnar Bloom, his coach says, was a long run against Elk River in an afternoon playoff game last year where the tailback added sunlight to his long list of tools. “A defender had an angle on him and was going to catch him from behind,” [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Losing their starting quarterback did not faze the Zimmerman Thunder as they rolled to a 38-0 victory over the Milaca Wolves on Friday evening. Sparked by sophomore backup QB Alex Riley and a dominating defense, the Thunder (6-1) posted to their fifth straight win, at home. Milaca fell to [...]

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