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Despite giving up only two hits, the Zimmerman Thunder lost to the Becker Bulldogs 3-2 in eight innings in the season opener Thursday in Becker. The Thunder outhit the Bulldogs 7-2 and got seven  good innings from starter Zach Nolan, who allowed two hits and a walk, striking out six. “We had four errors, which [...]

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Former Elk athlete Christopher Riley is the new head coach for Zimmerman baseball. Riley, a 1991 ERHS graduate who played football, basketball and baseball, has been the Thunder assistant coach for several years under Matt Kraus, who resigned. A physical education teacher at Westwood Elementary, he was an Elks assistant coach in the late 1990′s [...]

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The top-ranked Elk River tennis team won its conference opener 7-0 over a young Andover lineup on Tuesday in Andover. The Elks (2-0) were installed at No. 1 in the coaches association rankings over the weekend, Ronning announced. The Elks had five “snowman” wins at Andover, including all four singles matches and No. 1 doubles. [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Spectrum baseball team managed a 7-6 record in its first year of operation last spring and the Sting hope to build on that in 2014. “Having a winning record was a big accomplishment for a first-year program that had 21 boys come out,” said coach Kurt Remick. “Our second [...]

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The Elk River tennis team opened a 2014 campaign of high expectations with a 7-0 win over Grand Rapids on Saturday at Daytona Courts. The Elks, state champions in 2012 and fourth place last year, bring back most of their lineup and anticipate being one of the top state contenders again. The Elks will open [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Fairness is normally an objective when section tournaments are set up. One exception is Section 7AA boys hockey, where perennial champion Duluth East enjoys a sweetheart deal at the expense of one its top challengers, your Elk River Elks. Since 2006, the tournament semifinals and finals have been held [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Molli Detloff  originally went out for track in seventh grade for the purpose of running fast, which she knew she and her sister Dani, two years older, were very good at. “I didn’t even know about field events,” she said. “They had us do ‘Try Day’ where they put you [...]

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