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Elk River got off to a good start but couldn’t keep it up as they lost in four games to Champlin Park at home on Wednesday evening. The Rebels prevailed 20-25, 25-15, 25-15, 25-17. The Elks (2-6 conference, 4-6 overall) won the first game and took a 6-2 lead in the second game before the [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers tennis team has a 17-6 record after beating St. Michael-Albertville 7-0, Annandale 5-2 and Buffalo 6-1 in the past week. The Royals are 6-1 in conference, with a 7-0 loss to Princeton on Sept. 9. Princeton is 18-1 overall and 7-0 in the Mississippi 8. The Royals had [...]

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The Spectrum Sting edged St. Croix Prep Academy 19-25, 25-21, 25-14, 23-25, 15-8 on the Lions’ court Monday. Maddie Hays and Ellie Rogers served fve aces each. At the net, Meghan Hays had eight kills and Ali Henkemeyer seven. Molly Mitchell made two timely blocks. Costy Dalla Valentia made 14 digs and Rogers had 10. [...]

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The Spectrum girls soccer team came out on top at Minneapolis Patrick Henry 1-0 on Tuesday night. Netting the goal for the Sting in the first half was Lorna Bechtel on a pass from Emily O’Connell. Though the team had multiple opportunities to score throughout the game, the score remained 1-0. The Sting (4-7-2) will [...]

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Using a young lineup against an opponent that won’t win many meets, the Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman swimmers beat Park Center 96-87 in the Pirates pool on Tuesday evening. “We will take our captains, and otherwise you’ll see a lot of new names,” said coach Luke Johnson during Monday’s practice. Among the youngsters getting some varsity action [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Zimmerman Thunder, needing a payback win against Little Falls to keep pace in a tight, three-way conference race, had to settle for a 1-1 tie at home on Tuesday. “We hoped to control our destiny, and now we need somebody to beat them (Little Falls),” said coach Jeff [...]

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Elk River tennis clinched at least a share of the conference title with a 4-3 victory over Totino-Grace on Tuesday in Fridley. It was the second straight match where the Elks swept singles easily while losing the doubles points. They beat Centennial 4-3 on Thursday. Against Totino-Grace, eighth-grader Sydney Reiner filled in for Rebedah Morrison, [...]

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The Maple Grove Crimson pulled out a close first game against Elk River and went on to sweep the Elks 25-23, 25-20, 25-14 on Tuesday evening in Maple Grove. For the Elks, Sidney Wentland had eight kills, Gabi Haack six kills and two aces, and Kennedy Strain and Abi Scheid five kills each. Annika Johnson [...]

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Elk River enjoyed its best offensive showing of the season and defeated Spring Lake Park 4-2 at home on Tuesday evening. “We played well. We played solid. It was nice to get a couple goals each half,” said coach Brian Steuter. The Elks (3-6 conference, 3-9 overall) snapped a four-game losing streak. The Panthers dropped [...]

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