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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The District 728 football teams all face opponents they should be heavily favored to beat on Friday evening, with Elk River playing at Anoka, Rogers at Big Lake and Zimmerman hosting Milaca. In this week’s Max Preps rankings for Class 5A, Mankato West is on top, followed by Rogers [...]

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  Elk River picked up a 7-0 win over North Branch in their Section 8AA opener at home Monday. The Elks (15-5) will host Forest Lake in the second round on Tuesday at 4 p.m.   Elk River 7, North Branch 0 Singles (1) Meagan Brown, ER, def Britta Anderson 6-1, 6-0 (2) Jen Koehler, [...]

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The Rogers Royals are seeded first the Elk River Elks are seeded third in the Section 8AA girls soccer tournament. Pairings Thursday at No. St. Cloud Tech (3-12-2) at Rogers (13-3), No. 5 Brainerd (12-3-1) at No. 4 Moorhead (6-6-4), No. 7 Bemidji (7-6-2) at No. 2 St. Michael-Albertville (13-3), and No. 6 Buffalo (6-9-1) [...]

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The Anoka Toradoes are the top seed for the Section 8AA boys soccer tournament, with Rogers fifth and Elk River sixth. Pairings Thursday are No. 8 Brainerd (4-11-1) at Anoka (9-6-1), No. 5 Rogers (10-6) at No. 4 Buffalo (10-5-1), No. 7 St. Michael-Albertville (3-12-1) at No. 2 St. Cloud Tech (12-1-4), and No. 6 [...]

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The Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman swimmers usually win the Cambridge-Isanti Invitational and this year was no exception as the Elks took first among five teams. “We did not swim our best lineup, but we had many personal bests,” commented Luke Johnson, Elk coach. The Elks tallied 676.5 points, Spring Lake Park 513.5, Cambridge-Isanti 499, Princeton 266, and [...]

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Jake Jaremko, Elk River’s leading scorer the past two seasons, has verbally committed to play hockey for Minnesota State-Mankato. “I really liked the coaching staff, and the campus when I visited,” said Jaremko. “I like that it’s close to home and my parents can see me play.” The 5-foot-11, 170-pound forward notched 22 goals and [...]

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    by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The outcome of Friday night’s football game — perennial power Totino-Grace handing Elk River its first loss, 35-7, in Fridley — was a secondary matter for the host team. The Eagles were playing with heavy hearts. Rachel Woell, a senior and a student manager for the football team, [...]

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Elk River tied Champlin Park 2-2 in its regular season finale on Thursday evening. Gil Valdez scored both goals, giving him four in the last three games. He got assists from Tanner Beckerleg and Tyler Eirich. The Elks finished 2-9-1 in the NWSC for 12th place among 13 teams. Maple Grove was champion with 13-0. [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor In a cross country meet that’s largely a neighborhood get-together for District 728 schools, the Elk River, Rogers and Zimmerman boys, combined, had the top ten runners Thursday at Fox Hollow. Among eight teams, Elk River was the runaway winner with 23 points and Rogers was second with 54, [...]

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