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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor First basemen are usually one of their team’s strongest hitters. Not so with Elk River’s Alex Babcock, who, in fact, doesn’t bat at all, as the Elks use the designated hitter in his spot. However, anyone watching the Elks win sectionals and place fifth in the state tournament could see [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Morris Dennis made an impact in just one sport, and just one skill, at Elk River High School, but that impact was considerable. The senior sprinter leaves ERHS with three school records, two conference records, five state events the past two years and three state medals. “He’s got three records, [...]

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  Sam Krick and Tucker Morrell, baseball teammates with Anoka-Ramsey this spring and the Elk River Pioneers this summer, have signed with four-year colleges. Krick, an outfielder, will be a scholarship player at South Dakota State, a Division I team. Morrell, a pitcher and infielder, has signed with Northwestern-St. Paul, where his brother Porter plays [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River Elks were ready to play, and not awed by the situation, their coach assessed, as they took the field Thursday in their school’s first state tournament game since 2003. However, the Elks were facing the defending state champs, Mounds View, and the state’s premier player, pitcher/slugger [...]

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  The Elk River Pioneers have a 2-0 record after defeating the Ramsey Renegades 11-1 in five innings at home on Wednesday evening. The Pioneers got 10 walks from Ramsey’s Jacob Mitchell and seven of those runs scored. Aaron Pipenhagen was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs. Jim Brown was 2-for-3 with an RBI.  [...]

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  Elk River’s Morgan Bleyhl moved up five places with an 82 on the final day of the state golf tournament and finished tied for 36th place. Bleyhl assembled a pair of 41′s Wednesday at Bunker Hills, following her 42-44-86 on Tuesday that left her tied for 41st among 88 state qualifiers. Fellow Elk sophomore [...]

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