Sports

Softball RECORD — 7-3 conf., 16-6 overall ALL-CONFERENCE — Anna Pipenhagen (sr P), Michaela Bruns (sr C), Courtney Jensen (sr 1B) … Honorable mention: Jessica Neuman (sr 2B), Ali Krohn (jr 3B), Jayme Langbehn (so CF) ALL-SECTION — Pipenhagen, Bruns STATE HONORS — Ms. Softball finalist: Pipenhagen … Coaches all-state: Pipenhagen, Bruns … Coaches all-star game: [...]

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The Elk River Legion team, coached this year by a former Gopher and pro pitcher, has a 3-6 record so far, including 2-2 in league play. The Elks beat Centennial 4-2 on Tuesday with Alex Babcock going the distance with a six-hitter. They broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth when Brennan Beese doubled home [...]

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  Elk River tennis teammates Jordan Haack and Tyler Creelman met twice in championship matches and came away with a split at the Northwest Suburban Conference tournament in Elk River. Haack, senior-to-be, defeated Creelman 6-1, 6-3 in the singles finals, winning a competition of 17 entrants, on Tuesday. To reach the finals, Haack beat Dylan [...]

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Matt Kiersted, Elk River sophomore defenseman, verbally committed recently to North Dakota, one of the nation’s top hockey programs. “I went up there (Grand Forks) a lot when I was younger,” said Kiersted. “We’d go to Canada for tournaments and stop at UND and watch games. Ever since then, I’ve liked UND and they’ve got [...]

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Josh Juntunen pitched well for the Elk River Pioneers for the second straight game and this one resulted in a victory on Wednesday evening. Juntenen struck out 10, walked none and allowed just three hits in a 3-0, seven-inning shutout of the Albertville Villains at home. His previous outing, Juntunen had a rough first inning [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers were handed their first loss by St. Francis, 5-1, on Friday evening in St. Francis. Pioneer starter Josh Juntunen had a rough first inning but pitched well after that. He allowed seven hits and five runs (three earned) and no walks, while striking out nine, in eight innings. St. Francis got [...]

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