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  Hannah VanEps, Elk freshman-to-be, competed at AAU track-and-field nationals in Des Moines on Saturday with a 4-by-100 relay quartet, representing the Minnesota Speed club team. VanEps, Taynian Walgrave of Prior Lake, Ari Passerri of Rosemount and Faith Robinson of St. Louis Park won a regional meet with 51.85, then got down to 51.58 at [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers lost twice at Grand Rapids over the weekend, closing the regular season with a 7-11 record. Grand Rapids thumped the Pioneers 18-8 with Jake Carter driving home five runs and Lance Latula pitching all seven innings. Jim Brown took the loss for the Pioneers. Sam Krick and Brandon Meyer each had [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor There were fewer Ostermans than usual at the Elk River Quarterback Club golf tournament on Friday, but the two who made it teamed with three other capable golfers and won the whole thing. “There’s usually six to eight of us here, but most of them were at a wedding,” [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers were humbled by first-place St. Michael 12-1 there Wednesday evening. Jared Dehmer struck out 13 Pioneers in the seven-inning rout by the leaders of the North Star League North Division. Blake Schirmers went 4-for-4 with two RBI’s and Alex Naasz 2-for-4 with four RBI’s. The Saints scored six runs each off [...]

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Elk River’s VFW team had too high a hill to climb at the end, losing in the district finals to a talented Champlin Park team 10-0 on Tuesday evening at Anoka. “We won six elimination games in the tournament, including the last five in a row,” said coach Ryan Holmgren. “The kids gave everything they [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A fast-pitch softball team of mostly Rogers and Elk River athletes won a 16-and-under national tournament in Orlando, FL, last week. Xtreme98 beat Kentucky Pride 9-4 in the finals of the ESPN USSSA World Series 16A division on Saturday, after which they watched the telecast on ESPN-3. “We had [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River VFW baseball is one win from the state tournament after winning five straight games in the losers bracket of the district tournament. The Elks, who lost to Champlin Park 10-0 in the first round of the final eight on Friday, outslugged the same team 16-15 in the [...]

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Sam Krick banged out four of Elk River’s 13 hits and Tucker Morrell pitched the distance as the Pioneers defeated Isanti 8-1 on Saturday evening in Isanti. Krick was 4-for-5 with a double, triple, and two runs. Krick is 7-for-9 in the last two games with a homer, two doubles and a triple, and is [...]

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