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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It’s one championship down, and one to go, for the Elk River tennis team. The Elks capped a 13-0 run through the Northwest Suburban Conference with a 6-1 conquest of Robbinsdale Armstrong at home Tuesday. The Falcons (11-2) could have tied for first with a win. “We won it [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Courtney Henderson’s perfect shot into a stiff wind, on a free kick, with just 33 seconds remaining, gave the Rogers Royals a championship Tuesday evening. The junior midfielder’s bulls-eye from 25 yards beat St. Michael-Albertville 1-0 on a night when the host Royals managed just one other shot on [...]

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Aggressive serving helped Elk River volleyball pick up its third conference win 25-15, 25-12, 25-9 over the Irondale Knights at home Tuesday evening. The Elks notched 18 aces, with Gabi Haack serving 13-for-13 with four aces, Kennedy Strain 9-for-11 with five aces, Geneva Kachinske 8-for-9 with three aces, Kaitlyn Pearson 9-for-12 with three aces, and [...]

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Madyson St. Germain sparked a second-half rally as the Elk River Elks overtook Irondale 2-1 at home Thursday evening, their third consecutive win. With the Elks down 1-0 at halftime, St. Germain beat the defense on the left side and fired a shot behind the goalkeeper on the near post to knot the score. With [...]

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The Rogers Royals absorbed their third conference loss as St. Michael-Albertville foiled them 2-1 on Tuesday evening on the Knights’ field. Coach Chris Miller said it was a disappointing loss, with the Royals outshooting the Knights by about three to one and suffering a red card ejection. Trevor Klink scored his 16th goal, on a [...]

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Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman swimmers were knocked from the unbeaten ranks by always-formidable neighbor St. Michael-Albertville 106-80 on Tuesday in the Knights pool.   “The Lady Knights were ready for the Elks challenge,” said Elk coach Luke Johnson. “Both teams swam very well tonight. STMA coach Greg Swenson complimented the Elks on having great depth.”   Carly [...]

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The conference champion Elk River tennis teamĀ  lost to a pair of strong non-conference opponents, Wayzata 5-2 on Saturday and St. Cloud Tech 6-1 on Monday, both on the road. The Elks are 13-6 overall and 12-0 in the Northwest Suburban Conference. They will host Armstrong in the conference final on Tuesday. Armstrong has just [...]

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The Spectrum Sting won 6-0 over North Lakes Academy with Olivia Rice notching two goals and Lorna Bechtel, Sierra Anderson, Emily O’Connell and Megan McCarty one each Saturday in Forest Lake. Providing assists were Anderson, O’Connell, Maddie Bursch and Makayla Morrell. The Sting are 5-7-2.

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The Elk River swimmers entered a strong University of Minnesota meet, the Maroon and Gold Invitational, for the first time, and placed eighth among 13 teams in the Gold division on Saturday. “In a group of 12 strong Minnesota teams and on great Wisconsin team, we took eighth place and just three points behind our [...]

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