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The Elk River tennis team opened a 2014 campaign of high expectations with a 7-0 win over Grand Rapids on Saturday at Daytona Courts. The Elks, state champions in 2012 and fourth place last year, bring back most of their lineup and anticipate being one of the top state contenders again. The Elks will open [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Fairness is normally an objective when section tournaments are set up. One exception is Section 7AA boys hockey, where perennial champion Duluth East enjoys a sweetheart deal at the expense of one its top challengers, your Elk River Elks. Since 2006, the tournament semifinals and finals have been held [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Molli Detloff  originally went out for track in seventh grade for the purpose of running fast, which she knew she and her sister Dani, two years older, were very good at. “I didn’t even know about field events,” she said. “They had us do ‘Try Day’ where they put you [...]

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Anders Franke, former Elk River athlete, was named Goaltender of the Year in the North American 3 Hockey League. Franke, 20, had a 28-4-1 record with the Flint Junior Generals, leading the league in wins and goals-against (1.73 average) and tying for the lead in shutouts (six). The Zimmerman resident was a four-time all-conference goalie [...]

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  Elk River power lifters Dawn Hickman, Alayssa Klein and John Wood participated in an event that raised $202,000 for HOPEKIDS. Dawn Hickman won the best lifter award at Relentless 2014 held in Rosmount on March 28-29. The 105-pound, 46-year-old lifter set national records in her division for squat (347 pounds), bench (231) and total [...]

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Elk River girls track won a six-team indoor meet Friday in the opening event of the Elks spring sports season. “We scored very well in just about every event,” said coach Brenda Holmgren. “Our shot and disc will be really strong this year, along with our distance runners.” The Elks scored 116, Armstrong 96, Hopkins [...]

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