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  The Zimmerman Thunder have picked up two playoff wins, for the first time in the program’s history, after defeating the Cloquet Lumberjacks 4-1 at home on Saturday afternoon. Two straight goals by Amanda Sahr gave the Thunder a 3-0 lead, with Hailey Artman and Brooke Salo also scoring, as they followed up their 4-0 [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor The play that best describes Gunnar Bloom, his coach says, was a long run against Elk River in an afternoon playoff game last year where the tailback added sunlight to his long list of tools. “A defender had an angle on him and was going to catch him from behind,” [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Losing their starting quarterback did not faze the Zimmerman Thunder as they rolled to a 38-0 victory over the Milaca Wolves on Friday evening. Sparked by sophomore backup QB Alex Riley and a dominating defense, the Thunder (6-1) posted to their fifth straight win, at home. Milaca fell to [...]

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The Rogers football team can now turn their full attention to their next Big Game against St. Michael-Albertville, an event which often occurs twice a year. The Royals crushed Big Lake 62-7 in a non-conference match Friday night, improving to 7-0. They rushed for 458 yards. Adam Heyer caught a pair of touchdown passes from [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River had what appeared to be a “gimme” game Friday night, taking the field with a 5-1 record against Anoka’s 1-5, both playing the same schedule. Trouble is, Anoka is one team Elk River, historically, seldom beats in football, this year no exception. The Tornadoes took a quick [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Lucas Trapp was not able to repeat as conference cross country champion Thursday, placing second, but the Elks’ junior all-stater couldn’t stop smiling. “Gee, our team did really good!” Trapp exclaimed, with teammate Cory Warner nodding in agreement, as they chatted with the press moments after the finish. The [...]

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Elk River placed 11th among 14 teams and had one all-conference runner in the Northwest Suburban Conference cross country meet Thursday at Elk River Golf Course. Elk eighth-grader Annica Carr placed 10th in 15:38.0. The Elks’ other counters were senior Ali Manthey in 44th, junior Gracie Scheid in 66th, and two seventh-graders called up to [...]

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