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  Elk River tennis, alone in first place in the Northwest Suburban Conference, turned back Spring Lake Park 6-1 at home on Thursday afternoon. The Elks are 9-0 in the conference with four matches left. Two of their remaining NWSC foes, Centennial and Armstrong, each have one loss. Coon Rapids beat both of them 5-2, [...]

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With all-stater Lucas Trapp in the lineup for the first time, Elk River boys cross country won the St. Francis Invitational on Thursday. The Elk girls finished fifth in the 11-school meet at The Ponds Golf Course. Trapp, junior who placed 20th at state last fall, but missed two meets with a bothersome knee, got [...]

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  The Elk River Elks were shut out by the Andover Huskies 5-0 at home on Thursday evening. The Elks played a gritty first half with sophomore backup Quinton Gilbertson in goal and went in to the break 0-0. However, Andover (3-5) took charge in the second half, sparked by Armen Bobaric with two goals. [...]

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The Anoka Tornadoes handed Elk River a 3-1 loss on Tuesday evening in Anoka. Tyler Trovick, Billy Hentges, and Josh Dobber scored for the Tornadoes and Thunder Heyer got the Elks (3-4) on the board. The Elks will host Andover on Thursday, girls at 5 p.m. and boys at 7 p.m.

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The Elk River Elks lost a close fifth game to Armstrong on Tuesday evening and are still looking for their first conference win. The host Falcons edged the Elks 27-25. 17-25. 25-14. 11-25, 15-13. Kennedy Strain notched 15 kills and 4 aces for the Elks. Sidney Wentland had 9 kills, Abi Scheid 7 and Geneva [...]

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Elk River remains unbeaten in conference play after beating Maple Grove 5-2 on Tuesday in Princeton. The Elks, sweeping the singles matches, improved to 8-0 in the NWSC with five conference matches left. On Saturday, the Elks (9-4 overall) lost to section rival Duluth East 4-3 and to metro power Mahtomedi 6-1, both in Duluth. [...]

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The Anoka Tornadoes got three goals from Kati Beckman and defeated the Elk River Elks 6-2 on Tuesday night in Anoka. Scoring for the Elks (1-6) were Lizzy Holien on a penalty kick and Madison St. Germain. The other Anoka goals came from Cassie Giddings (two) and Brittney Streit. The score at  halftime was 1-1 [...]

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The third annual Elk River Town Team Baseball Picnic will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at Orono Park, from noon to 5 p.m., for current and former town team players. It’s pot luck or donation event. Any questions,  contact Bruce Schmidt at 763-234-3857 or email @ bschmidt9@gmail.com

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Zach Ernst’s main job with Elk River football last year was throwing blocks downfield for his record-setting backfield teammate. And now that Ernst has moved into Denis Bardashevskiy’s fullback slot as the featured back, he quickly provided the same explosiveness as his predecessor. Ernst busted 26 yards against Coon Rapids [...]

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