by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Brooke Salo is best described as an “energizer” on the soccer field, and not only because she’s Zimmerman’s all-time leader in goals. “Brooke has a super positive attitude. She picks everyone up,” said coach Jeff Downing. “She is an energizer for the team. She has played every position on the [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor This being the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ historic Ed Sullivan Show appearance that changed pop music forever, the Elk River Park and Rec staff made sure to include some Fab Four music in the Riverfront Concert Series. “Beatles music was big this year,” said Steve Benoit of Park [...]

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  The Spectrum Sting football team lost its opener to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 39-8 at home on Friday afternoon. The Lakers, who were runners-up in their section last year, rambled to a 33-0 lead in the first half. Statistics are not available at this posting. The Sting will host St. Agnes next Friday.  

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Spectrum volleyball won a thriller against the PACT Panthers in front of a home crowd 27-25, 25-21, 23-25, 23-25, 15-13 on Thursday. All five games were close with the Sting winning the first two, losing the next two and finally closing out the match 15-13 in game five. Defensive leaders were junior libero Costy Dalla [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River ran wild for 642 yards and posted their first shutout in ten years as they opened the season with a 47-0 romp over Coon Rapids on Thursday evening at Coon Rapids. It didn’t take the 2014 Elks long to resemble the past three editions in ability to [...]

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The Rogers Royals got four touchdowns from Gunnar Bloom and a shutout by the defense as they rolled past North Branch 38-0 in their opener at home Thursday evening. Bloom, on the heels of scoring 20 TDS’s last year, snagged a pass from Andy Borchardt for a 22-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He rushed [...]

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  The Zimmerman Thunder made two goal-line stands, each followed by a long touchdown drive, as they scuttled the Fridley Tigers 30-7 in their opener at home Thursday evening. The Thunder gave up an opening touchdown but no more, and scored in each quarter and wound up with close to 400 yards of offense, led [...]

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