Molli Detloff broke her school record in discus, by an inch, during a small home track meet Tuesday in which both the Elk teams placed last among three. Detloff, a senior, had a 142-6 heave, edging the record of 141-5 she set in 10th grade. She also won shot with 38-3 1/4. Lucas Trapp won [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Pitching efficiency was the big edge for Champlin Park as the Rebels held off the Elk River Elks 6-4 on Monday in a chilly home opener for the Elks. “They used a good pitcher, and their pitching was more effective than ours,” said Elk coach Ryan Holmgren. “We walked [...]

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  Marie Deaton, Courtney Jensen and Jessica Neuman each stroked three hits as Elk River defeated Champlin Park 12-2 in five innings at home Monday. In frigid conditions, 35 degrees and a brisk wind, the Elks (2-0) outhit the Rebels 14-3 and managed to shorten the game by two innings. Deaton and Jensen were each [...]

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The Rogers Royals are 3-0 after defeating Monticello 6-3 on Monday at Monticello. Freshman pitcher Melea Bruns took a 6-1 lead into the last of the seventh when the Magic got two runs on an error, walk, and single, before Bruns fanned their 2-3 hitters to end the game. Bruns had a five-hitter and nine [...]

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Elk River posted its 73rd straight conference win Monday and it was one of the least pleasant of that long streak, played in 35 degrees and a biting wind. “It was horribly cold, but the same for both teams, at least,” said Elk coach Randy Ronning after the 7-0 conquest of the Blaine Bengals. Blaine [...]

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The Rogers girls golf team placed fifth among 14 teams at the Monticello Invitational to open the season on Monday. The meet was shortened from 18 holes to nine due to cold weather. Buffalo was team champion and had the medalist, Lexi Bolland with 40. Rogers senior Maddie Hol tied for fifth place with 46.

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The Spectrum softball team lost its opener to Brooklyn Center 9-7 on Saturday. For the Sting, Elizabeth Hackbarth was 3-for-4 with three runs and Hally Wallace 2-for-4 with a two-run double. Ellie Rogers pitched, striking out eight. The Sting will host PACT on Tuesday.

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• Commissioners direct Taylor to look at what was done during previous  planning efforts  by Jim Boyle Editor The clamor for an expansion of the Sherburne County Government Center in Elk River has percolated up to the Sherburne County Board of Commissioners again. This time it was Administrator Steve Taylor asking for some direction on [...]

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