Maria Loughlin of Rogers has signed with the Minnesota-Crookston basketball team after two seasons with Anoka-Ramsey, where she averaged 16.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists as a sophomore. UMC coach Mike Roysland cited Loughlin as “a lefty who is great off the bounce” along with a “tremendous defender” and a player who brings energy [...]

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  Erik Nyquist crafted his second straight shutout, leading Elk River over Coon Rapids 4-0 on Monday. The senior right-hander tossed a four-hitter with two walks and seven strikeouts at Coon Rapids, backed by stout defense. His first outing was a 9-0, two-hit win at Centennial in the Elks opener. “Erik was the prototype of [...]

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The Rogers golfers’ six-year winning streak in Mississippi 8 meets ended Monday when the Buffalo Bison outshot the Royals by 20 strokes at Monticello Country Club. Rogers had opened the season April 16 with their 38th straight conference win, at Becker, beating Buffalo by eight strokes. The Bison got it done Tuesday, though, led by [...]

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The Zimmerman golfers placed fourth among 16 teams in a Pre-Section 6A meet on Monday in Becker. St. Cloud Cathedral won with 324. Rounding out the top five were Staples-Motley 335, Becker 349, Zimmerman 360 and Little Falls 376. David Molinari shot 80, tying for third place, to lead Zimmerman. Max McNulty shot 89, Levi [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder got 14 hits from nine different players and outlasted the Spectrum Sting 13-5 on Monday in Zimmerman. The Thunder (3-1) and Sting (1-2) were meeting for the first time. Spectrum was moved up to Class 2A this year and placed in Zimmerman’s section. Taylor Snow went 2-for-4 with two runs and two [...]

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Elk River cruised to three victories at the Richfield Invitational on Saturday. Highlights included Olivia Wolters winning her first start with a five-inning no-hitter, Courtney Jensen knocking in seven runs, and Anna Pipenhagen pitching two wins and hitting the team’s lone homer. The Elks (5-0) will play at Coon Rapids on Monday. Elk River 11, [...]

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The 11th annual Elk River Boy Scout Leadership Breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Elk River American Legion. Sherburne County Attorney Kathleen Heaney will be the featured speaker at the free event. Call Jim Acers with questions at 763-441-6818.

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Peregrine falcons have returned to a nesting box high above Great River Energy in Elk River. As of April 16 four eggs had been laid, according to GRE’s website. The same pair as last year is using the nesting box. The adult male is Sawatzke H/34 and the adult female is Mary Ellen 11/X. Sawatzke [...]

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