The Spectrum girls placed fourth and the boys sixth among 12 schools in the Private Schools Championships meet on Thursday at College of St. Catherine in St. Paul. The Spectrum girls were led by Elizabeth Hackbarth in eighth place with 16:15. Brittney Waterhouse was 22nd in 16:52, Maria Novotney 25th in 17:04, Marissa Kuik 32nd [...]

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The Rogers boys placed 10th and the girls 16th in the 20-school Lakeville North Invitational on Thursday. White Bear Lake was boys team champion and Woodbury’s Nick Wareham was first individually with 15:42. Edina was girls champion and Eagan’s Anna Van Wyk was first individually with 14:08. Tyler Bethke led Rogers boys, placing eighth in [...]

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Despite winning only four of 12 events, the Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman-Spectrum swimmers pulled out a 100-83 win over the Osseo Orioles on Thursday evening in Osseo.   “Our depth really won out tonight,” said Luke Johnson, Elks coach. “Scoring 2-3-4 is more points than first and fifth.”   Earning first-places for the Elks (3-0 in conference) [...]

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  The Blaine Bengals handed Elk River a 25-22, 25-22, 25-13 setback Thursday evening on the Elks court. The Bengals had stronger hitting than the Elks and excellent floor coverage, allowing only two ace serves. Gina Honek notched seven kills and 12 digs, and served 14-for-15 with two aces, for the Elks. Kennedy Strain and [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River girls soccer posted a 3-1 victory over Andover on Thursday, snapping a four-game losing streak which coach Brian Steuter said was misleading. “We have been playing well enough to win, but people need to understand that we are in a very tough conference,” said the coach after [...]

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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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