by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Three of Rogers’ seven state wrestling tournament entrants — Connor Larson, Jordan Bond and Andrew Piehl — remained in Class AAA medal contention after Friday’s first three rounds. Larson, a senior, and Bond, a junior, each lost in the first round but won in wrestle backs to stay alive. [...]
Elk River’s three entrants in the state Class AA swimming meet did not advance to the second day of competition during preliminaries on Friday evening at the University of Minnesota. Spencer Hlavachek placed 22nd in the 50 freestyle with a personal-best 22.14 seconds and 21st in the 100 freestyle with 49.12 seconds in Friday’s preliminaries. [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Zimmerman’s high-scoring point guard Lexi Funaro draws inspiration from a basketball star of her grandpa’s generation: Pete Maravich. “I used to watch videos of him all the time, and I’d practice what he did,” said Funaro about Pistol Pete, who set scoring records (44 points per game once) at Louisiana [...]
The Zimmerman Thunder wrapped up second place in their conference with a 60-38 win at St. Cloud Cathedral on Friday evening. Senior guard Kaitlyn Mason led with 18 points. Cami Bond added 10, Jami Schuster 10 and Lexi Funaro 8. Albany finished 13-1 in the Granite Ridge Conference followed by Zimmerman at 10-3 and Becker [...]
The Spectrum boys basketball team drew No. 1 seeded St. Cloud Cathedral for their section opener and were beaten 86-34 by the Crusaders on Friday evening in St. Cloud. Brindley Theisen scored 24 points and Brady Schmit 22 for the Crusaders (22-5), ranked No. 4 in Class 2A. Zach Knollenberg tallied 12 points, Ben Maki [...]
ECM Marketing Manager Krista Jech has added a new role as manager of ECM Specialty Publications, which has a special focus on continuing partnerships with area chambers of commerce to produce membership directories, resource guides and community maps as it has done for the past fifteen years.
by Tracey Outlaw Special to the Star News Paul Martin has devoted fans across the country, from Pittsburgh, where he plays for the Penguins of the National Hockey League, to his hometown of Elk River and further west. But perhaps his biggest fan is a 7-year-old boy named Parker Shanton in Detroit, Mich. Parker has leukemia and [...]
• Police spent day responding to minor accidents, getting people unstuck by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River Police assisted stuck motorists and responded to many minor vehicle property damage accidents during last week’s snowstorm. No serious injuries were reported during storm Thursday or on Friday, Feb. 20-21. Officers did, however, respond to about 25 motorist-assist [...]