Elk River placed 11th among 14 teams and had one all-conference runner in the Northwest Suburban Conference cross country meet Thursday at Elk River Golf Course. Elk eighth-grader Annica Carr placed 10th in 15:38.0. The Elks’ other counters were senior Ali Manthey in 44th, junior Gracie Scheid in 66th, and two seventh-graders called up to [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk swimming and diving team figured this year is best chance they’ve ever had to beat Maple Grove for the first time, but knew it would be close. Well, it certainly was close. The Elks and the perennial NWSC champions battled to a tie, extremely rare in swimming, [...]

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Brooke Salo and Megan Seymour each scored twice as the Zimmerman Thunder opened sections with a 4-0 win over Grand Rapids at home Thursday. “Each of our girls had some big plays in the game,” said coach Jeff Downing. “Our reserves were able to give relief and maintain a high level of play throughout their [...]

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A scrappy goal by Rachel Ness gave Elk River the lead with 20 minutes left and the Elks held on to beat Buffalo 2-1 Thursday evening at home in the sectional opener. Shayne Schoenfelder notched the first goal as No. 3 seeded Elk River (7-10) posted its fifth straight victory. The Elks advanced to the [...]

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The top-seeded Rogers Royals turned back No. 8 St. Cloud Tech 4-0 in their Section 8AA girls soccer opener at home Thursday evening. Miranda Anderson, senior forward, tallied two goals for the Royals, with Courtney Henderson and Jenna Breseman also scoring. The Royals protected their net well at the other end, with goalie Lydia Hubert-Peterson [...]

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The Elk River boys soccer team’s season ended with a 3-0 loss to Moorhead on the Spuds field on Thursday in the Section 8AA opener. Nicholas Nguyen had two goals and an assist for Moorhead. Elk River, seeded No. 6, finished with a 4-11-1 record.

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  Elk River volleyball lost in four games to the Anoka Tornadoes on Thursday evening. The Tornadoes prevailed 25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 25-15. Kennedy Strain had four ace blocks, eight kills and two aces for the Elks. Sidney Wentland led with 11 kills. The Elks (3-9 conference, 7-11 overall) will host Spring Lake Park on Tuesday.

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The District 728 football teams all face opponents they should be heavily favored to beat on Friday evening, with Elk River playing at Anoka, Rogers at Big Lake and Zimmerman hosting Milaca. In this week’s Max Preps rankings for Class 5A, Mankato West is on top, followed by Rogers [...]

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