Alana Embury

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Championships seem to follow Alana Embury around. Her splendid athletic ability, and her infectious enthusiasm and positivity, are certainly factors in that kind of team success. The willowy, jingle-jointed Elk River senior has been a starter on four NWSC champion teams, two each in gymnastics and track, making all-conference each […]

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  Elk River and Rogers gymnasts at the state Class AA meet Saturday evening were not at their best and nobody got on the podium this year. Rogers senior Leah Perreault, an all-around qualifier, placed 25th with 33.7375, scoring 8.9875 on vault, 8.2875 on bars, 9.1125 on beam, and 9.35 on floor. She placed 29th […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Led by state all-around qualifier Alex Felt, the Elk River-Zimmerman gymnasts made a strong showing in the Section 7AA hosted by the Elks on Friday evening. The Elks scored 135.25 points and placed fourth among nine teams in a meet dominated by No. 2 ranked Cambridge-Isanti. Cheering them on were […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk gymnastics team was riddled with injury and illness most of the season but still cruised to its third straight conference crown. The Elks capped an 8-0 run through Northwest Suburban competition by scoring 142.25 points to beat Coon Rapids (121.80) and Anoka (91.125)  in a conference triangular at […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The last team to defeat the Elk gymnasts was Centennial, two seasons and 23 meets ago. With the Cougars visiting Thursday evening, the Elks assembled their best performance of the season and the win streak lives on. The Elk River-Zimmerman-Rogers co-op won 142.2 to 133.85, with Sabrina Hoover winning all […]

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