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The third annual Elk River Town Team Baseball Picnic will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at Orono Park, from noon to 5 p.m., for current and former town team players. It’s pot luck or donation event. Any questions,  contact Bruce Schmidt at 763-234-3857 or email @ bschmidt9@gmail.com

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Kenny Ott’s 47th season as a town-team baseball manager ended quicker than he and his Elk River Pioneers anticipated, with a two-game playoff sweep at the hands of the Isanti Redbirds last weekend. The Pioneers had beaten Isanti during the regular season but got pounded 16-2 on Friday in Isanti [...]

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Sam Krick, coming off a super college season, stayed hot at the plate with the Elk River Pioneers town team this summer. Krick hit an even .500 (25-for-50) with three homers, two triples and seven doubles. He scored a team-leading 18 runs and struck out only three times. His 10 RBI’s were second on the [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers lost twice at Grand Rapids over the weekend, closing the regular season with a 7-11 record. Grand Rapids thumped the Pioneers 18-8 with Jake Carter driving home five runs and Lance Latula pitching all seven innings. Jim Brown took the loss for the Pioneers. Sam Krick and Brandon Meyer each had [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers were humbled by first-place St. Michael 12-1 there Wednesday evening. Jared Dehmer struck out 13 Pioneers in the seven-inning rout by the leaders of the North Star League North Division. Blake Schirmers went 4-for-4 with two RBI’s and Alex Naasz 2-for-4 with four RBI’s. The Saints scored six runs each off [...]

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Elk River’s VFW team had too high a hill to climb at the end, losing in the district finals to a talented Champlin Park team 10-0 on Tuesday evening at Anoka. “We won six elimination games in the tournament, including the last five in a row,” said coach Ryan Holmgren. “The kids gave everything they [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River VFW baseball is one win from the state tournament after winning five straight games in the losers bracket of the district tournament. The Elks, who lost to Champlin Park 10-0 in the first round of the final eight on Friday, outslugged the same team 16-15 in the [...]

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Sam Krick banged out four of Elk River’s 13 hits and Tucker Morrell pitched the distance as the Pioneers defeated Isanti 8-1 on Saturday evening in Isanti. Krick was 4-for-5 with a double, triple, and two runs. Krick is 7-for-9 in the last two games with a homer, two doubles and a triple, and is [...]

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