basketball

by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor In Elk River boys basketball history, nobody has played more games than Clay Elrod, who finished a four-year tenure with 1,606 points in 109 games, including 84 starts. A sharpshooter blessed with a lanky, basketball-prototype body, a sharp mind and a winning attitude, Elrod earned his chance early, scoring 125 […]

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The Elk River girls face Moorhead while Rogers will meet Buffalo in the first round of Section 8AAAA on Tuesday. Unlike recent seasons when all high seeds had a home game in the first round, the openers this year will be held at the top two seeds. In the top bracket at St. Michael-Albertville, No. […]

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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 […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River entered basketball sectionals with a four-game losing streak, but coach Randy Klasen felt the last two of those were encouraging and helpful for the second season. “It was really important last week for us to start playing better, and we did, even though we lost both games,” said […]

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The Buffalo Bison wrapped up the Missisippi 8 championship with a 55-43 conquest of the Rogers Royals on Friday evening in Rogers. In their 15th straight win, the Bison were led by Collin Olmscheid with 20 points and Levi Bean with 14. The Bison (12-0 conference, 19-5 overall) held Rogers’ standout 6-9 center Cole Murray […]

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The Albany Huskies stymied the Zimmerman Thunder 67-51 on Thursday evening in Zimmerman. Nick Raeker notched 17 points, Kyle Zierden 14 and Kyle Birk 10 for the Huskies (12-1 conference, 19-5 overall). Senior forward Kristian Bright and sophomore post Kody Dwyer scored 13 points each for the Thunder (7-6 conference, 10-15). Zimmerman will close the […]

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  Lenny Sedlock was 50 years old when he was asked to coach a prep girls basketball team for the first time. The veteran football coach saw it as an opportunity to partner with his daughter, then a college junior. “I called Alicia and asked what she’d think about coaching girls basketball,” Sedlock said. “If […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor For Elk River basketball fans watching Abi Scheid burst onto the scene last winter, the best part was knowing she was just a freshman. How good could she could become? The long-limbed, 6-foot-2 sophomore center gave a good indication of that potential with 92 points in her past three games […]

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The Rogers High School parking lot will be crowded today (Saturday). In the 10th annual River Battle, the Elk River and Rogers boys basketball teams tangle at 3 p.m. and girls at 5 p.m. All four squads are competitive, and the rivalry is livelier than ever now that both play in the same section. The […]

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