Denise Eidem

Elk River High School junior Renee Holzknecht has won the State Peace Essay Contest. She will represent Minnesota at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) National Peace Essay Contest. In winning the state competition, she receives a $1,000 scholarship and is now eligible for a $10,000 national scholarship. The national contest theme was “The […]

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  The Elk swimmers scored points in four events at the state Class AA meet Saturday evening, capped by a team-record performance in the 400 freestyle relay, the final event. The Elk River-Zimmerman-Spectrum squad qualified for state in six events, their most ever, and scored in four of them, totaling 33 points for 20th place. […]

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Elk River-Zimmerman-Spectrum swimmers have reached the consolation finals in four events after Friday night’s Class AA state preliminaries at the University of Minnesota.   Friend Bechtel placed ninth in both the 100 freestyle (48.14) and 100 backstroke (53.98).   Aaron Schwab placed 10th in the backstroke (54.37) and 16th in the individual medley (2:02.25).   […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Two transfer students who boosted the Elk swim team considerably have joined its holdover star Aaron Schwab as a state entrant after the trio had an outstanding sectional last weekend.   Schwab was named Outstanding Swimmer of the Section 8AA meet in Alexandria as he won the 100 backstroke in […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk swimming team qualified for state in six events, a program record, while placing second in the Section 8AA meet Friday and Saturday in Alexandria. The Elk River-Zimmerman-Spectrum co-op rolled up 400 points, second behind Brainerd, which had 448.5, in the seven-team meet.   Aaron Schwab, Elk sophomore, was […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It didn’t take Maple Grove long to show who was boss, even against a previously-unbeaten Elk swimming team. In the Northwest Suburban Conference championship meet Tuesday evening, the host Crimson placed both first and second in the opening event, the medley relay, which the Elks usually win. Then the Elks […]

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The Elk swimmers wrapped up the conference west division title with a 102-79 conquest of Blaine at home on Thursday evening. The Elk River-Zimmerman-Rogers-Spectrum co-op has a 5-0 record in the Northwest Suburban, and 6-0 overall. The Elks have earned a berth in the NWSC overall title match against perennial champion Maple Grove, the east […]

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