Elk River boys cross country

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River sophomore Lucas Trapp will run in his third state cross country meet after qualifying individually at Section 7AA on Thursday. Trapp led for about half the race, dropped back, and surged late for an eighth-place finish (16:44), leading the Elk boys to fifth place among 16 teams. “Lucas [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor When you’re hosting the conference cross country meet, you’d love to keep at least one of the four championships at home. Lucas Trapp provided Elk River with that one gold-medal performance Thursday, racing to first place among 77 runners in the Northwest Suburban Conference meet at Elk River Golf [...]

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Elk River’s Lucas Trapp placed second individually and the Elks placed 10th among 60 teams in the Maroon Division of the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday. Trapp, a sophomore, finished in 16:29 at the University of Minnesota Golf Course, behind only Trent Powell (16:20) of River Falls, WI. Maroon is the second-tier division at this [...]

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The Elk River boys were runners-up among 10 teams at the St. Francis Invitational on Thursday. Chisago Lakes placed first with 56, followed by the Elks with 89 and Forest Lake with 97. Elk sophomore Lucas Trapp placed second in 16:45, behind St. Michael-Albertville’s Caya Chase, who won in 16:19. The other Elk counting scores [...]

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ELK FOOTBALL   Coaches — Steve Hamilton … Offensive staff: Mike Breyen (coordinator), John Pink (quarterbacks), Ben Gustafson and Hamilton (line) … Defensive staff: Chad Baldwin (coordinator), Ben Sepulveda and John Boudreau (line), Jeremy DiGiovanni (linebackers), Todd Western and Mike Olson (defensive backs) Last year — 3-5 conf., 6-6 overall, won section Returning starters — [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River boys cross country had not accomplished much since the program’s last state trip in 2003. Often, the boys have wound up cheering for their more successful girls teams at state meets. A week from Saturday, though, the Elk boys and girls teams will both be headed [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Lucas and Ryan Trapp led Elk River to a sixth-place finish among 11 teams in the Northwest Suburban Conference meet Thursday, in a performance that was encouraging toward their primary goal. Lucas, a freshman, placed fifth, and Ryan, a senior, placed 12th. Both were markedly faster than last year [...]

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