Elk River boys soccer

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor In an early-season duel of unbeaten conference rivals, the Anoka Tornadoes went overtime to edge the Elk River-Zimmerman Elks 1-0 on Wednesday evening in Anoka. Felipa Genchi punched the game’s lone goal into an open net two minutes into the first overtime. He pounced on a rebound after Elk goalkeeper [...]

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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 ERHS alum Aaron Lindquist has been named head coach of Elk River-Zimmerman boys soccer, after serving as co-head coach this past season. Lindquist, 26,  has coached in the program for three years. He shared duties with Tom Olson, who was head coach 20 years and resigned after the 2012 [...]

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ELK SOCCER, GIRLS Senior goalkeeper Brienna Dehkes was named team MVP, and joined scoring leader Logan Daulton (11 goals) on the all-conference team. Record — 2-6-2 conference, 6-8-4 overall All-conference — Logan Daulton (sr F), Brienna Dehkes (sr GK) … Honorable mention: Abby McDonald (sr F), Jenna Kivley (jr D), Rachel Mynahan (jr M) Team [...]

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  Enjoying a rare scoring binge, led by Joey Benz and Jake Holbrook, the Elk River-Zimmerman soccer team cruised 6-2 over the Osseo Orioles at home Wednesday evening. Benz booted two goals in the first half, which ended 2-2, when Osseo had a brisk wind at their backs. Benz, who had one previous goal this [...]

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Elk River-Zimmerman mounted a stern challenge to an unbeaten Park Center team and came up short 1-0 on Thursday evening in Brooklyn Park. “We gave them all they could handle,” said Elk coach Tom Olson, “and we lost a heartbreaker.” Abdulaziz Tahir of the Pirates scored in the 55th minute, pouncing on the ball when [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Two speedy juniors teamed for the lone goal of what was otherwise a 90-minute stalemate, giving Elk River-Zimmerman a 1-0 win over section rival St. Michael-Albertville on Saturday at home. Storm Heyer scored in the third minute of the first overtime with an assist from longtime teammate Joey Benz. [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A pair of “really pretty goals” helped the Elk River-Zimmerman boys end a week-long slump with 2-1 victory over first-place Coon Rapids at home Thursday. Ryan Stefano and Storm Heyer scored as the Elks logged their first NWSC win and improved to 4-2 overall, 1-2 in conference. “We dropped [...]

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The Elk River boys were bumped from the unbeaten ranks by the Andover Huskies 2-0 on Thursday evening in Andover. Two days after an emotional 1-0 win over Wayzata, the Elks didn’t look nearly as sharp. “After that big win over Wayzata, we played sloppy, and we played slow, tonight. We didn’t play smart,” said [...]

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