Elk River boys track

ELK SOFTBALL Record — 8-2 conf., 23-3 overall, state champ All-conference — Kathi Opsahl (sr), Austyn Beese (sr), Anna Pipenhagen (jr), Michaela Bruns (jr), Jayme Langbehn (fr) … Honorable mentions: Jess Neuman (jr), Ali Krohn (so) All-section — Langbehn, Bruns, Opsahl, Pipenhagen All-state tournament— Pipenhagen, Opsahl, Courtney Jensen (jr) Team awards — MVP: Opsahl …. [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s best boys track season in the 10 years since the district was split will conclude with a  good representation at the state meet next week. Led by junior sprinter Morris Dennis, the Elks placed third in Section 7AA at UM-Duluth on Wednesday and Saturday. They won two [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor With gold medalists Ryan Trapp and Logan Grace leading a good team effort, Elk River became a lot more relevant in the Northwest Suburban Conference track meet this year. The Elks finished a strong fourth among 11 teams, a nice jump from seventh the last two years, at Coon [...]

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Elk River’s Molli Detloff and Rachel Ness won events Tuesday and Lucas Trapp was a runner-up as the Northwest Suburban Conference meet got under way in a cold drizzle at Coon Rapids. Most finals will be held Thursday, with action resuming at 3 p.m. Prelims in most events were held Tuesday. Detloff, a junior, won [...]

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The Elk River boys finished a strong third in an indoor meet hosted by Armstrong at the University of Minnesota on Saturday. “We were only six and a half points behind Armstrong, which won our section by a wide margin last year,” noted coach Brian Gilbertson, who expects the 2013 Elks to be its best [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The 300-meter intermediate hurdles event is one of the most grueling tasks in high school sports, considering that you’re going hard for the length of three football fields while leaping over eight 36-inch hurdles. This is how Elk River hurdles standout Logan Grace describes it: “The first 100, you go [...]

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Following are season previews for Elk River spring sports. ELK TENNIS Coach — Randy Ronning Last year — 10-0, 31-0, conference, section and state champion Opener — at Shakopee today Returning starters — Josh Chuba (sr 3S), Nathan Chanthamontry (jr 3D), Josh Gearou (so 1S, 2S), Sam Gearou (so 1S, 2S) Other lettermen — Logann [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River boys track opened the day with an exciting relay in which they placed second, and wound up with two state berths and a third-place team finish at Section 7AA on Saturday in Princeton. The Elk 4-by-800 team of  Cole Konczal, Fanaka Ndege, Ryan Trapp, and Lucas Trapp [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River boys track ended a five-year drought on gold medals at the conference meet Thursday, picking up two of them at Coon Rapids. Late in the day, Logan Grace outkicked an Andover rival to win the 300 hurdles. An hour later, he teamed with Riley Filipovich, Cole Konczol, and [...]

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