Elk River cross country

The Elk River girls took fifth place among 27 teams, and beat eight conference rivals, in the Class 4A division, largest of four classes, of the Milaca Mega Meet on Saturday. “It was a beautiful day with many exceptional performances,” said coach Mike Niziolek. “Some of the young girls ran exceptionally well, which had a [...]

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Both Elk River cross country teams placed 12th in the season-opening Hopkins Bauman-Rovn Invitational on Wednesday. “We were working our way through this meet,” said coach Mike Niziolek. “It was kind of warm. The meet was Wednesday instead of Thursday. We usually do a hard workout Monday. It was a challenging day.” The Elk boys [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor For most athletes, the senior season is their best, especially if they work as hard at their sport as Chelsea Schlegel always has. However,this Zimmerman senior, a standout distance runner in 9-10-11, has spent her final year either cheering for teammates or running way back in the pack. “There’s been [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor There was never a question, says Ryan Trapp, whether he and younger brother, Lucas, would be runners. “My mom was top 15 in the state for Wisconsin in high school,” said Ryan, an Elk River senior, “and my uncles both are very big distance runners.  We have  been raised on [...]

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  Elk River cross country enjoyed the experience of having both teams running at the state meet  Saturday although both squads were back in the pack. The Elk boys placed 14th and the girls 16th, each in a 16-team field, at St. Olaf College in Northfield. This marked the first time the Elks had both [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Three of the four schools in the Star News area will be represented at the state cross country meet on Saturday. That includes the Spectrum girls, who placed a surprising second in Section 5A to earn their school’s first-ever state trip in an sport. The meet at St. Olaf [...]

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