Elk River football

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Austin Larson’s name will be long-remembered by Elk River football followers for a dramatic kick he made in 10th grade. However, his true value was his versatility, his contributions at running back, quarterback, placekicker, several defensive positions and other kicking team duties. “Austin did so much for the team in […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor This time, the Rogers Royals were ready for anything Elk River tried. The unbeaten, top-seeded Royals thrashed the Elks 52-14 in the Section 6-5A semifinals Saturday afternoon, with Gunnar Bloom running for 240 yards and four touchdowns, and Nate Weber for 106 more and three touchdowns. The Royals (9-0) […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Denis Bardashevskiy and the Elk River Elks assaulted the school record books with a 600-yard plus torrent of rushing against a depleted Monticello defense and won by a basketball score, 69-42, over  the Magic in their playoff opener Tuesday evening. “I’m sure it was a fun game to watch, […]

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The Elk River Elks, emerging from a daunting regular-season schedule with a 2-6 record, hope to duplicate last year’s success in playoffs, which begin Tuesday. The defending Section 6-5A champions are seeded fifth and will open at No. 3 Monticello (5-3) on Tuesday, 7 p.m. Meanwhile, the unbeaten, top-seeded Rogers Royals’ quest is to regain […]

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  The Elk River football team coasted 41-6 over the Park Center Pirates in its conference finale at home Wednesday evening. Denis Bardashevskiy scored three touchdowns and totaled 167 yards in 17 carries. Zach Ernst and Josh Hinkemeyer also ran for touchdowns, and Austin Larson caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from Trent Pink. Larson was […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The first eight minutes were encouraging for Elk River but the rest of the game was all orange and black as the Osseo Orioles shredded any notions of an upset 44-21 on Friday evening. Matt Miedtke hurled three touchdown passes to Connor Kittlelson and the Orioles (6-1) had a […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor For a guy who has rushed for more than 3,000 yards, Denis Bardashevskiy is hard guy to catch on film. That’s because he’s 25 yards downfield  before the photographer (or the defense or the referees) know he’s got the ball. The record-setting senior fullback is a master at breaking long […]

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