Elk River football

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River took on yet another football power on Friday evening and remained without a victory, but the Elks gave Totino-Grace a stern challenge before succumbing 28-14 in Fridley. The Elks, who had the ball with five minutes left while trailing 20-14, are now 0-5 against five teams with a [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It was a duel of a winless tortoise and an unbeaten hare Friday evening, and the hare prevailed. The Elk River football team is still looking for that first W after falling to the Andover Huskies 35-20 at home. Not that the Elks are slow, but they could not [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor An early evening sun was glaring right into the faces of the Elk River sideline as the team sputtered to a 42-6 loss to the Maple Grove Crimson on Friday. But that wasn’t all bad, said Steve Hamilton. “With the sun in my eyes, I wasn’t able to see [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Whatever Elk River was selling, Centennial wasn’t buying. The Cougars stymied the Elks 26-7 in the home opener Friday evening, shutting off the long runs on misdirection plays that were the Elks hallmark in their 6-6 season last year that included a win at Centennial. The Cougars limited the [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Facing potentially one of the best prep football teams in Minnesota history, the Elk River Elks can at least say they they landed the first punch. In their 2013 opener, the Elks momentarily had the Eden Prairie Eagles on their heels Thursday night. Denis Bardashevskiy dashed 46 and 19 [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor No Elk River football team ever faced a more daunting opponent to open the season than the 2013 team will deal with on Thursday evening. Suburban mega-school Eden Prairie’s team is so powerful year after year that the state high school league has to fill out their non-conference schedule [...]

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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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  Sports editor Bruce Strand compiled this list of ten “Bests” as top stories of 2012 in Star New area sports. BEST TEAM: Elk boys tennis State tennis championships are normally the domain of your well-heeled schools like Edina, Rochester Mayo, Blake and Breck, not your blue-collar towns like Elk River, as Elk teams were [...]

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