Elk River football
  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 ...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor As .500 seasons go, Elk River’s 2012 football campaign had plenty of excitement packed in. The Elks were 2-6 at one point, but won four straight, including their first three playoff wins since 2004, and picked up the program’s first trophy since 1992...Read More
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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor If you’re going to get beat in the state tournament, it’s probably best to go down with a clear-cut verdict. No question, St. Thomas Academy was the better team as they ended Elk River’s exhilarating, long-awaited playoff run with a 30-7 conque...Read More
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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It turns out that Elk River has a winning streak going against St. Thomas Academy, its state tournament opponent Friday night. The local boys, we are told by local football historian Jon McLean, won the only previous meeting of the two schools. OK, that was in 1915, bu...Read More
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