Elk River football
  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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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor An explosive St. Thomas Academy team with a healthy respect for Elk River’s ability to score will be the Elks opponent in their first state tournament game since 1993. The Elks, 6-5 with four straight wins, take on the Cadets, 9-1 and averaging 38 points, ...Read More
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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River  will take on a close neighbor it’s never beaten in football, St. Michael-Albertville, on Friday night for the Class 5A, Section 6 crown, in St. Michael. Actually their history goes back only two years but the Elks lost to the Knights both during their...Read More
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