Elk River football

  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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  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 by winning their section. Their state [...]

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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 conquest on Friday night in Osseo. “We had [...]

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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, but still. “Is [...]

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Tickets for Elk River’s state tournament football game against St. Thomas Academy will be on sale at the high school’s main office on Wednesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to noon. The game will be played Friday at 7 p.m. at Osseo. Tickets cost $8 for adults [...]

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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, on Friday at Osseo, [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor One prized commodity that the Elk River football team lacks is the big, strong kids who can overpower you one-on-one. Except for Jordan Meyer, that is. This senior tackle, formerly tight end, stands  6-foot-4 and  carries 235 well-packed pounds. He is very athletic to boot,  blessed with, as coaches put [...]

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