Elk River girls cross country

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River girls, not expected to be among the leaders at the state cross country meet, placed 15th Saturday, while savoring the opportunity to run with the state’s best teams. “Omigosh, I loved it. I am just so happy to be here,” said senior Kailey Erdahl, closing her [...]

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The Elk River girls placed 21st of 50 teams in the Gold Division at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday. The Gold Division is the upper-tier teams in the multiple-state meet at the University of Minnesota Golf Course. There’s also a Maroon division. Rachel Ness of the Elks placed 56th (19:58), Annica Carr 80th (20:19), [...]

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The Elk River girls had five of the top 13 runners as they won the St. Francis Invitational for the fifth straight year on Thursday. Led by Rachel Ness in second place, the Elks scored 42 points, with St. Paul Highland Park next at 64 among eight teams. Rachel King of St. Michael-Albertville was first [...]

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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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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor After a one-year absence, the Elk River girls cross country team is headed back to the state meet. A young, deep Elk lineup, led by individual runner-up Rachel Ness, churned to a second-place finish behind Forest Lake in the Section 7AA meet at Princeton on Thursday. “Last year, we [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River freshman Rachel Ness beat one of the state’s best runners in a thriller of a footrace on Thursday. And more excitement was yet to come for Ness and her cross country teammates. About 20 minutes later, the Elks learned that they had won the Northwest Suburban Conference [...]

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