Elk River girls golf

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Mary Elmquist found her favorite sports early, skiing at age 5 and golfing at age 8, tagging along with her parents and grandpa. She has stuck with them through high school and emerged as two-time all-conference pick and captain in each sport. The 2013 Elk River graduate was named “most […]

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ELK SOFTBALL Record — 8-2 conf., 23-3 overall, state champ All-conference — Kathi Opsahl (sr), Austyn Beese (sr), Anna Pipenhagen (jr), Michaela Bruns (jr), Jayme Langbehn (fr) … Honorable mentions: Jess Neuman (jr), Ali Krohn (so) All-section — Langbehn, Bruns, Opsahl, Pipenhagen All-state tournament— Pipenhagen, Opsahl, Courtney Jensen (jr) Team awards — MVP: Opsahl …. […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Samantha Lindeen, who extended Elk River’s streak to 25 straight years with a girl golfer at state, shot 83-85-168 Tuesday and Wednesday at Bunker Hills, tying for 32nd place among 88 in Class 3A. “My goal is always to do better than last year, and I shot 94-94 at […]

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The Elk River boys golf team placed seventh in Section 7AAA on Monday while Mitch Nelson and Jason Peterson advanced to the final rounds slated for Thursday at Hinckley. Grand Rapids with 300, Forest Lake with 303 and Chisago Lakes with 308 were the tams advancing. The Elks scored 319 to finish right in the […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River girls golf had a disappointing day as Section 7AA opened Monday in Hinckley and won’t be making a third consecutive trip to state. Off their game, the Elks finished fifth, although two individuals, Mary Elmquist and Samantha Lindeen, made the cut to return Thursday for the final 18. […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s four-year run atop the Northwest Suburban Conference in girls golf came to end Friday and the Elks were gracious in saluting the new champion. “Blaine has been playing strong all year, so we knew it was going to be tough,” said Elk senior captain Mary Elmquist. The […]

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The Elk River golfers beat Maple Grove 159 to 184 in a conference dual meet Tuesday at Cedar Creek in Albertville. Mary Elmquist scored 36, Samantha Lindeen 40, Mirandy Raty 40, Morgan Bleyhl 43, Morgan Dietrichs 44 and Alexa Filipiak 45. The Elks are third in a close conference race, two points behind Blaine and […]

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Morgan Bleyhl led with 39 as the Elk River girls won their home finale on Monday. The Elks scored 174 in a conference triangular at ERGC against Centennial (221) and Anoka (234). Samantha Lindeen added a 42, Mary Elmquist 44 and Morgan Dietrichs 49. Next for the Elks is the full conference tournament on Friday […]

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Elk River’s seventh-place finish among 16 teams at the Red Wing Invitational on Tuesday was very satisfactory to the Elks coach. “That’s a really strong tournament. The top five teams in the state were there,” said Dave Bleyhl. “Detroit Lakes, good grief, they counted four scores in the 70’s and threw out an 81. We […]

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