Elk River girls golf

Elk River girls golf has notched two second-place finishes in invitationals plus a conference dual meet win in the past five days. “We’re starting to play pretty good,” said coach Dave Blehyl. “My top three have been solid.” At the 24-team Coon Rapids Invitational on Thursday, the Elks tied for second with defending state champion [...]

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Elk River senior Mary Elmquist was meet medalist with 81 and led the Elks to first place among eight teams in the Purple Hawk Invitational on Monday  in Cambridge. Elmquist, returning all-conference player who struggled in her first three meets, opened with a 45 Monday but closed with a 36, and beat Andover standout Sierra [...]

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The Elk River girls placed third and Rogers placed sixth in the eight-team Alexandria Invitational on a chilly, wet Saturday. Detroit Lakes was champion and had the two low shooters in Kate Smith with 74 and Natalie Roth with 76. Detroit Lakes scored 312, Alexandria Black 336, Elk River 354, St. Cloud Tech 355, Rocori [...]

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The Elk River girl golfers, seeking a fifth straight conference title with a lineup a little less formidable than recent years, had a slight setback in their NWSC opener on Thursday. The Andover Huskies beat the Elks via the fifth-score tiebreaker after each team shot 185 in a four-team meet at Bunker Hills. Coon Rapids [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River Invitational is usually about the fifth or sixth event on the schedule for girls golf  but on Monday it served as the season opener for 19 teams, played on an Elk River Golf Club course just emerging from a long winter, scarred but playable. “We got [...]

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Following are season previews for Elk River spring sports. ELK TENNIS Coach — Randy Ronning Last year — 10-0, 31-0, conference, section and state champion Opener — at Shakopee today Returning starters — Josh Chuba (sr 3S), Nathan Chanthamontry (jr 3D), Josh Gearou (so 1S, 2S), Sam Gearou (so 1S, 2S) Other lettermen — Logann [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor When Sadie Martin walked off Bunker Hills Golf Course for the last time as a high school golfer, her coach, Dave Bleyhl, approached and told her, “I’m going to try not to cry.” “That’s kind of when it hit me that it was over,” said the Elk senior, last [...]

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The Elk River girls golf team enters the state tournament Tuesday and Wednesday at Bunker Hills as one of three returning from the 2011 state field, along with Wayzata and Stillwater, who finished 1-2 last year. The other state teams are Red Wing, New Prague, Eastview, Blaine and Alexandria. Red Wing is ranked No. 1, [...]

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    by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River golfers caused Dave Bleyhl some pain on Thursday. “I can’t stop smiling. I’m smiling so much my cheeks hurt!” said the longtime coach after the girls snagged his 19th section championship with a big comeback at Hinckley.  “That’s the best second day we’ve ever had [...]

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