Elk River softball
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The last thing the Elk River softball team wanted was to make a 200-mile trip to Bemidji two straight days.   The Elks made sure one trip was sufficient by shutting down a tired Bemidji Lumberjacks team 5-0 in the Section 8AAA championship game there Wednesday. &n...Read More
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  Anna Pipenhagen spun a five-inning no-hitter as Elk River rolled past Sauk Rapids-Rice 13-0 in their playoff opener at home Wednesday. Pipenhagen had strikeouts for 11 of 15 outs, while walking two batters. She also had a single and two RBI in three at-bats. The No. 2 seeded Elks (15-3) will ...Read More
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Jayme Langbehn socked a triple and homer to lead a 15-hit attack as Elk River beat Champlin Park 10-1 on Thursday in Champlin. Langbehn was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Austyn Beese was 3-for-5 (two doubles, RBI), Michaela Bruns 2-for-3 (RBI),  Kathi Opsahl 2-for-4, Jess Neuman 2-for-4 (RBI),...Read More
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Anna Pipenhagen pitched the distance and knocked in two runs with  a double as Elk River topped Coon Rapids 7-3 there Wednesday. The junior right-hander gave up seven hits and three walks and struck out six. For Coon Rapids (6-7), Allie Hable fanned 12 and walked just one but eight Elks had at leas...Read More
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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Not even with a team batting over .400, and riding 10-game win streak, could Elk River finally beat Maple Grove in softball. The unbeaten Crimson scuttled the Elks 6-5 on Monday in Elk River, foiling the Elks’ chances for a conference title. “It̵...Read More
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