Elk River softball
It will be a duel of two hard-hitting teams when Elk River takes on Orono on Thursday in the first round of the state softball tournament in North Mankato. The Elks (18-3) are hitting .371 as a team and averaging 8.4 runs per game. They won their sectional outscoring four opponents 29-1. Kathi Opsah...Read More
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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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