Elk River softball

  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 host No. 6 [...]

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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), Sydney Person 2-for-4 (two runs, [...]

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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 least one [...]

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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. “It’s been a long time since we’ve [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Nobody saw this coming. Kathi Opsahl has always been a steady and reliable athlete, appreciated as much for her cheery demeanor as for her game, which has been good but not outstanding — until the last three weeks, when the Elk senior outfielder unleashed a hitting rampage. Opsahl has pounded [...]

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Anna Pipenhagen hurled her sixth shutout of the season and Kathi Opsahl belted her fourth homer as Elk River thumped Centennial 10-0 for their 11th straight win, Thursday in Circle Pines. Pipenhagen, junior right-hander, parceled out four hits and four walks, striking out eight, in the five-inning romp. She also went 3-for-3 at the plate [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River Elks continue to crush the ball with a 9-0 victory over the Andover Huskies on Tuesday, improving to 10-1. “I have never had a team like this, with everybody hitting over .300,” said coach Stacy Sheetz. “They are just hitting the snot  out of the ball.” The [...]

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