Elk River softball

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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Kathi Opsdahl banged out six hits, including two home runs, as Elk River softball continued to rumble with victories of 13-4 and 10-0 over Armstrong on Monday in Robbinsdale. The Elks amassed 32 hits, 16 in each game, led by Opsahl, senior outfielder, going 6-for-8 with a double, two homers, and seven runs-batted-in. Jess Neuman […]

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Elk River cruised to three shutout victories at Richfield on Saturday, outscoring their rivals by a combined 33-0. They beat Duluth East 7-0,  Richfield 17-0 and Minneapolis Southwest 9-0. Anna Pipenhagen pitched 10 innings with 20 strikeouts, allowing just three hits, for the Elks (7-1),  picking up two wins. Olivia Wolters threw seven innings and […]

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Jayme Langbehn knocked in three runs and Anna Pipenhagen threw a one-hitter as Elk River downed Park Center 5-1 on a chilly, breezy Thursday at home. Langbehn, freshman outfielder, got her RBI’s on two singles in three trips.  Marie Deaton was 2-for-4 and Kathi Opsahl 2-for-3 (two runs) as the Elks totaled nine hits. Pipenhagen […]

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