Elk River tennis

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Hadley Purdy is an only child, but, in the Elk River tennis program, she found herself a close second family, with lots of sisters with whom to share  thrills and spills through her school years. Reflecting on four varsity seasons in a strong Elk program, Purdy said: “In ninth and […]

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Elk River will play in the section championship match for the eighth straight year after defeating Grand Rapids-Greenway 5-2 in the Section 7AA semifinals Saturday. The Elks (17-5), who’ve won seven straight section finals, will face Duluth East (20-4) on Monday at Arrowhead Tennis and Fitness Center in Duluth. The Greyhounds ousted Princeton 5-2. Meagan […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Becca O’Connell first met her best bud Hadley Purdy in fourth grade when they played on a tennis team organized by Becca’s dad, Kevin. “Becs” and “Hads,” as they’re known to teammates, have doubled up ever since, including four years on the Elk River varsity, helping the Elks reach state […]

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The Elk River tennis team lost to unbeaten section rival Forest Lake for the second time this season, 5-2, at home on Saturday in a four-team event. However, it was a much closer match this time, as four of the Rangers’ five wins were third-set tiebreakers, including a 12-10 score and a 10-8  score, keeping […]

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  Elk River stayed in contention for a conference title by dispatching the Blaine Bengals 7-0 at home on Tuesday. The Elks are 6-1 in the Northwest Suburban Conference and their next conference match will be at Centennial, which is 8-1 in conference, on Tuesday. Andover and Coon Rapids are each 5-2. The Elks (12-3 […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s No. 1 doubles team delivered a hard-fought point and probably the biggest laugh of the season Wednesday in a 6-1 victory over Champlin Park. During the second set, Hadley Purdy had a chance for an overhand smash right at the net on a very high looping return […]

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Elk River won two matches at the Duluth East tournament while losing to Forest Lake 5-2 on Saturday, an outcome that firmly established the Rangers as the team to beat in Section 7AA. The Elks, who beat Duluth East 5-2 and Mahtomedi 4-3, took a 4-1 record into this tournament, with the other three teams […]

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Elk River remained unbeaten in conference with a 5-2 victory over Armstrong on Tuesday, sweeping the doubles points, on the Falcons courts in Robbinsale. The Elks (3-1 overall) will play at Maple Grove on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Elk River 5, Armstrong 2 Singles (1) Meagan Brown, ER, def Sarah Coryell 6-4, 6-3 (2) Annika Teske, […]

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The Elk River tennis team defeated Anoka 5-2 on Thursday in Anoka, improving to 2-0 in conference and 2-1 overall. Next match is at Armstrong on Tuesday.   Elk River 5, Anoka 2 Singles (1) Meagan Brown, ER, def Breanna Heichert 6-0, 6-0 (2) Annika Teske, ER, def Sophia Skoglun 6-3, 6-1 (3) Jen Koehler, […]

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