Elk River volleyball

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Down two games to none, the Elk River volleyball team dug in and generated their best attack of the season against St. Francis on Tuesday evening. The Elks came all the way back to defeat the Fighting Saints 21-25, 18-25, 25-21, 25-17, 15-11 at home. “We got our energy [...]

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  Elk River snagged its first conference win in a tight duel with Coon Rapids 25-21, 25-23, 22-25, 25-23 on Thursday evening in Coon Rapids. Kelsey Owens made 16 digs and put up 38 assists. The Elks had three with double-digit kills as Kelly Kolles plunked down 15, Kennedy Strain 11 and Sidney Wentland 10. [...]

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  The unbeaten Buffalo Bison swept the Elk River Elks 25-15, 25-22, 25-18 on Tuesday evening in Elk River. Kylee Zumach, 6-foot-3 senior, led the attack for Buffalo (7-0). The Elks were limited to 21 kills, led by Kelly Kolles with six and Sidney Wentland with five. Kaitlyn Pearson’s serving provided a spark; she was [...]

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Elk River volleyball picked up their first win of the season, then their second and third, before falling in a close finals match against a strong Dassel-Cokato team, in the Sauk Rapids-Rice tournament on Saturday. “The Elks are getting their ‘grove back. All eleven players contributed,” said coach Theresa Brummer. “Great net play and improved [...]

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  Champlin Park handed Elk River a 25-12, 25-22, 25-20 loss on the Elks court on Thursday evening. The Elks, after getting drubbed in game one, got an attack going and held the lead late in the next two games. But the Rebels (4-1) regained control each time after the score got into the 20’s.  [...]

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The Anoka Tornadoes handed Elk River a  25-17, 25-22, 20-25, 25-9 loss on Tuesday evening in Anoka. Kennedy Strain, Geneva Kachinske and Sidney Wentland notched nine kills each for the Elks. Kaitlyn Pearson served 17-for-18 with two aces and led with 20 serve-receives. Kelsey Owens had 17 digs and Becca Brummer 16. Anoka is 1-1 [...]

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  Elk River volleyball is still looking for its first win after falling 3-1 to Centennial at home in the conference opener on Tuesday evening. Centennial emerged with a 25-13, 10-25, 25-22, 25-18 decision. The Elks (0-3) served pretty well, 70-for-74 with 16 aces, but made 29 hitting errors against 33 kills, and had trouble [...]

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Elk River volleyball dropped a close five-game match to North Branch on Thursday evening. The Vikings prevailed 25-27, 25-21, 23-25, 25-14, 15-12. The Elks (0-2) didn’t get a strong attack  going as they had 31 kills along with 31 hitting errors. Gina Honek notched eight kills and Kelly Kolles seven. The Elks served 86-for-98 with [...]

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    by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers Royals showed two commodities they’ve been lacking, height and intensity, as they outlasted Elk River 25-18, 25-20, 18-25, 25-19 in the season opener for both Tuesday evening in Elk River. “I liked that we showed emotion and had intensity. Usually we are kind of short of [...]

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