Elk River volleyball

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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ELK FOOTBALL   Coaches — Steve Hamilton … Offensive staff: Mike Breyen (coordinator), John Pink (quarterbacks), Ben Gustafson and Hamilton (line) … Defensive staff: Chad Baldwin (coordinator), Ben Sepulveda and John Boudreau (line), Jeremy DiGiovanni (linebackers), Todd Western and Mike Olson (defensive backs) Last year — 3-5 conf., 6-6 overall, won section Returning starters — [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Theresa Brummer, former Rogers head coach and longtime faculty member in District 728, is the new volleyball coach for the Elk River Elks. “She has enthusiasm and passion for the game, and for Elk River,” said Mike Cunningham, activities director, in announcing his choice to succeed Pam Gothe, who resigned [...]

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  Pam Gothe, Elk River head volleyball coach for 10 years, announced her resignation at the team’s banquet Nov. 26. “I’m a grandmother of four now, going on five, and have other priorities,” Gothe told the Star News. “It will be sad to leave behind all the friendships. And the games — I love the [...]

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ELK SOCCER, GIRLS Senior goalkeeper Brienna Dehkes was named team MVP, and joined scoring leader Logan Daulton (11 goals) on the all-conference team. Record — 2-6-2 conference, 6-8-4 overall All-conference — Logan Daulton (sr F), Brienna Dehkes (sr GK) … Honorable mention: Abby McDonald (sr F), Jenna Kivley (jr D), Rachel Mynahan (jr M) Team [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River volleyball season and prep careers of a solid senior class ended Tuesday night with a 3-0 loss to St. Francis and its powerful spiker Maggie Ewen. The Elks, who had beaten the Saints in the season opener, went down quickly in the Section 7AA semifinal rematch [...]

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