Elk River volleyball

After a torrid start, Elk River sputtered the rest of the evening and Maple Grove beat them 12-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-15 in the regular season finale Tuesday evening. The Elks followed their 25-15 win by missing six serves in game two at Maple Grove. They played well in stretches but were never able to regain [...]

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Elk River lost two matches, then won two, at the Alexandria Invitational on Saturday, a day filled with close games. The ElksĀ  got 51 kills from Kara Ziemer in the tournament. Janell Finkbeiner added 21 and Kennedy Strain 19. In the first round, North St. Paul beat the Elks 25-23, 18-25, 16-14. Then Wadena-Deer Creek [...]

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  Elk River celebrated senior night for seven players with a 25-18, 25-19, 25-19 win over Park Center in the home regular-season finale on Thursday evening. “This was a good night for the seniors with everyone playing a lot and playing well,” said coach Pam Gothe. “They have been a really good group, a fun [...]

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The first-place Blaine Bengals drubbed Elk River 25-17, 25-9, 25-9 on Tuesday evening in Elk River. The Bengals are 8-0 in the NWSC and 18-1 overall, and dropped the Elks to 4-4 in conference and 13-7 overall. The Elks will host Park Center on Thursday.

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  Elk River lost three of five matches at the St. Michael-Albertville tournament Friday and Saturday, including four with their top hitter sidelined. In pool play Friday, the Elks beat Moorhead 17-25, 25-19, 15-12 and lost to Wayzata 25-14, 25-12. Against Moorhead, Kara Ziemer knocked down 12 kill and Brittni Gillquist made 11 digs while [...]

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An Elk River volleyball team dealing with injuries to veteran players was able to pull out a five-game road win over Robinsdale Armstrong on Thursday. The 25-20, 25-12, 11-25, 20-25, 16-14 nail biter was the Elks’ third five-game conference road win of the season, a big reason they’re a respectable 4-3 in conference and 11-4 [...]

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A shorthanded Elk River volleyball team lost a match it needed for both conference and section standings on Tuesday as the Andover Huskies beat the Elks 25-22, 16-25, 25-20, 25-17. Marissa McNallis led the Huskies with 14 kills and 24 assists. Alexandra Monson added 11 kills, and Hannah Peterson made 25 digs. Kara Ziemer sparkled [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River Elks got off to a good start but the Osseo Orioles headed them off in five games, 24-26, 25-21, 25-20, 17-25, 15-11, on Thursday evening in Elk River. The Elks squeezed out the first-game win, then led 19-14 in the second, but Osseo, for the rest [...]

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Kara Ziemer delivered 22 kills and 20 digs as Elk River outlasted Forest Lake 15-25, 25-19, 25-19, 26-24 there Tuesday evenings. Janell Finkbeiner noted 10 kills and 22 assists, Bailey Lunduist five kills and 20 assists, and sophomore Kennedy Strain added seven kills in her best game so far. The Elks (10-2) suffered 16 missed [...]

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