Elk River volleyball

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It was “pretty intense out there,” Kara Ziemer  acknowledged. However, Ziemer and the Elks kept calm enough to fend of Duluth East 23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23 in a section playoff match that was just as close as it sounds at home Friday evening. The 5-foot-8 outside hitter knocked down [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Watching Kara Ziemer trot onto the volleyball court with her Elk River teammates, you might have her pegged as a good back-row player, and you’d be right. But once the action starts, this compact, 5-foot-8, 130-pound athlete turns out to be a furious attacker, too, from the outside hitter slot. [...]

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Elk River was awarded the No. 2  seed in Section 7AAA volleyball and will have a home game in the second round Friday, Oct. 27. The Elks (16-11) will host the winner of No. 7 Duluth East (12-7) vs. No. 10 Chisago Lakes (14-12), who’ll play Wednesday. If the Elks win, they’ll have another home [...]

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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 Elks  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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