Elk River-Zimmerman boys soccer

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s hopes of pulling out a conference title in boys soccer were dimmed as the Elks had to settle for a 0-0 tie with Champlin Park, a team low in the standings, at home Tuesday evening. Champlin Park is 2-6-1 in conference and 3-9-1, but the Rebels deadlocked the [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River-Zimmerman posted its third shutout win of the week, 1-0 over the Rogers Royals, in wet, windy conditions Saturday at home. “The weather was tough on everybody on the field,” said Elk coach Aaron Lindquist, “but it was nice to win. That’s three shutouts for our team this [...]

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Brandon Griffin tallied the lone goal in overtime as Elk River-Zimmerman pulled out yet another close conference game, 1-0 over Centennial on Thursday evening in Circle Pines. “We were very happy with our sixth shutout of the season and how we cover for each other defensively,” said coach Aaron Lindquist. “Also happy with a run [...]

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  Corner kicks by Joey Benz set up both goals as Elk River-Zimmerman stayed unbeaten at home with a 2-0 conquest of Robbinsdale Armstrong on Tuesday evening. The Elks notched their fifth shutout and got goals from Rob Burger and Storm Heyer. “It was nice to get that two-goal lead,” said coach Aaron Lindquist, hearkening [...]

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Elk River-Zimmerman strung together two passes leading to the game-winner with 40 seconds left to topple a talented Osseo team 2-0 on the Orioles field on Thursday evening. Storm Heyer flicked the ball into the net with his toe after Grant Tesdahl made a crossing pass and Cullen Boe headed it Heyer’s way. Heyer wound [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor One lunging save by Cody Christ, one precise pass by Brandon Griffin, and one strong kick by Storm Heyer were the plays that made the difference as Elk River-Zimmerman edged Park Center 1-0 at home Tuesday evening. In a game dominated by wind as much as anything, with the [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It looked pretty good for Elk River-Zimmerman in their quest for a big statement victory on Thursday evening. The Elks led the Blaine Bengals, last year’s state runner-up, 2-0 at  home with under four minutes remaining. However, the No. 7 ranked Bengals struck twice within 90 seconds and salvaged [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Grant Tesdahl scored 12 seconds into overtime for Elk River-Zimmerman and the Elks hung on to defeat Coon Rapids 2-1 in overtime Tuesday evening in Coon Rapids. “They are a team we should beat. Just like the game at St. Michael, we had tons of shots but we can’t find [...]

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