Elk River-Zimmerman boys soccer

  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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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It turns out Storm Heyer has a younger brother named Thunder. The two of them generated a little lightning  in Elk River-Zimmerman’s opener Thursday evening, Storm knocked in two goals, with a nice assist from Thunder on the first one, to lead a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Bison [...]

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  Elk River soccer will have a girl-boy doubleheader on Thursday to start Section 8AA playoffs. The Elk River girls were seeded third and will host No. 6 Buffalo at 5 p.m. The Elk River-Zimmerman boys were seeded second and will host No. 7 Rogers at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, the Rogers girls, seeded seventh, play [...]

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  Elk River-Zimmerman managed a 0-0 tie with Maple Grove at home Thursday evening, despite playing a man short for the last 46 minutes. “It’s been few years since we’ve had one of those,” said coach Tom Olson about the scoreless tie that ended the regular season. Jeremy Carlson, senior defender, was given his second [...]

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Unbeaten, No. 4 ranked Champlin Park fought off an upset bid by Elk River-Zimmerman 2-1 on Tuesday in Champlin. Sydney McLain, junior attacker, scored in the first half, and again four minutes into the second half to break a 1-1 halftime tie. Mickey Sanders, senior forward, scored his first goal for the Elks. The assist [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Goals by Grant Tesdahl and Jake Holbrook lifted Elk River-Zimmerman to a 2-0 victory over Rogers on Saturday, in a game both teams saw as evenly-played. “We knew it was going to be a tough game and we would have to get up for it,” said Aaron Lindquist, co-head [...]

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A late surge by the Centennial Cougars sent the Elk River-Zimmerman soccer team to a 3-2 defeat at home on Thursday evening. “We blew it in the last seven or eight minutes,” said coach Tom Olson. “We did not play smart.” The Elks led at the half on goals by Mitch Peterzen and Joey Benz. [...]

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