Elk River

  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Theater and music departments at Zimmerman and Rogers are hoping for a Nov. 4 verdict that would give them auditoriums to perform in for the first time. “We appreciate what we have and what we’ve been able to do,” said Jon Palashewski, Zimmerman’s play director, “but I can only [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor David Christensen doesn’t play a lot of golf these days, but makes his presence felt when he does. The former Elk and Division I golfer was the wire-to-wire leader in the Elk River Golf Club tournament Saturday and Sunday and claimed his third club title by five strokes with [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Amanda O’Donnell is not accustomed to playing 18 holes any more, and three of the reasons for that materialized when she wrapped up her second Elk River Golf Club championship Sunday. O’Donnell was joined by her husband and three young children on the No. 18 green before sinking a [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Mike White and Pat Klaers, longtime golfing buddies, waged an nip-and-tuck duel for the Elk River Golf Club seniors championship on Sunday. “It went back and forth most of the day,” said White, who prevailed by one stroke with 75-72-147 in the two-day event. They were tied with two holes [...]

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  After leading 2-0 at halftime, the Elk River-Zimmerman boys couldn’t hold the lead and lost to Robbinsdale Armstrong 3-2 in overtime at home Saturday. Andy Vail scored on a scramble in front of the net after a corner kick, with Phil Marsh getting the assist. Thunder Heyer scored on a cut-back move to make [...]

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  The Elk River girls notched the first goal but lost to undefeated Robbinsdale Armstrong 3-1 at home on Thursday. Lizzy Holien, on a free kick from about 25 yards on the right side, lofted a shot that glanced off the outstretched hands of the goalie for a 1-0 lead. Holley Enderle knocked in two [...]

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  Two current Elk River High School tennis players met in the finals of the Fall Classic on Saturday with Tyler Creelman defeating Zeke Delain 6-3, 7-5. Creelman, currently a sophomore, and Delain, a junior, were both all-conference players this spring, and helped the team reach the state tournament. Creelman beat Phil Swiggum, Gary Hamann, [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor First question for coach Steve Hamilton after the Elk River Elks rumbled past Centennial 39-14 for their third lopsided win Friday night: Who IS your punter, anyway? Like the Maytag repairman in those old commercials, the Elk punter’s services never seem to be needed, and you worry that, like [...]

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