Elk River

Elk River’s first sports event of the 2014-15 school year was a victory by the tennis team on Tuesday morning. The Elks, defending co-champion in the Northwest Suburban Conference, beat the Champlin Park Rebels 5-2 in Champlin. The Elks swept the singles points while Erin Hannegraaf and Dani Dokken pulled out a 7-5 third set [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor There aren’t many golfers in the wrestling community but that doesn’t stop dozens of wrestlers, parents and boosters from turning out for the Elk River Wrestling Golf Extravaganza benefit tournament each year. “It’s an awesome event with a lot of people who don’t play golf coming out once a [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Lexi Yeado, who won 148 tennis matches for the only school in Minnesota with the nickname “Elks,” was recently named girls tennis assistant coach in Burleson, Texas. Guess what their nickname is. “They called me and told me to stop interviewing,” said Yeado, who was hired as an English teacher, [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Kenny Ott’s 47th season as a town-team baseball manager ended quicker than he and his Elk River Pioneers anticipated, with a two-game playoff sweep at the hands of the Isanti Redbirds last weekend. The Pioneers had beaten Isanti during the regular season but got pounded 16-2 on Friday in Isanti [...]

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Sam Krick, coming off a super college season, stayed hot at the plate with the Elk River Pioneers town team this summer. Krick hit an even .500 (25-for-50) with three homers, two triples and seven doubles. He scored a team-leading 18 runs and struck out only three times. His 10 RBI’s were second on the [...]

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  Joel Snyder’s bases-loaded double capped a seventh-inning rally as Herculift/Boondox softball snagged the Tuesday Night League softball playoff championship with 14-13 victory over McPete’s/Al’s Sheds. Herculift/Boondox needed two wins over McPete’s/Al’s in the finals and pulled it off. They won the first game 27-15 despite trailing 10-2 after one inning. Previously this summer, they [...]

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