Elk River

  The Rogers Red Devils enjoyed a good Saturday afternoon at the expense of the Elk River Pioneers, beating the home team twice in seven-inning games. The Pioneers, who were missing four starters, dropped to 4-6 with four straight losses. They will play at Big Lake on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Rogers 5, Pioneers 4 [...]

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• City of Elk River’s effort to preserve fireworks show deemed successful   by Jim Boyle Editor Fireworks lit up the skies around Lion’s Park in Elk River for the fifth Fourth of July in a row this past weekend. This year the city of Elk River stepped forward to keep them alive after a [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers kept getting runners on base, and leaving them there. The Pioneers (4-5) stranded 15 runners in a 3-0 loss to St. Michael on Wednesday. They had just five hits but drew eight walks and two hit-by-pitches from four Saints pitchers. Josh Juntunen (six innings, three runs) took the loss. Porter Morrell [...]

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  Emily Brandt, who will be a conference rival of Elk River’s when her Irondale team joins the Elks’ conference this fall, is already making a good impression at the ERHS courts. Brandt repeated as singles champion when Elk River hosted a Northwest Suburban Conference summer tournament Tuesday. A junior-to-be who made all-conference player last [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Joe Gonrowski’s two-run double was the game-winner and Austin Heuer’s hustle down the first-base line was equally important in a sixth-inning rally as Elk River Legion beat Totino-Grace 4-1 at home Tuesday evening. The Elks were stymied by Totino-Grace’s lanky right-hander Reggie Meyer, a Minnesota Gophers recruit, through five innings [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River quarterback Trent Pink is getting some recognition from the recruiting web site Rivals.com after strong showings in summer camps. The junior-to-be attended a regional camp in Chicago in April and impressed enough to be invited to the Rivals.com camp in Jacksonville, FL, for the top 250 underclassman prospects [...]

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Ryan Sorensen, former Osseo and Augsburg player, has been hired as the new Elk River boys soccer coach. Sorensen was a two-time all-conference midfielder for Osseo, then played four years in a strong Augsburg program. He was an assistant for one season at Augsburg and was head coach at St. Francis one season, 2014. He [...]

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Aaron Lindquist, who coached the Elk River boys to a state tournament trip last year, will be coaching the Rogers girls this year, after securing a faculty position at RHS. Ryan Sorensen will succeed Lindquist as Elk boys coach. (See separate story.) Lindquist, who started teaching Economics at RHS last year, fills the vacancy left [...]

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