Elk River

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Nathan Chanthamontry is rated the third-best player on his team, which, in his case, is high praise. Elk River tennis is ranked No. 1 in the state, its lineup headed by twins in their fifth year with over 250 wins between them. Chanthamontry, a fourth-year starter who helped the Elks [...]

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Defending state softball champion Elk River opened the 2014 season with a 6-0 conquest of Centennial on Thursday at Circle Pines. Anna Pipenhagen was the leader both on the mound with a one-hit shutout and nine strikeouts, and at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three runs-batted-in. Also contributing offensively were Ali Krohn (2-for-3, RBI), Michaela [...]

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Erik Nyquist twirled an efficient two-hit shutout, and two teammates hit homers, as Elk River thumped Centennial 9-0 in their opener Thursday at Circle Pines. Nyquist, senior right-hander, gave up just two infield singles and no walks, striking out seven. The only other base runners were a hit-by-pitch and an error. “Erik changed speeds well, [...]

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Top-ranked Elk River mixed up the lineup and posted a 7-0 win over Park Center on Thursday in their first match on the home courts. Nathan Chanthamontry, fourth-year starter, played No. 1 singles for the first time, and won 6-1, 6-4. The other singles matches were won by players normally in doubles, Tyler Creelman, Joe [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor The Great Bull Run is coming to Elk River. The event was to be held Saturday, May 10, at Elk River Extreme Motor Park, but the event organizers announced Thursday that they are rescheduling it to June 21. “Due to the abnormally cold winter throughout the country this year, we’ve [...]

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The top-ranked Elk River tennis team won its conference opener 7-0 over a young Andover lineup on Tuesday in Andover. The Elks (2-0) were installed at No. 1 in the coaches association rankings over the weekend, Ronning announced. The Elks had five “snowman” wins at Andover, including all four singles matches and No. 1 doubles. [...]

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The Elk River tennis team opened a 2014 campaign of high expectations with a 7-0 win over Grand Rapids on Saturday at Daytona Courts. The Elks, state champions in 2012 and fourth place last year, bring back most of their lineup and anticipate being one of the top state contenders again. The Elks will open [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Fairness is normally an objective when section tournaments are set up. One exception is Section 7AA boys hockey, where perennial champion Duluth East enjoys a sweetheart deal at the expense of one its top challengers, your Elk River Elks. Since 2006, the tournament semifinals and finals have been held [...]

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