Elk River

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Lucas Trapp was not able to repeat as conference cross country champion Thursday, placing second, but the Elks’ junior all-stater couldn’t stop smiling. “Gee, our team did really good!” Trapp exclaimed, with teammate Cory Warner nodding in agreement, as they chatted with the press moments after the finish. The [...]

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Elk River placed 11th among 14 teams and had one all-conference runner in the Northwest Suburban Conference cross country meet Thursday at Elk River Golf Course. Elk eighth-grader Annica Carr placed 10th in 15:38.0. The Elks’ other counters were senior Ali Manthey in 44th, junior Gracie Scheid in 66th, and two seventh-graders called up to [...]

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The Elk River boys soccer team’s season ended with a 3-0 loss to Moorhead on the Spuds field on Thursday in the Section 8AA opener. Nicholas Nguyen had two goals and an assist for Moorhead. Elk River, seeded No. 6, finished with a 4-11-1 record.

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  Elk River volleyball lost in four games to the Anoka Tornadoes on Thursday evening. The Tornadoes prevailed 25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 25-15. Kennedy Strain had four ace blocks, eight kills and two aces for the Elks. Sidney Wentland led with 11 kills. The Elks (3-9 conference, 7-11 overall) will host Spring Lake Park on Tuesday.

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The District 728 football teams all face opponents they should be heavily favored to beat on Friday evening, with Elk River playing at Anoka, Rogers at Big Lake and Zimmerman hosting Milaca. In this week’s Max Preps rankings for Class 5A, Mankato West is on top, followed by Rogers [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Plans are moving ahead to turn the Houlton Farm in Elk River into a publicly owned conservation area, despite a concern about hunting regulations. The Elk River City Council voted 4-1 Monday to approve a donation agreement between The Trust for Public Land and the city. The Trust for Public [...]

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  Elk River picked up a 7-0 win over North Branch in their Section 8AA opener at home Monday. The Elks (15-5) will host Forest Lake in the second round on Tuesday at 4 p.m.   Elk River 7, North Branch 0 Singles (1) Meagan Brown, ER, def Britta Anderson 6-1, 6-0 (2) Jen Koehler, [...]

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The Rogers Royals are seeded first the Elk River Elks are seeded third in the Section 8AA girls soccer tournament. Pairings Thursday at No. St. Cloud Tech (3-12-2) at Rogers (13-3), No. 5 Brainerd (12-3-1) at No. 4 Moorhead (6-6-4), No. 7 Bemidji (7-6-2) at No. 2 St. Michael-Albertville (13-3), and No. 6 Buffalo (6-9-1) [...]

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The Anoka Toradoes are the top seed for the Section 8AA boys soccer tournament, with Rogers fifth and Elk River sixth. Pairings Thursday are No. 8 Brainerd (4-11-1) at Anoka (9-6-1), No. 5 Rogers (10-6) at No. 4 Buffalo (10-5-1), No. 7 St. Michael-Albertville (3-12-1) at No. 2 St. Cloud Tech (12-1-4), and No. 6 [...]

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