Elk River

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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The names of three students from Elk River will be forever etched on record in the U.S. House of Representatives. Sarah Merkling, Jenna Olawsky and Elizabeth Rumreich joined nearly 3,000 students from all over the world to participate in the annual National History Day Contest in Washington, D.C. Rep. Michelle Bacmann read their accomplishment into [...]

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Monticello edged the Elk River Pioneers 7-6 on Wednesday evening, led by Clay Lanners with two hits and three runs-batted-in. Monticello took a 6-3 lead against Pioneer starter Zach Petchell and held on. Jakob Kounkel got the win and Mitch Roberts got the save as they gave up 11 hits and six walks but left 11 [...]

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Fireworks will light up the night sky over Lions Park in Elk River on July 4. The fireworks will begin at approximately 10 p.m. and last about 20 minutes. There will be no other formal Fourth of July activities at the park this year. The city of Elk River is coordinating the fireworks after a [...]

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Seven area churches have joined forces to provide the second annual Community Bible Camp this summer. The camp will run from 6-8:45 p.m. July 13-17 at Lion’s Park in Elk River. Registration is required at shinecbc.eventbrite.com or on the first day at the park. Last year the Bible camp attracted more than 500 children and [...]

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Austin Heuer of the Elk River Legion fired a no-hitter against Osseo at home on Tuesday — and the outcome was still in doubt until a teammate homered in the last of the seventh. Alex Babcock led off the seventh with the homer that won it 1-0. Heuer walked four and struck out six in [...]

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