Elk River

The Elk River Legion baseball team takes a 9-12 record into district playoffs after splitting two games this week to close the regular season. The Elks beat Champlin Park 5-2 on Tuesday in Champlin with Ben Johnson pitching a five-hitter with  seven strikeouts. Both runs were unearned. Riley Givens was 2-for-3 and Erik Nyquist was [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Eight years ago, Brenda Geisler got her first glimpse of a bird species that would come to play an important role in her life. The bird was a peregrine falcon. Geisler had never seen one before 2006, when the first one appeared at Great River Energy in Elk River, checking [...]

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• Former Elk River Lion was key figure in getting Boys and Girls Club, Lion’s Park Center built   by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer The Elk River City Council voted July 7 to rename Lions Park in memory of one special Elk River Lions volunteer who also built the park building. John Weicht, who was [...]

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  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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