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Molli Detloff broke her school record in discus, by an inch, during a small home track meet Tuesday in which both the Elk teams placed last among three. Detloff, a senior, had a 142-6 heave, edging the record of 141-5 she set in 10th grade. She also won shot with 38-3 1/4. Lucas Trapp won [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Pitching efficiency was the big edge for Champlin Park as the Rebels held off the Elk River Elks 6-4 on Monday in a chilly home opener for the Elks. “They used a good pitcher, and their pitching was more effective than ours,” said Elk coach Ryan Holmgren. “We walked [...]

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  Marie Deaton, Courtney Jensen and Jessica Neuman each stroked three hits as Elk River defeated Champlin Park 12-2 in five innings at home Monday. In frigid conditions, 35 degrees and a brisk wind, the Elks (2-0) outhit the Rebels 14-3 and managed to shorten the game by two innings. Deaton and Jensen were each [...]

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Elk River posted its 73rd straight conference win Monday and it was one of the least pleasant of that long streak, played in 35 degrees and a biting wind. “It was horribly cold, but the same for both teams, at least,” said Elk coach Randy Ronning after the 7-0 conquest of the Blaine Bengals. Blaine [...]

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• Beckstrand-Schafer said the research and writing process helped prepare her and alter the way she takes in the world around her   by Jim Boyle Editor For Christen Beckstrand-Schafer, the experience of walking back into her former high school and speaking to students was rather surreal. The 2006 Elk River High School graduate doesn’t [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River tennis team, ranked No. 1 at the outset of the season and expecting to get everybody’s best shot, capped its first week with a 6-0 record, including three wins at home Saturday. The first five were a breeze but Hopkins made an impressive showing in the [...]

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Molli Detloff and Lucas Trapp won two events each for Elk River as the Elk girls placed fourth and the boys 10th in the 14-school Lakeville North Invitational on Saturday. The Prior Lake girls and Brainerd boys were team champions. Detloff, a senior, won the shot put with 37-6 3/4 and the discus with 125-5. [...]

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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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