The Spectrum Sting football team lost its opener to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 39-8 at home on Friday afternoon. The Lakers, who were runners-up in their section last year, rambled to a 33-0 lead in the first half. Statistics are not available at this posting. The Sting will host St. Agnes next Friday.
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River ran wild for 642 yards and posted their first shutout in ten years as they opened the season with a 47-0 romp over Coon Rapids on Thursday evening at Coon Rapids. It didn’t take the 2014 Elks long to resemble the past three editions in ability to [...]
The Zimmerman Thunder made two goal-line stands, each followed by a long touchdown drive, as they scuttled the Fridley Tigers 30-7 in their opener at home Thursday evening. The Thunder gave up an opening touchdown but no more, and scored in each quarter and rushed for 422 yards, led by Austin May with 130 [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Everybody’s ready for some real football, and it’s almost here. After two weeks of practices, and a Saturday of scrimmages, on the heels of summer team camps, District 728 teams will be kicking off the 2014 season Thursday evening, and not a moment too soon. “Today, you could see [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor There were fewer Ostermans than usual at the Elk River Quarterback Club golf tournament on Friday, but the two who made it teamed with three other capable golfers and won the whole thing. “There’s usually six to eight of us here, but most of them were at a wedding,” [...]
By Bruce Strand, Sports editor Devin Waters, one of the leaders of Rogers’ 2010 state runner-up football team, is back on the gridiron this summer as a defensive end for the St. Paul Pioneers. “I’m having a blast,” said the 6-foot-2, 255-pound Waters, who had four sacks in one game and two fumble recoveries [...]
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 [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Minnesota football teams should no longer have to travel far out of state to find opponents, or play less than an eight-game regular season, as a result of Minnesota State High School League action on Monday. “The League Board of Directors unanimously adopted a plan that places all member [...]