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  The Elk swimmers scored points in four events at the state Class AA meet Saturday evening, capped by a team-record performance in the 400 freestyle relay, the final event. The Elk River-Zimmerman-Spectrum squad qualified for state in six events, their most ever, and scored in four of them, totaling 33 points for 20th place. [...]

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Elk River-Zimmerman-Spectrum swimmers have reached the consolation finals in four events after Friday night’s Class AA state preliminaries at the University of Minnesota.   Friend Bechtel placed ninth in both the 100 freestyle (48.14) and 100 backstroke (53.98).   Aaron Schwab placed 10th in the backstroke (54.37) and 16th in the individual medley (2:02.25).   [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Two transfer students who boosted the Elk swim team considerably have joined its holdover star Aaron Schwab as a state entrant after the trio had an outstanding sectional last weekend.   Schwab was named Outstanding Swimmer of the Section 8AA meet in Alexandria as he won the 100 backstroke in [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk swimming team qualified for state in six events, a program record, while placing second in the Section 8AA meet Friday and Saturday in Alexandria. The Elk River-Zimmerman-Spectrum co-op rolled up 400 points, second behind Brainerd, which had 448.5, in the seven-team meet.   Aaron Schwab, Elk sophomore, was [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk swimming team finished a strong regular season with a rousing dual meet against Monticello on Tuesday evening at home and came up short as the Magic pulled out a 96-90 win. “Monticello a top ten team in Class A every year. They beat us by 20 last year, [...]

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Collin Krueger led the way as the Elks swimmers finished 3-for-3 in invitationals by taking the Cambridge-Isanti Invitational on Saturday. The Elk River-Zimmerman-Rogers-Spectrum co-op outscored runner-up Cambridge-Isanti 539.5 to 461 in a seven-team meet. Krueger, a junior who transferred from Big Lake last year and sat out a year on JV, won the 200 and [...]

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