Jenn Bartlett

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Diving has been a weak link in Elk River girls swimming for several seasons, but that problem was addressed this year. That’s because Jenn Bartlett, renowned former gymnastics coach, joined the swim coaching staff and started recruiting divers. “You hear a lot of ooh’s and aaah’s in practice from […]

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  Three District 728 coaches were among those honored at the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association banquet last Saturday. Randy Ronning received the Class AA Boys Tennis Coach of the Year award.  A substitute teacher and tennis teaching pro, he coached Elk River to an unbeaten state championship season last spring. Jenn Bartlett received […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor “It has been an honor to coach these girls,” mused Jenn Bartlett at the conclusion of gymnastics sectionals last Saturday in which her Rogers and Elk River teams competed, with three girls qualifying for state. Bartlett, who had told her team she won’t be returning next year, has collected […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Seeking her third consecutive state all-around gymnastics title, Sabrina Hoover summed up the stakes this way:   “That’s what I put on Facebook this morning — that I would either make history, or be history,” she grinned.   The Rogers senior made some history, picking up that hat trick, albeit […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers gymnasts were not quite at their best Friday evening at the state meet as the Royals finished seventh among eight teams, their same placement as last year.   The Royals scored 140.275 points at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavillion, a drop from their 142.60 to win their […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Alex Felt has been a sparkplug and team player for three years on the powerful Elk gymnastics team, on which she and several other solid performers are overshadowed by some superstars. But now Felt is now able cap off her career as a state qualifier herself, after a stellar Section 7AA […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Led by state all-around qualifier Alex Felt, the Elk River-Zimmerman gymnasts made a strong showing in the Section 7AA hosted by the Elks on Friday evening. The Elks scored 135.25 points and placed fourth among nine teams in a meet dominated by No. 2 ranked Cambridge-Isanti. Cheering them on were […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers Royals half of the Elk gymnastics co-op earned its second straight trip to the state meet Wednesday evening by repeating as Section 5AA champions. Led by Sabrina Hoover and Leah Perrault, who finished 1-2 all-around, and Alyssa Walton in fifth place, the Royals rolled up 142.6 points to […]

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