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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor You don’t get players like Jonna Curtis every  year. You just enjoy them while you can. Five years of watching this little magician skate for Elk River ended Feb. 23 in an epic four-OT loss to Grand Rapids-Greenway 2-1, in the section finals. Next year, they’ll follow her at […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk girls hockey team brought home the fifth-place trophy from the state tournament Saturday, boosted by an almost-forfotten former star player.   Samantha Geissler started her second straight consolation-bracket game in the nets and once again gave her team an excellent chance to win, which they did.   Cassi […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It could have been much worse. The Elk River skaters and goalie Tori Herrmann did enough things right to keep from getting blown out at the state tournament Thursday evening. The Elks were blanked by the state’s top-ranked team, the Minnetonka Skippers,  3-0 at the Xcel Energy Center, not bad […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Jonna Curtis and the Elk River Elks started their bid for a state tournament trip beating Cambridge-Isanti 3-0 at home Thursday evening. The Elks, top-seeded in Section 7AA, face No. 4 Proctor-Hermantown-Marshall at home Saturday, 3 p.m., with Grand Rapids-Greenway vs. Cloquet in the other semifinal. The finals will be […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Jonna Curtis, high-scoring junior on the Elk River girls hockey team, has verbally committed to play for University of New Hampshire. A starter since seventh grade, Curtis has 110 career goals, 41 of them this year. Curtis was recruited by multiple schools, including Minnesota, but verbally committed to UNH, her  […]

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