Kayti Hanson

Kayti Hanson, Indiana-Fort Wayne softball player from Elk River, was named Summit League Player of the Week after helping the Mastodons start their season with four wins in a North Carolina trip. The junior second baseman was 8-for-12 with three doubles, six runs, three RBI and a stolen base in four games. Hanson was the [...]

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  Elk River’s Kayti Hanson will play in the NCAA Division I softball regionals starting Friday with  Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne after the Mastadons clinched a berth by winning the Summit League tournament last weekend. Hanson, sophomore second baseman, was 5-for-11 at the playr as the Mastadons went 3-1 in the playoffs at Fargo and turned back [...]

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The Augustana tennis team led by Katie Jesperson, sophomore from Elk River, won the NSIC title and was top-seeded in the NCAA-II national tournament but was upset by Colorado Mesa 5-4 on their home court  at Sioux Falls in the semifinals April 29. Jesperson won at 1-singles and lost at 1-doubles in close matches. The [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor While softball is Kayti Hanson’s best game, this Division I bound shortstop has a prolific three-sport resume at Elk River. It will include 13 letters, membership in two state championship teams, and all-conference recognition in softball, cross country and basketball. Not to mention this year’s ERHS Athena Award for senior [...]

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District 728 recepients of the Athena Award, honoring top female athletes in the metro area, are Sabrina Hoover of Rogers, Kayti Hanson of Elk River and Hannah Fordahl of Zimmerman. Hoover is a three-time state all-around champion in gymnastics and also participates in track as a triple jumper. Hanson is a three-sport athlete in basketball, [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s bid to knock off the No. 2 seed was on track for about 24 minutes Saturday evening before the Elks went ice-cold and lost to a smart, talented St. Michael-Albertville team 50-39.   The No. 3 seeded Elks led 28-21 early in the second half of the Section [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s five seniors had a rousing home court finale as the Elks opened playoffs with a 71-57 conquest of the Moorhead Spuds on Tuesday evening.   “This is the time that matters,” said Makenzie Frericks, senior forward who led with 21 points. “We ended here on a good note.” [...]

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