Mackenzie Perna

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Mackenzie Perna was a sixth-grader fired up about soccer and hockey when she heard about this new sport, lacrosse, that was getting organized in District 728. “They were saying lacrosse was like soccer and hockey rolled into one, so I knew I had to give it a try,” said Perna, [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman’s best lacrosse season to date has been powered by a three-prong scoring attack. The ERZ girls finished the regular season 9-4, led by freshman Emily Antony (59 goals and 38 assists),  senior Kayla Mills (44 goals, 57 assists), and junior Mackenzie Perna (42 goals, 34 assists). Mills [...]

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Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman girls lacrosse absorbed its first loss, 13-12 to Champlin Park in double overtime, on Wednesday in Champlin. “Fans got their moneys worth,” said ERZ coach Jeannette Bankes. Emily Antony and Mackenzie Perna tallied four goals each for ERZ (2-1). Kayla Mills added two, and Michelle Kilmstra and Jordon Mclaughlin one each. Antony made four [...]

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  Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman girls lacrosse squad beat the Andover Huskies 19-11 in their home opener Monday evening. Emily Antony delivered seven goals, Mackenzie Perna six and Kayla Mills five for ERZ. Mills assisted on five goals, and Mills and Perna three each. Becca Leshovsky had the other goal. Also making assists were Leshovsky, Jordan McLaughlin, [...]

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Three veteran attackers powered Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman past Spring Lake Park 16-6 in their girls lacrosse opener Thursday evening on the Panthers field. ERZ junior Mackenzie Perna and freshman Emily Antony each delivered six goals, while senior Kayla Mills made six assists and flipped in three goals herself. All three were among the team’s scoring leaders [...]

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The Rogers girls had split two games with Orono in  the regular season, but the Spartans won the big one Thursday. Orono topped Rogers 4-2 in the first round of Section 5A Thursday evening at Parade Ice Gardens, led by Rebekah Smith with two goals and Casey Hartfiel with 38 saves. Emily Antony and Mackenzie [...]

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