Mike Niziolek

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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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Mitch Nordahl is eager to embrace any self-propelled mode of travel, any new way to try go fast. Already a Nordic Skier in the winter, and distance runner in the fall and spring, the Elk River senior took up competitive bicycling last summer. He had a good rookie season in his […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor As a cross country runner, Eric Stevens trekked hundred of miles each fall with modest success to show for it. But all that roadwork really pays off when he’s wrestling. “The third period, that’s when I get most of my points,” said Stevens. “A lot of guys get tired in the […]

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