Nordic Ski

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor While hockey and basketball players can keeping playing their sport in the summer, Nordic Ski athletes must improvise if they want to keep honing their skills and muscles under the hot sun. Breck Hickman, three-time all-conference skier and two-time state qualifier, is one skier zealous enough to put in the [...]

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Mallory Adams was 16 years old, a year-round endurance athlete, accustomed to good results and boundless energy, when her body started to betray her. “Everything just hurt. All my joints,” said Adams about that troublesome summer and fall. “It was hard to walk, hard to drive.” At the beginning of the running season, she especially [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Joey Martin’s senior year started with a leg injury that wiped out his cross country season, but the Elk River senior kept a positive and productive attitude that has paid off with an excellent Nordic Ski season. The 6-foot-1, 160-pound Martin rose to the occasion in all the big meets [...]

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Joey Martin of Elk River made all-state in Nordic Ski by placing 22nd at the state meet Thursday at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. Martin, a senior, moving up from 45th place last year, had a 17:39 freestyle and 17:03 classic. The top 25 make all-state. Elk senior Breck Hickman placed 37th with 36:06, moving up [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Four Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman skiers will compete in the state meet because they made the commitment and paid the price, said their coach, Kirsten Anderson. They are senior Joey Martin, who placed second at Section 4 on Thursday; senior Breck Hickman, who placed eighth; senior Brittney Dorn, who placed 10th; [...]

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Joey Martin was section runner-up in Nordic Ski on Thursday and will be joined by three Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman teammates at the state meet. Martin and Breck Hickman, who placed eighth in Section 4 at Theodore Wirth Park, each qualified for the second time. Martin was fifth and Hickman 10th at the sectional last year. Both [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Led by Brittney Dorn and Reece Hickman, the Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman girls Nordic Ski team earned a runner-up finish in the Northwest Suburban Conference on Wednesday. “It’s been a good season so far,” said Dorn, a senior, who placed ninth among 90 entrants at Theodore Wirth Park, up from 22nd [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman boys  placed a solid fourth among 10 teams and had four all-conference skiers Wednesday in the Northwest Suburban Conference meet Wednesday. Joey Martin, who missed the cross country season with a leg injury, continued his strong senior skiing season with a fifth-place finish to lead the [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It was with heavy hearts that Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman’s Nordic Ski teams competed Wednesday at their conference meet. They had learned Tuesday of the death of a teammate, senior Nick Jarpey. “We found out yesterday, and brought the team together,” said coach Kirsten Anderson. There was no school Tuesday due to [...]

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