Randy Ronning

by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Randy Ronning was back at his post running the Elk River Open this past weekend, almost as though nothing had happened. Less than a month earlier, Ronning spent three days unconscious in an intensive care unit. The coach of eight Elk state tournament tennis teams and the 2012 state champions, [...]

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  Three District 728 coaches were among those honored at the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association banquet last Saturday. Randy Ronning received the Class AA Boys Tennis Coach of the Year award.  A substitute teacher and tennis teaching pro, he coached Elk River to an unbeaten state championship season last spring. Jenn Bartlett received [...]

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  Randy Ronning, coach  of the state champion Elk River Elks, has been named state Coach of the Year for boys tennis. Ronning, a teaching pro at Daytona Country Club and substitute teacher, has been Elk head coach for five years, all of them ending with trips to state. This year’s team was 31-0 and [...]

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After undefeated Elk River cruised 7-0 over Park Center in a bit of a breather Tuesday at home, the Elks now look ahead to a grueling stretch of the young season. “We have a tremendous schedule coming Friday through Monday, when we play five of the best teams in the state,” said Elk coach Randy [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor An Elk River tennis lineup that was already loaded added another talented  veteran this year when Matt Odegard transferred from St. Michael-Albertville. The lanky 6-foot-2 senior won twice in doubles and once in singles Saturday as the Elks defeated Hibbing 7-0, Spring Lake Park 7-0, and Hopkins 6-1. “We [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River has never seen a more remarkable run of success in any sport than boys tennis has generated from 2007 through 2012, which may be its best season yet. The one athlete contributing all six years is Mitchel Brandell, 121-33 in  his career after a pair of doubles wins [...]

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ELK BASEBALL Coaches – Ryan Holmgren (head, 1st year) …. Eric Ostmoe (assistant), Ryan Klingelhofer (pitching), Josh Juntunen (JV), Jason Juntunen (B), Jake Hillesheim (B/JV assistant), Skip Swanson (9th A), Mark Angstman (9th B) Opener – April 5 at Coon Rapids Returning starters – Sam Krick (sr OF, all-conf), Corey Collins (sr SS, 2B), Tucker [...]

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