Ryan Ness

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River three-sport standout Ryan Ness reached the 100-win marker in tennis last week and now has 105 after winning five matches since then. NessĀ  got No. 100 against Andover at home last Tuesday, teaming with fellow senior Mitchel Brandell for a 6-3, 6-2 decision over Grant Johnson and [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River tennis opened what they hope will be the program’s first state championship season with a quick 7-0 victory over the Coon Rapids Cardinals on a chilly, breezy Tuesday at home. It wasn’t quite cold enough to snow but the Elks did rack up five “snowman” wins — [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The game that ended Elk River’s season followed a familiar script Tuesday evening. The Elks and Bemidji were tied 64-64 with a minute left in their Section 8AAAA opener. The Elks had 17 nail-biters like that in 27 games. They won seven of the first 10 close ones, but [...]

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The Elk River Elks closed the regular season with a 73-67 victory over Robbinsdale Armstrong at home on Friday evening, clinching a winning record for the season and a fourth-place finish in the conference. Elk sophomore center Clay Elrod hit 20 points and senior guard Ryan Ness chipped in 17. Junior guard Porter Morrell had [...]

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Elk River dropped its sixth straight game, and fifth straight that went down to the final seconds, on Friday evening, with Maple Grove holding off the Elks 66-63. Porter Morrell notched 19 points and 7 rebounds for the Elks. Clay Elrod sank 16 points and Ryan Ness 11. Brycen Wojta led Maple Grove with 19 [...]

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Seven Elk River athletes formally signed with college teams and were honored at a reception on Wednesday morning at the main office, on the occasion of national signing day. Most of these commitments were announced previously. They are: Jonna Curtis, hockey, University of New Hampshire Josie Brown, soccer, Wayne State Alex Kline, golf, University of [...]

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Ryan Ness of Elk River and Jessica Bianchi of Rogers were included on the all-state soccer teams picked by the coaches association. Both are senior midfielders who’ve been on varsity for five years and played in two state tournaments each. Ness, named all-state for the second time, had six goals and eight assists this year [...]

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Ryan Ness became Elk River’s all-time scoring leader in boys soccer during the 3-1 win over Champlin Park. The senior midfielder broke the record of 54 points when he scored a goal in the first half. He also assisted on Grant Tesdahl’s game in the second half, putting his career total at 56. His assist [...]

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