Ryan Ness

Erin Ness, Bethel freshman from Elk River, was named MIAC Player of Week on Nov. 4 after assisting on the game-winning goal in overtime against Gustavus Adolphus and scoring twice in a win over St. Catherine’s. Those were the midfielder’s first points of the season and helped the Royals qualify for MIAC playoffs for the […]

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Ryan Ness, Bethel junior soccer midfielder from Elk River, was named MIAC player of the week on Sept. 15 after posting four goals and an assist in two wins. Ness scored twice in a 9-1 win over North Center and twice in a 3-1 win over Crown College. After five games he had made six […]

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  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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