Sam Krick

Jessie DeZiel, Nebraska sophomore gymnast from Rogers, earned second-team All-America status in all-around and vault at the NCAA meet April 18-19 in Los Angeles. Her 12th-place 39.425 included  9.85 bars, 9.875 beam, 9.85  floor and 9.85 vault. Last year, she placed 11th all-around. DeZeil was one of three Cornhuskers at nationals, along with Emily Wong [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It’s a good thing for Elk River baseball that Sam Krick’s, father, Steve, is a good ol’ Born in the USA kind of guy when it comes to baseball vs. soccer. “I played both soccer and baseball in first grade and I really loved soccer,” said Sam, “but, my dad [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Sam Krick, Elk River senior outfielder, will play in the Lions All-Star Series, announced Elk coach Ryan Holmgren. Krick, who’s batting .453 with two homers, 12 RBI and 16 runs, was picked by a coaches association committee for the three-game series June 22-23 at Chaska. He’ll play for Metro [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A stirring seventh-inning rally fell short and Elk River absorbed its first conference loss, 6-5 to Champlin Park, on Thursday, after uncharacteristic lapses put the Elks too far in the hole. The Elks made five infield errors and botched two bunt attempts while top hurler Tucker Morrell gave up six [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Four home runs is usually more than a season’s worth in Elk River baseball. But the first-place Elks went deep that many times in one game Wednesday as they pummeled Centennial 9-2 at Circle Pines. Brady Givens smashed a three-run homer in the first inning, Sam Wirtz drilled solo shots [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor In a duel of unbeaten teams, the Hopkins Royals fended off the Elk River Elks 8-5 in eight innings Tuesday with a big triple keying a three-run burst that won it, at Hales Field. “They are very good, the best team we’ve faced, certainly a legitimate top-ten team,” said Elk [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River baseball has new uniforms and a new coach this year, and so far the newbies have not experienced a defeat. Their new closer helps a lot, too. Brady Givens picked up his second “save” this week and knocked in three runs as the Elks fended off a [...]

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Terry Hadden twirled a two-hit shutout, and Brady Givens smacked a bases-loaded home run, as the unbeaten Elk River Elks thumped Anoka 10-0 there Wednesday. Hadden, junior righthander, had seven strikeouts against two walks in the six-inning shutout. “Terry was throwing all his pitches across the plate, fast ball, curve ball, and changeup,” said coach [...]

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