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  The Elk swimmers did not expect to beat Centennial in the conference championship meet Tuesday evening, but the final margin was probably much wider than anticipated. The Cougars swamped the Elks 122.5 to 63.5, winning 11 of 12 events, a very impressive showing against a team that was 6-1-1 in dual meets coming in. [...]

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  The Elk River/Rogers/Zimmerman swimmers placed fourth among seven teams while Rogers placed seventh but had three first-place entrants on Saturday at Section 8AA true-team in Elk River. The Elks’ two arch rivals battled for the state berth with Maple Grove outscoring St. Michael-Albertville 1137 to 1080. Elk River/Zimmerman senior Taylor Odegard won the 50 [...]

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The Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman swimmers usually win the Cambridge-Isanti Invitational and this year was no exception as the Elks took first among five teams. “We did not swim our best lineup, but we had many personal bests,” commented Luke Johnson, Elk coach. The Elks tallied 676.5 points, Spring Lake Park 513.5, Cambridge-Isanti 499, Princeton 266, and [...]

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Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman swimmers were knocked from the unbeaten ranks by always-formidable neighbor St. Michael-Albertville 106-80 on Tuesday in the Knights pool.   “The Lady Knights were ready for the Elks challenge,” said Elk coach Luke Johnson. “Both teams swam very well tonight. STMA coach Greg Swenson complimented the Elks on having great depth.”   Carly [...]

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The Elk River swimmers entered a strong University of Minnesota meet, the Maroon and Gold Invitational, for the first time, and placed eighth among 13 teams in the Gold division on Saturday. “In a group of 12 strong Minnesota teams and on great Wisconsin team, we took eighth place and just three points behind our [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Taylor Odegard made her first state swimming trip as a 95-pound eighth-grader and has gone back with relay teams every year since. That’s a pretty good career already, but this fall, the Elk River senior is closing with what could be her most exciting season. “We are doing really well,” [...]

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Using a young lineup against an opponent that won’t win many meets, the Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman swimmers beat Park Center 96-87 in the Pirates pool on Tuesday evening. “We will take our captains, and otherwise you’ll see a lot of new names,” said coach Luke Johnson during Monday’s practice. Among the youngsters getting some varsity action [...]

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