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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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Despite winning only four of 12 events, the Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman-Spectrum swimmers pulled out a 100-83 win over the Osseo Orioles on Thursday evening in Osseo.   “Our depth really won out tonight,” said Luke Johnson, Elks coach. “Scoring 2-3-4 is more points than first and fifth.”   Earning first-places for the Elks (3-0 in conference) [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Diving has been a weak link in Elk River girls swimming for several seasons, but that problem was addressed this year. That’s because Jenn Bartlett, renowned former gymnastics coach, joined the swim coaching staff and started recruiting divers. “You hear a lot of ooh’s and aaah’s in practice from [...]

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Victories in the first four events launched Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman on a 101-83 win over Buffalo in the Elks’ dual meet opener at home Thursday evening. The medley relay, Jessica Young in the 200, Alaina Sylvester in the individual medley and Taylor Odegard in the 50 got the Elks off to a strong start. “It was [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Jessica Young was born to swim. The Rogers senior can’t remember a time she wasn’t churning through the water daily, starting at age six. Her mother, Lisa, who swam for Albert Lea, was giving lessons. Starting her fifth and final season with Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman this week, Young has made all-conference [...]

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Elk River’s state swimming delegation will include a returning all-state diver, Andrew Bronshteyn, along with Spencer Hlavacheck competing in three events. Bronshteyn, a junior who placed fifth at state last year, repeated as Section 8AA champion with a 418.55 score at St. Cloud Tech on Saturday. Hlavachek, a sophomore, won the 50 freestyle in 22.55 [...]

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A fatigued Elk River swim team lost its regular-season finale to Monticello 94-92 there Monday evening and looks forward to resting up and re-focusing on sectionals. The Elks trailed by 16 after the 500 freestyle and pulled even with the Magic heading into the final event, the 400 freestyle. But the Magic won that event. [...]

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