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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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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Their final home meet was a season highlight for the Elk River swimmers as they defeated Andover 96-84 —in what coach Denise Green called a “huge upset” —and collected the reward: third place in the conference, Thursday evening. “We had a great meet tonight, and a true team effort,” [...]

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The Elk River swimmers defeated Armstrong 99-81 at home Wednesday evening, squaring their dual meet record at 2-2-1. The win earned them a berth against Andover at home Thursday evening in g match of the third-place teams in their respective divisions of the NWSC. The Elks are in the midst of three dual meets in [...]

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