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Aggressive serving helped Elk River volleyball pick up its third conference win 25-15, 25-12, 25-9 over the Irondale Knights at home Tuesday evening. The Elks notched 18 aces, with Gabi Haack serving 13-for-13 with four aces, Kennedy Strain 9-for-11 with five aces, Geneva Kachinske 8-for-9 with three aces, Kaitlyn Pearson 9-for-12 with three aces, and [...]

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The Elk River volleyball team won two of four matches at the Hopkins tournament on Saturday. The Elks (6-8) lost to their first match to Orono 25-18, 25-11. Sidney Wendland had five kills, and Kaitlyn Pearson seven kills and an ace. The Elks beat Albert Lea 25-16, 25-22. Gina Honek had seven kills, Wentland six [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers volleyball team has a pair of talented, all-around veteran players, but one of them has been sidelined lately. The Royals, led by senior Erika Folk with 12 kills, 26 digs, and two aces, turned back St. Francis 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18 at home Thursday evening. Watching from [...]

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Elk River got off to a good start but couldn’t keep it up as they lost in four games to Champlin Park at home on Wednesday evening. The Rebels prevailed 20-25, 25-15, 25-15, 25-17. The Elks (2-6 conference, 4-6 overall) won the first game and took a 6-2 lead in the second game before the [...]

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The Spectrum Sting edged St. Croix Prep Academy 19-25, 25-21, 25-14, 23-25, 15-8 on the Lions’ court Monday. Maddie Hays and Ellie Rogers served fve aces each. At the net, Meghan Hays had eight kills and Ali Henkemeyer seven. Molly Mitchell made two timely blocks. Costy Dalla Valentia made 14 digs and Rogers had 10. [...]

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The Maple Grove Crimson pulled out a close first game against Elk River and went on to sweep the Elks 25-23, 25-20, 25-14 on Tuesday evening in Maple Grove. For the Elks, Sidney Wentland had eight kills, Gabi Haack six kills and two aces, and Kennedy Strain and Abi Scheid five kills each. Annika Johnson [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River lost the first two games but pulled out a harrowing five-game victory at Park Center on Tuesday evening, boosted by the hitting of Sidney Wentland and the serving of everyone. The Elks prevailed 27-29, 20-25, 25-18, 27-25, 17-15, their first conference win in five tries. Wendland’s 25th kill [...]

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  The Spectrum volleyball team avenged one of its losses by squeezing past West Lutheran 26-24, 28-26, 25-15 at home on Tuesday evening. The Sting (11-4) had lost to West Lutheran at the Columbia Heights tournament, and had a bad start Tuesday, trailing 6-0 and 19-13 in the first game, but gradually turned the tide. [...]

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The Rogers Royals swept the Princeton Tigers 25-12, 25-17, 27-25 on Tuesday evening, led by Maleia Ysteboe with 13 kills, 11 digs and 16 serve receptions. Erica Folk made 10 kills and 12 digs, and Baylee Waldhoff fired off seven aces and made 31 assists. The Royals (7-4) will play at Big Lake on Thursday.

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