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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River wrestlers A.J. Hannan and Garrett Caldon each qualified for the state tournament Saturday, extending their school’s streak to 41 straight years of having a presence at state. Hannan, a senior at 182 pounds, and Caldon, a junior at 113 pounds, were each runners-up in the Section 7AAA tournament [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A breakout season by the Rogers wrestling team that started with a win over Maple Grove ended with a loss to the same Crimson team Saturday, one win short of state. The Crimson took a 27-0 lead over the top-seeded Royals and held on to beat them 38-28 in [...]

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The Elk River wrestlers lost in the first round of Section 7AAA to Coon Rapids 37-26 on Friday at St. Francis. The Elks, who had beaten Coon Rapids in conference when the Cardinals were missing two regulars, finished duals 12-9. Section individuals will be held Friday and Saturday at Coon Rapids. St. Michael-Albertville, the top [...]

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The Spectrum Sting were nosed out by Norwood-Young America Central 39-34 in the first round of Section 4A on Thursday at Norwood. The Sting forfeited at four weights, and won seven of 10 contested weights. They finished their first winning season 11-8. The Sting still have individual sectionals Feb. 22 at LeSueur-Henderson. NYAC 39, Spectrum [...]

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The Rogers Royals wrestling team, after completing its best regular-season with a 16-5 record, have been voted the top seed for the Section 5AAA tournament coming up Saturday at Maple Grove. Rogers will wrestle at 10 a.m. against the winner of No. 8 Irondale vs. No. 9 Park Center. The other pairings will be No. [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River wrestlers capped 8-2 season in the Northwest Suburban Conference with victories over Blaine 52-24 and Maple Grove 55-15 at home Thursday evening. “It was a good (conference) season,” said coach Paul Nelson. “Our seniors really stepped up this year.” It was also Senior Night, with Andy [...]

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The Rogers wrestlers closed the regular season beatingĀ  Andover 40-25 and Champlin Park 44-23 on Friday evening. The Royals finished their first winning regular season with a 16-5 mark. Section 5AA A team will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at Maple Grove, with pairings drawn up Monday. The Rogers-Champlin Park match was taped by Channel [...]

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The Elk River wrestlers won two of three at a Blaine dual meet tournament on Saturday, defeating Eden Prairie 46-18 and Milaca 42-28, and losing to Rosemount 38-16. Bobby Schmitz was 3-0 with two pins at 220, A.J. Hannan was 3-0 with a pin at 182, and Ben Gibas was 2-0 plus a forfeit at [...]

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