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Cross country: Elk girls 5th, boys incomplete in opener at Apollo

Elk River cross country split up its squad for the season-opening St. Cloud Apollo Invitational on Tuesday, with the varsity girls placing fifth among nine teams and the boys running incomplete. “In order for our younger kids to build confidence … Continue reading

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Swimming: Elks lose opener to Stillwater

Longtime state swimming power Stillwater has been opening every season for several years with a lopsided win over Elk River, and 2011 is no different. The Ponies won 100-78 at Elk River on Tuesday evening, won 10 of 12 events, … Continue reading

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Volleyball: Elks ace their way to 3-0 win over Hornets in opener

by ¬†Bruce Strand, Sports editor A smallish Elk River volleyball team is counting on powerful serving to help them win a few matches this season. The Elks had that weapon going in a season-opening 25-20, 25-9, 25-18 win over Big … Continue reading

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Soccer: Blaine stymies Elk girls 1-0

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s girls soccer team is still looking for its first goal of the season after losing to Blaine 1-0 at home Tuesday evening, falling to 0-3. “We had some chances late in the game, … Continue reading

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Soccer: Blaine downs Elk boys 2-1 on breakaway goal

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A breakaway goal by a speedy Blaine forward settled the issue as the Bengals tipped the Elk River Elks 2-1 on Thursday evening in Elk River. After 60 scoreless minutes, the Bengals got on the … Continue reading

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Tennis: Elks win 3 matches at Litchfield

The Elk River tennis team picked up three decisive victories in its annual early-season trip to Litchfield on Monday. The Elks (3-1) beat Litchfield 7-0, Rocori 7-0, and Willmar 6-1. They will host Coon Rapids in the conference opener on … Continue reading

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Athlete of the week: Ryan Ness, Elk River, soccer: Net gains

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor In his prep career Ryan Ness has played in five state tournaments, lettered seven times in three sports, made an all-state team, hit a game-winning goal in a section championship and served as captain in … Continue reading

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Soccer: Buffalo boys stymie Elks 1-0

The Buffalo Bison scored with 11:17 left and handed¬† Elk River-Zimmerman a 1-0 loss on Saturday in Elk River. The Elks dropped to 0-2 with home-field losses to two section rivals. Moorhead beat them 2-1 Thursday. Dan Thielen got the … Continue reading

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Soccer: Buffalo girls top Elks 1-0

The Elk River girls soccer team is 0-2 and still looking for its first goal after losing their home opener to the Buffalo Bison 1-0 on Saturday. Kaylee Lingen’s goal midway through the first half stood up for the victory … Continue reading

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Soccer: Moorhead savors 2-1 win over Elks in opener

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor For two schools 206 miles apart, Elk River and Moorhead have a spirited rivalry going. Moorhead, smarting from two straight section championship losses to Elk River, got a bit of revenge Thursday evening, edging the … Continue reading

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