Minnesota’s lakes and rivers have been particularly popular this season as people ignite or reignite their passion for the water and take advantage of abundant opportunities to boat and fish close to home. With a busy Fourth of July weekend on tap, the Department of Natural Resources reminds…
Nothing says summer like playing all day in the warm sunshine, cooling off in a lake and sleeping under the stars. Summer is one of the Three River Park District’s busiest seasons in the parks and as it adjust the operations to meet the current health guidelines, the district is committed to…
\In response to Executive Order 20-41 issued today by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz,the Minnesota State High School League, under direction of the League’s Board of Directors, has declared, effective immediately, all activities and athletics that occur during the spring season have been cancelled …
The city of Elk River recently got word from Hillside Park volunteers that trails have dried up enough to allow for single-track mountain biking once again. Like all outdoor recreation activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the city asks people to please be sure to practice social distanci…
The spring sports season and teams’ 20-20 visions of winning section or state titles have been halted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the past three years, A.J. Skogquist and his brother Wyatt have been competitive snowcross racers. The two brothers are 10 years old and attend Twin Lakes Elementary School in Elk River.
Just over a week after the Elk River gymnastics team competed in its first state tournament since 1994, a former assistant coach on the 1993-94 Elk River team that made the 1994 state tournament achieved a milestone on March 13.
According to a press release from the state high school league, games will continue as scheduled for today (March 12) before reducing schedules tomorrow (March 13).
Senior guard Max Lawrence knows what his life’s trajectory is after his high school basketball career ends. Lawrence is second-all time on Spectrum in points with more than 1,529 to his name. He averaged more than 20 points per game during the course of the regular season.
Gabi Haack is remembered in Elk River for her leading role on the 2016-17 Elks team that won the Class 4A state title. Haack may also be remembered for being named the 2017 Metro Player of the Year by Star Tribune.
Elk River junior Sam Hlavachek finished 11th in the Class 2A 1-meter diving competition on Feb. 29 at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Hlavachek received a score of 341.80. Hlavachek's first and third dives during the final did count, but his second did not as he slipped and fe…
After making the state tournament in his 2018-19 junior season, Elks senior Seth Hopkins capped off his Elk River wrestling career by finishing in fifth place in the 285-weight division in the Class 3A state tournament on Feb. 29.
Two Elk River swimmers will represent the Elks at the 2020 Class 2A state swimming finals on Feb. 29 at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center in Minneapolis after advancing in the preliminaries on Feb. 28.
Computer-animated films, Google, the Minnesota Wild and Twitter did not yet exist when the Elk River gymnastics team last competed as a team at the Minnesota state gymnastics tournament.
At the annual Rogers Holiday Matness during the last week of December, junior Wil Yasseri hurt his jaw and had to default out of the tournament, leaving the Royals short one wrestler.
The Royals’ historic 2019-20 season ended on Feb. 14 at St. Michael-Albertville High School in Albertville. Rogers (14-5-1) lost to Wayzata in the semifinal of the Section 5-Class 3A tournament 50-27.
Senior guard Payton Mielke didn’t have a major role on the Elk River varsity team in 2018-19. Last season, Mielke only played in five games and scored two points.
It’s been more than a quarter of a century since the Elk River Elks participated as a team in the state gymnastics tournament. But on Feb. 13 at Champlin Park High School, the Elks clinched a berth in the Class 2A gymnastics tournament.
A top 10 team in Class 2A ended the Royals’ dream of making the state tournament on Tuesday night at Roseville Ice Arena in Roseville.
Ross Barrett, a 2005 alum of Elk River High School, is in his first season as head coach of the Skagway High School boy’s basketball team in Skagway, Alaska. The team’s nickname is the Panthers. Skagway is a small town located about 103 miles northwest of Alaska’s capital, Juneau.
There will be an informational meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 at Spectrum High School for all boys in grades 6-12 and their parents who are interested in discussing the future opportunities to start a hockey program at the school.
After coming up short in a bid to win it’s sixth consecutive Northwest Suburban Conference regular-season title, the Elks got back to their winning ways on Tuesday night in Monticello.
On Jan. 28, Spectrum senior guard Abby Thompson became the all-time leading scorer in Sting history.
Against one of the top teams in the Northwest Suburban Conference, the Royals entered the second period with a three-goal deficit. Their comeback fell short on Hockey Day Minnesota on Saturday.
Elks senior guard Lydia Haack achieved a milestone on Dec. 17 against Maple Grove. In Elk River’s 47-44 loss, she made her 1,000th career point on a 2-point shot.
On the Royals’ annual parents' night, Rogers came up just short against a regional rival and former Northwest Suburban Conference opponent.
Royals senior goaltender Patric Loeffler was dialed in for most of Saturday's game against Roseau. However, when he needed to make the game-saving stop, he couldn’t.
For the first time since 1997, the Elks began a basketball season with a new bench boss. After 21 seasons of Randy Klasen, who was head coach of Elk River’s boys team from the 1998-99 season until he retired in August, Elk River opened a new era of basketball on Friday night with a loss.
For the first time this season and for the first time since Dave Brown became head coach, the Royals found themselves on the wrong side of the score sheet on Dec 5.
In the annual Dana Hunt Invite/Elk River invitational on Saturday, the Elks finished third overall, scoring 137.05 points. The Elks finished behind second-place Anoka and first place Big Lake. Elk River finished third on vault with a score of 33.85, fourth on bars with a score of 33.30, four…