Keith Newcombe is unique among the coaches at Elk River Figure Skating Club. Not only is he self-taught, but he is also a published author.
Rogers’ opened the program’s 18th season by getting revenge on long-time rival Elk River. The Royals (1-0, 1-0) defeated the Elks (0-1, 0-1) 28-12 on Friday, Oct. 9 at Jerry Schempf Field at Elk River High School. It was the first game between the two teams at Jerry Schempf Field since Oct. …
Elk River coasted to a 103-68 win over Park Center on Thursday, Oct. 1 at VandenBerge Middle School. The Elks finished first in eight of the 12 varsity events, winning the first eight. It was a balanced night for the Elks. Of the eight events Elk River won, seven of them were individual race…
Football and volleyball coaches from Elk River High School, Rogers High School, Spectrum High School and Zimmerman High School are preparing for an extraordinary 2020 season.
While the 2020 golf season may have been cancelled, that doesn’t mean that Elk River senior Brady Holland’s golfing career is over. Holland still has one season left.
The Elk River and Rogers girls swimming team are competing this season, but COVID-19 will make it one of the most unusual seasons in recent memory.
While most of the sports world shut down in July due to COVID-19, Minnesotans could still go out to their favorite lake this summer to catch fish as long as they followed social distancing guidelines. For two Elk River High School students, however, fishing is more than a hobby.
Live racing returns to ERX Motor Park in Elk River, August 15-16, when the Champ Off-Road series unleashes the best short-course off-road racers in North America on the venue’s 1.1-mile natural terrain track. After successfully presenting one of the first spectator races in the nation this p…
The spring sports season and teams’ 20-20 visions of winning section or state titles have been halted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Coming off of an emotional 58-55 win over Moorhead on Saturday thanks a last-second Hail Mary pass, Elk River came into U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis hoping to advance to their third state championship game in four seasons and their sixth since 1982. St. Thomas Academy ended those dreams.
In Elk River’s first state tournament match in history, the Elks couldn’t handle one of the favorites to win the Class 3A state volleyball title.
As snow fell down on the field at St. Michael-Albertville High School on Friday night, the Elks were like children in a candy store after upsetting an undefeated giant. The Elk River student section chanted, “I believe that we just won!”
The Elk River Hoops Club is hosting a basketball training academy on Nov. 13 and 14 with Thrive3 at Elk River High School. The clinic runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. both nights.It is open to boy's basketball players grades 6-12. All levels are welcome. This is an opportunity for players to impr…
Elks senior running back Joe Nordstrom missed all of last season while battling thrombocytopenia. According to the Mayo Clinic, thrombocytopenia is a condition when an individual has a low blood platelet count. Platelets help blood clot and are colorless blood cells.
The Elks finished the 2019 season with a fourth-place finish in the Class 2A girl’s tennis team tournament at Baseline Tennis Center in Minneapolis. Elk River defeated Woodbury 4-3 in the consolation match on Wednesday after the No. 5 Elks defeated Wayzata 4-3 on Tuesday in the semifinal of …
On Wednesday night, the Royals not only spoiled the Elks’ bid for a perfect season but earned a first-round bye in the Section 5AAAAA tournament.
In their final regular-season meet of the 2019 season, the Elks used the VandenBerge Middle School pool to their advantage on Monday night.