Elks’ Morrell, Martin get Star-Trib recognition

Elk River athletes Tucker Morrell and Sadie Martin got some Star-Tribune attention this week.

Morrell, senior baseball pitcher, was named one of the athletes-of-the-week for pitching a 2-1 win over No. 4 ranked Coon Rapids and its junior ace Logan Shore last Thursday. The Star-Trib led off the segment with Morrell and gave him the headline.

Martin, senior golfer who’s gone to state three times and placed eighth last year, was the subject of this week’s Q-and-A prep sports profile. Interviewed by David La Vaque, one of her statements was, “I like to go out and play with people who are better than me so I can push myself to play as well as them,” alluding to two older sisters who starred for the Elks.