Brady Givens
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A stirring seventh-inning rally fell short and Elk River absorbed its first conference loss, 6-5 to Champlin Park, on Thursday, after uncharacteristic lapses put the Elks too far in the hole. The Elks made five infield errors and botched two bunt attempts while top hur...Read More
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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor In a duel of unbeaten teams, the Hopkins Royals fended off the Elk River Elks 8-5 in eight innings Tuesday with a big triple keying a three-run burst that won it, at Hales Field. “They are very good, the best team we’ve faced, certainly a legitimate top-ten...Read More
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Terry Hadden twirled a two-hit shutout, and Brady Givens smacked a bases-loaded home run, as the unbeaten Elk River Elks thumped Anoka 10-0 there Wednesday. Hadden, junior righthander, had seven strikeouts against two walks in the six-inning shutout. “Terry was throwing all his pitches across ...Read More
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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River baseball has not produced a winning season since 2004, but maybe the current edition can do something about that. “We’re two-and-oh, and we’ve beaten two ranked teams,” noted coach Ryan Holmgren, after the Elks outlasted Robbinsdale Ar...Read More
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Corey Collins knocked in the decisive run and Tucker Morrell delivered a good long relief stint as Elk River won its opener 9-8 over the Osseo Orioles in nine innings on Thursday in Osseo.   “We hit the ball well in our opener and we picked up a win, that’s the important thing,̶...Read More
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