Clay Elrod

by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor In Elk River boys basketball history, nobody has played more games than Clay Elrod, who finished a four-year tenure with 1,606 points in 109 games, including 84 starts. A sharpshooter blessed with a lanky, basketball-prototype body, a sharp mind and a winning attitude, Elrod earned his chance early, scoring 125 […]

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  Fourteen Elk River athletes signed national letters of intent on Wednesday, and a reception was held for them with parents and coaches at the school in the morning. Kaylee Forster signed with University of New Hampshire, becoming the eighth Elk girl to go Division I in hockey. All three Elk seniors signed. Emily Heid […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Junior forward Clay Elrod joined Elk River’s 1,000-point club late in a 73-45 loss to Park Center on Friday evening. Elrod yanked a loose ball from a Pirate defender on the blocks and banked home a basket that put him at 1,001 points. He had 19 for the game, […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River basketball coach had an easy time pinpointing what he likes best about Clay Elrod. “I like that he is a sophomore,” Randy Klasen grinned. “And I have him for two more years.” Elrod, who’s technically a post player but scores more like a guard, averaged 18.1 points […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The game that ended Elk River’s season followed a familiar script Tuesday evening. The Elks and Bemidji were tied 64-64 with a minute left in their Section 8AAAA opener. The Elks had 17 nail-biters like that in 27 games. They won seven of the first 10 close ones, but […]

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The Elk River Elks closed the regular season with a 73-67 victory over Robbinsdale Armstrong at home on Friday evening, clinching a winning record for the season and a fourth-place finish in the conference. Elk sophomore center Clay Elrod hit 20 points and senior guard Ryan Ness chipped in 17. Junior guard Porter Morrell had […]

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Three sharpshooters combined for 69 points as Elk River snapped a six-game losing streak with an 82-72 conquest of Champlin Park at home Tuesday evening. Junior guard Porter Morrell poured in 26 points, shooting  9-for-13 on field goals. His brother, senior guard Tucker Morrell, sniped for 19, hitting 4-for-9 on 3-pointers. Sophomore post Clay Elrod […]

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Elk River dropped its sixth straight game, and fifth straight that went down to the final seconds, on Friday evening, with Maple Grove holding off the Elks 66-63. Porter Morrell notched 19 points and 7 rebounds for the Elks. Clay Elrod sank 16 points and Ryan Ness 11. Brycen Wojta led Maple Grove with 19 […]

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