Corey Collins

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Last fall, Corey Collins was a key figure in the rousing revival of Elk River football, an experience he ranks as his top sports thrill. But his favorite game, the one he’ll continue, is baseball. Collins, a three-year varsity starter in both baseball and football, alternates between shortstop and center […]

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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 hurler Tucker Morrell gave up six […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Four home runs is usually more than a season’s worth in Elk River baseball. But the first-place Elks went deep that many times in one game Wednesday as they pummeled Centennial 9-2 at Circle Pines. Brady Givens smashed a three-run homer in the first inning, Sam Wirtz drilled solo shots […]

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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 team,” said Elk […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River baseball has new uniforms and a new coach this year, and so far the newbies have not experienced a defeat. Their new closer helps a lot, too. Brady Givens picked up his second “save” this week and knocked in three runs as the Elks fended off a […]

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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 Armstrong 7-5 at home on on a windy, 45-degree Monday. The Elks […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Pitch counts were a key stat for Elk River as Tucker Morrell led the Elks to a 2-1 opening victory over No. 4 ranked,  perennial power Coon Rapids on Thursday. The Elk senior righthander had a low enough count  to finish his own game after his team scored the […]

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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,” said coach […]

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