Porter Morrell, two-time MVP of the Elk River basketball team, has committed to Northwestern University of St. Paul. The 6-2 point guard averaged 18.5 points and 4.8 assists as a senior and shot 42.6 percent on 3-pointers for a 20-9 Elk team. He was selected for the state all-star games. Morrell said he felt comfortable [...]
Elk River’s Porter Morrell and Zimmerman’s Jake Wilson played in the state high school basketball series Friday evening at St. Cloud State. Morrell tallied 11 points and Wilson 9 points for the Maroon team which lost to the Charcoal team 130-95. The two local stars were among 40 seniors on four teams selected by [...]
BASKETBALL, BOYS Record — 13-7 conference, 20-9 overall All-conference — Porter Morrell (sr G), Bryan Edwards (sr C), Clay Elrod (jr F) … Honorable mention: none Team awards — MVP: Morrell … Most improved: Edwards … Hustler: Hadden Team leaders — Scoring: Morrell 18.5 (536), Elrod 17.1 (496), Edwards 9.5 (275), Hadden 5.1 (143) … [...]
Elk River’s Porter Morrell and Zimmerman’s Jake Wilson are among 40 seniors selected to the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association all-star games. Morrell, a point guard who averaged 18.5 points and 4.8 assists, and Wilson, a forward who averaged 19.2 points and 7.6 rebounds, will play on the Maroon team coached by Dave Montbriand of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor With six seconds left in Elk River’s section championship duel against Brainerd on Thursday evening, Porter Morrell and coach Randy Klasen finally knew it was time to give up the ghost. Brainerd was leading by four and going to the free throw line as Morrell, shoulders sagging, brushed against [...]
Elk River’s section championship game against Brainerd will be played at St. Cloud Tech on Thursday beginning 7 p.m., the two schools announced. The Elks beat Moorhead 78-77 in overtime while Brainerd stopped Buffalo 73-64 in the Section 8AAAA semifinals on Tuesday at St. Cloud State. The Warriors (27-1), ranked No. 8 in the [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Terry Hadden was a big-play guy for the Elk River football team last fall as a defensive back and punt returner, helping the Elks win their first section title in two decades. His senior basketball season was less illustrious before Monday night. The senior guard was averaging 3.9 points [...]
The Section 8AAAA boys quarterfinal games, including Elk River vs. Moorhead, were postponed from Saturday evening to Monday evening due to stormy weather affecting the northern teams. On Monday at St. Cloud State, Brainerd will duel Buffalo at 6 p.m., followed by the Elks vs. Spuds.