Elk River boys basketball

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Park Center Pirates may have struggled with Elk River in the first meeting but they dominated the rematch 73-45 on Friday evening in Elk River. The Pirates, ranked No. 3 in Class 4A, led 42-23 with a dazzling first-half performance including three dunks, four 3-point shots (all from [...]

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The Elk River boys lost to Champlin Park 76-63 there Tuesday evening. Clay Elrod scored 23 points and Porter Morrell 18 for the Elks (10-5 conference, 15-6 overall). The Elks won the previous match 64-63 over the Rebels (9-6 conference, 15-6 overall.) The Elks will host No. 4 ranked Park Center on Friday. Elk scoring [...]

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Porter Morrell led with 28 points as the Elk River Elks beat Andover 69-57 on Friday evening in Andover. Morrell, senior point guard, made 13 of 14 free shots and was 3-for-5 on 3-pointers. The Elks cashed 28 of 34 free shots with Clay Elrod 6-for-6 and Bryan Edwards 5-for-7. Elrod scored 17 points, Edwards [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor When Zach Ernst missed a chance to give Elk River a win over Blaine in overtime, his team was both comforting and prophetic. “They just said, nice try, don’t worry, you’ll get them in the next overtime,” said the sophomore guard. The Elks won 80-68 as Ernst broke the [...]

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The Brainerd Warriors, coming off their first loss of the season the night before, rebuffed a challenge by section rival Elk River, 58-36 on Saturday afternoon in Brainerd. Brainerd was 14-0 before losing a wild 95-93 decision at Moorhead on Friday evening with senior forward Aaron Lien scoring  53 points for the Spuds. The Warriors [...]

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The Elk River boys posted their third straight lopsided win, 66-41 over the Anoka Tornadoes, there Thursday evening. Clay Elrod tallied 21 points, shooting 8-for-8 at the line and 6-for-10 from the field. Porter Morrell  hit 15 points,  made 6 assists and grabbed 7 rebounds. Bryan Edwards  notched 9 points and 10 rebounds. The Elks [...]

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    by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River Elks had one of those rare games where a team can seemingly can do no wrong Tuesday evening, and thumped a good Edina Hornets squad 76-52 at home. Their big guns took turns taking over the game as junior forward Clay Elrod scored 21 of [...]

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Elk River coasted to a 60-30 win over winless Coon Rapids at home on Friday evening. Clay Elrod led with 17 points and 6 rebounds as 11 players scored for the Elks  (7-4 conference, 11-4 overall). Bryan Edwards notched 12 points and 6 rebounds. The Elks weren’t making their 3-pointers (3-for-18) but picked a good [...]

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