Porter Morrell

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 [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor If you thought Porter Morrell and Jake Wilson were long-range sharpshooters during the regular season, you should have seen them at the state all-star game Saturday, in the 3-point contest, that is. Morrell, Elk River guard, and Wilson, Zimmerman forward, each nailed 17 of them in just 45 seconds, [...]

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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. [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Porter Morrell has been the quintessential point guard for Elk River the last two years, but sometimes it seems his secret desire is to play low post. A couple times a game, when the Elks face man-to-man, the six-foot, 160-pound senior drops down to the blocks, takes a feed from [...]

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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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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 the plate, fast ball, curve ball, and changeup,” said coach [...]

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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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