Porter Morrell

  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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  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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