Tucker Morrell

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 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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Elk River athletes Tucker Morrell and Sadie Martin got some Star-Tribune attention this week. Morrell, senior baseball pitcher, was named one of the athletes-of-the-week for pitching a 2-1 win over No. 4 ranked Coon Rapids and its junior ace Logan Shore last Thursday. The Star-Trib led off the segment with Morrell and gave him the […]

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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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  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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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 baseball is off to a 3-2 start, following their second straight well-pitched road win Thursday. Tucker Morrell twirled  a five-hitter to beat Coon Rapids 5-1 , giving up a run on three errors in the first. The Elks made no more miscues, and got a two-run double from Sam Krick and an RBI […]

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