Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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The Gould Brothers Shooting exhibition show is coming to Alexandria on Oct. 1 at the Alexandria Shooting Park. The professional trick shooters from the Alexandria area will perform at the local park from 10-11 a.m. that Saturday and share their life-changing "secret to success." The event is sponsored by the Alexandria Covenant Church Men's Ministry and all ages are welcome.
The Alexandria Blizzard hockey team split its two games at La Crosse this past weekend after a 5-3 loss at New Ulm Friday. Alexandria (2-2) defeated the Freeze (3-1) 4-2...
The Alexandria Blizzard lost a 5-3 game at the New Ulm Steel on Friday night after a late rally fell short. The Steel scored two goals in the first period...
Alexandria 56, Willmar 12 Brandon-Evansville 45, CGB 8 Osakis 46, Wadena-Deer Creek 6 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 27, Parkers Prairie 20 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 12, West Central Area-Ashby 9 Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta 34, Minnewaska 14
The Brandon-Evansville football team did something it has never done in program history, and did so in dominant fashion. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley had never lost to Brandon-Evansville before Friday. That run came...
VOLLEYBALL Alexandria at Apple Valley Invite, 9:30 a.m. WCA at Hancock Tourney, 9 a.m. Parkers Prairie Tourney, 8:30 a.m. BOYS SOCCER Minnewaska vs. Princeton, Noon CROSS COUNTRY Osakis at Milaca,...
The Alexandria volleyball team fell a little shy in a five-set match against Sauk Rapids-Rice in Central Lakes Conference action on Thursday night. The Storm (6-6, 3-3 CLC) won 15-11 in the fifth as the two teams went back and forth all night. The Cardinals (4-8, 3-4 CLC) won the first set 25-19 and the third set 25-21, while Sauk Rapids-Rice won the second 27-25 and the fourth 25-18.
The Brandon-Evansville football team can look across the field on Friday night and see a program that the Chargers would like to emulate when Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley comes to town for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The Wolverines have a history of producing good teams at the 9-man level. That includes a state title in 2012 and a runner-up trophy in 2008. They were 8-2 a season ago, which included a 32-30 win over the Chargers on Sept. 11.
Good teams find ways to win when things don't always go their way. Coaches would rather their players learn from a win than to take lessons from a loss, and that's where the Alexandria football team is at this week with a trip to Willmar looming this Friday night on the road.
The Osakis volleyball team ran into Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and couldn't quite get over the hump in a few close sets before falling 3-1 at home on Thursday. The Jaguars (5-7) won a close first set 25-23 before the Silverstreaks (8-7) got that one back with a 25-22 in the second. BBE controlled things from there, winning 25-16 and 25-13 to secure the match.