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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There was nothing that could take away from how fun this season has already been for the players and coaches of the Parkers Prairie baseball team after going from 8-12...
Osakis sophomore Alayna Eldred will make another trip to the Class AA state golf tournament, and her teammates came within six shots of joining her. The Silverstreaks just missed winning the team title at the Section 6AA meet that wrapped up on Tuesday. They shot a two-day score of 745 to finish second. St. Cloud Cathedral won its way to the state tournament with a 739, while Becker (778) and Milaca (783) rounded out the top four. Osakis' 367 on day two was an 18-hole season-best for the Silverstreaks.
SOFTBALL Alexandria vs. Mankato West, Class AAA state tournament in Mankato, 11 a.m. BASEBALL WCA vs. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, 6A playoffs at Chizek Field in Morris, Noon Parkers Prairie vs. winner of...
The local Fellowship of Christian Athletes is hosting its Alexandria Area Junior Sports camp June 23-24 at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria. The camp is for kids in grades 4-6 in the fall of 2016 and is an opportunity for them to compete and develop their skills in sports and build their personal character. Each camper will receive an FCA New Testament Bible, a T-shirt and lanyard. The coaching staff at the camp will include college, high school and youth coaches. High school athletes will also help with the camp and lead the camp huddles.
More studies continue to confirm that the loss of pollinators around the globe has the ability to threaten the world’s food supply. A report released by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform...
The Alexandria Area High School trap shooting team will head to the State Championship shoot at its home park fresh off a regular season where the Cardinals won a Class 8A, Conference 2 title. Alexandria led after week one and held that spot through all five weeks of competition in front of second-place finisher Lakeville South. The Cardinals had two individuals finish among the top 100 shooters in the state in Jeremy Knight and Owen Weisel.
Spring walleye fishing in a lot of Minnesota lakes often means jigs or slip-sinker live bait rigs tipped with minnows and fished slowly in fairly shallow water. As spring gives way to summer and the water warms, however, the walleyes are often more susceptible to fishing presentations that fish faster. Here is a look at a couple of my favorite "fast" summer fishing techniques.
The Parkers Prairie baseball coaches watched as Brandon-Evansville made a run to a state tournament last year and wanted to give their own players some motivation heading into this spring...
BASEBALL WCA vs. Parkers Prairie, Section 6A playoffs at Morris Area Chizek Field, 4 p.m. (game was originally scheduled to be at Minnewaska Area High School) BOYS GOLF Osakis at...
The second Douglas County Bow Fishing Challenge is set for June 11-12. Check-in is from 6-8 p.m. on June 11 before boats depart at 9 p.m. Weigh-in is from 5-6 a.m. on June 12. Both the check-in and weigh-in are at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. There is a 100 percent payback for the most rough fish shot. The first-place boat gets $2,250, second gets $1,125, third prize is $675 and fourth place will receive $450. The biggest fish will win the shooter a $100. Prize money is based upon a 50-boat maximum registration. Cost is $90 per boat with up to three people per boat.