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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Wadena native James Kern played football in Alexandria the last time the town had a semi-pro team in the Great Plains League during the early 2000s, and he's aiming to bring a team back to the city. Kern was in Alexandria on Monday to line up an all-star game at Alexandria Area High School this September. That's to help showcase the better players of the current seven-team Midwest Premier Football League (MPFL).
The Alexandria trap shooting team had nine students finish with scores of 45 or better out of a possible 50 during the May 9 shoot at the Alexandria Shooting Park. Spencer Lamb and Jordan Trenne each had perfect series of 25 as both finished with scores of 47 overall. Jeremy Knight and CJ Schlosser joined them with 47 totals. Bryce Claassen and Kallista Roers shot 46s, while McKinley Danielson, Sam Pederson and Owen Weisel each shot a 45 on a day when 86 kids shot and the team totaled a score of 3,140.
BASEBALL Brandon-Evansville at Hancock, 5 p.m. Ashby at WHN, 5 p.m. Osakis vs. B-EV, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL Osakis vs. Staples-Motley, 5 p.m. Minnewaska vs. BOLD, 5 p.m. TRACK AND FIELD...
It was cold. It was windy. But it was the Minnesota fishing opener. That meant there are those who braved the elements on Saturday to officially put winter behind them...
SCORES FROM FRIDAY, MAY 13 BASEBALL Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (8-5) 9, West Central Area (7-7) 8 SOFTBALL Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (13-3) 12, West Central Area (6-11) 7
BOYS GOLF Alexandria Invite at Lake Miltona GC, 8:30 a.m. CANCELLED GIRLS GOLF Alexandria at Staples-Motley, 9:30 a.m. BOYS TENNIS WCC Tourney at Montevideo, 9 a.m.
BASEBALL Alexandria at Brainerd, 5 p.m. Osakis vs. Upsala-Swanville, 5 p.m. PPD Minnewaska vs. Albany, 5 p.m. CANCELLED WCA vs. LPGE at Osakis High School , 5 p.m. Parkers Prairie...
The Parkers Prairie softball team scored two runs in the sixth inning to secure a 7-6 win over West Central Area on Thursday night. Darianne Saxton and Kendra Thoennes both walked to start the inning. They came around to score on a base hit by Nichole Albright. It was part of a four-hit day for Albright as the sophomore finished with three RBIs. Caroline Carlson added three hits and two RBIs.
The Alexandria boys tennis team ran into perennial power St. Cloud Tech and fell 7-0 on Thursday in straight sets at every spot. The Tigers are the six-time defending Central Lakes Conference champions. They showed off their strength by giving up just four games in the singles lineup. The closest match came at third doubles, where Alexandria's Grant Storm and Wade Smith fell 6-1, 7-5. The Cardinals got just three games in the other two doubles spots.
The Brandon-Evansville softball team fell into second place in the Pheasant Conference on Thursday night as Hillcrest Lutheran Academy won a 10-0 game. It was a battle of the two top teams in the league, and the Comets (7-1, 6-1 Pheasant) never trailed. They scored once in the first inning and added four-run frames in the third and sixth to end things by the 10-run rule.