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 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.
The Alexandria track and field teams had already secured four spots at the state tournament during Wednesday's prelims in Sauk Rapids. JeAnna Miller (high jump), Josh Molden (triple jump) and Megan and Bethany Hasz (3,200) accomplished that task earlier in the week. On Saturday on their home track, the Cardinals secured eight more spots at Hamline University June 10-11.
The West Central Area baseball team will play for a spot in the Section 6A championship against a familiar foe in Parkers Prairie after the Knights and Panthers won their way there on Thursday. Parkers Prairie, the top-ranked team in Class A, beat Browerville-Eagle Valley 2-0 before taking care of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 12-2. The second-seeded Knights won 14-4 against Wheaton-Herman-Norcross before edging the West's top-seeded team, Ortonville, in an 11-9 game in eight innings.
TRACK AND FIELD Section 8AA Team at AAHS, 9:30 a.m.