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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EAGLES HORSESHOE LEAGUE (May 23 ringers and season total points) Jerry Zastrow, 26 ringers/Judy Carlson, 14 ringers - 13 points Gary Stotesbery, 21 ringers/Mike Dunn, 21 ringers - 12 points Mary Botten, 19 ringers/Jolene Olson, 18 ringers - 11 points Jim Syverson, 49 ringers/Dale Anderson, 12 ringers - 10 points Shawn Carlson, 11 ringers/Cody Smith, 3 ringers - 9 points Jeff Thompson, vac/Dave Olson, 2 ringers - 8 points Jerry Nelson, 19 ringers/Darren Barten, 16 ringers - 7 points
The Osakis baseball team lost an 8-0 game against second-seeded Pierz in the 6AA playoffs on Tuesday evening to drop to the bottom half of the bracket. The Pioneers are 18-4 with their four losses coming by a combined six runs. They got by Osakis behind a dominant pitching performance from Matt Tautges. The junior went into the seventh inning with a no-hitter before Logan Hartshorn singled with two outs. Brady Berberich struck out to end the game, giving Tautges his 11th strikeout of the night.
The Brandon-Evansville softball team ran into a buzz saw in the form of undefeated New York Mills on Tuesday night as the Chargers lost a 14-4 game to drop into the bottom half of the bracket in the 6A playoffs. The Eagles are 23-0 behind a potent offense that averages 11.5 runs per game. They were at it again on Tuesday as they put up three runs through the first two innings before nine runs in the fifth helped put things away.
BASEBALL Alexandria vs. Fergus Falls, 8-3A playoffs, at Knute Nelson Ballpark, 5 p.m. SOFTBALL Alexandria at Detroit Lakes, 8-3A playoffs, 4 p.m. TRACK AND FIELD Section 8AA Team at Sauk...
BASEBALL Alexandria vs. Sartell-St. Stephen, 8-3A playoffs, 5 p.m. Brandon-Evansville at New York Mills, 6A playoffs, 5 p.m. Osakis vs. Pierz, 6AA playoffs, at Faber Field in St. Cloud, 7...
Alexandria’s Ally Albers got her first pressure situation in the playoffs out of the way on Monday afternoon, and the eighth grader passed with flying colors. Albers was pitching in...
An entire weekend of racing at the Viking Speedway has been washed out after another rain shower passed through Alexandria on Sunday afternoon. The local oval was set to host...
The Alexandria baseball team will enter the playoffs on a four-game winning streak after beating Moorhead on the road in a 4-3 game on Monday night. The Cardinals (10-10) salvaged a .500 regular season with the way they ended things. They also finalized a home playoff game after getting the fourth seed when the final QRF rankings came out on Friday. Alexandria will host fifth-seeded Sartell-St. Stephen on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Little Falls (15-5) is the top seed in the 8-3A field, while Bemidji (10-10) and Albany (11-8) are seeded second and third, respectively.
The Osakis boys and girls track and field teams finished second among a talented field at the Subsection 23 meet in Long Prairie on Thursday. It's a move from the Subsection 21 field that the Silverstreaks competed in during year's past. The Osakis girls scored 124 points, behind only Pequot Lakes (138.50). LPGE took third at the meet with 83.50 points. The Osakis boys tallied 94 points, second to a dominant Pequot Lakes team at 162. Upsala-Swanville was third at 92.
The Osakis baseball team continued its turnaround season with perhaps its most impressive win of all this spring in the Section 6AA-West opener on Thursday. Osakis was the sixth seed in the subsection and had to get past third-seeded Sauk Centre on the road. The Silverstreaks did just that, overcoming Mainstreeters' ace Will Funk, who will play at St. Cloud State University next year, in the process during a 7-1 win for Osakis. "We played one of the best games we have played all year and it couldn't have come at a better time," head coach Shad Schmidt said.