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 Alexandria cross country teams opened up their season in Brainerd at the 17th annual Run For Your Melon race as the boys and girls both finished second behind Little...
The Osakis football team couldn’t have gotten off to a much better start than putting up 56 points and averaging 8.5 yards per carry like it did at Pelican Rapids...
West Central Area junior quarterback Ross Anderson scanned the field early in the fourth quarter in the season opener at Morris on Friday and found one of his best friends...
One look at the final score in Alexandria’s season opening road win at Monticello, and one would assume the Cardinals were in midseason form. Alexandria put up huge numbers in...
FOOTBALL Alexandria at Monticello, 7 p.m. Osakis at Pelican Rapids, 7 p.m. Brandon-Evansville at Verndale, 7 p.m. Minnewaska vs. Holdingford, 7 p.m. WCA-Ashby at Morris Area, 7 p.m. Parkers Prairie...
Beginning Sept. 1, hunters can access 23,500 acres of private land across 46 counties in western and south-central Minnesota through the Walk-In Access program. "Hunters tell us that finding land to hunt is their biggest challenge," said Scott Roemhildt, Walk-In Access coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. "This program allows them to hunt high-quality private land without knocking on doors looking for permission."
No one wanted the main show at the Viking Speedway to end the way it did on Saturday night. Not fans, not speedway officials and certainly not drivers of the Fallen Linemen Modified Special that had $2,000 on the line for the winner. Twenty-seven cars lined up for the final feature of the night that Nelson driver Josh Thoennes ended up winning as he held off Kensington's Zach Johnson before the 10:45 curfew came and ended the race with nine laps left.
The Carlos Whitecaps senior baseball team was 0-6 at one point this season before a meeting among the players helped turn things around. Since that point, the Whitecaps rattled off wins in 11 of their next 12 games. It was capped off this past weekend with a Class B state title after Carlos beat Apple Valley 4-2 on Saturday and the Belle Plaine Gray Tigers 3-2 in the title game on Sunday. It's the second B title in the last six years after the Whitecaps won it in their inaugural season in 2010.
The Brandon-Evansville football team would have been excited for any season opener, but a team they can't seem to see enough of adds to the intrigue this week. It's a program the Chargers know all too well as they travel to Verndale to take on an always-tough Pirates team for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
The Osakis volleyball team ran into a now 6-0 Paynesville team on Tuesday night on the road and came home with a 3-0 loss to the Bulldogs. The Silverstreaks (2-3) fought in all three games but couldn't quite get over the hump in 25-22, 28-26 and 25-18 losses. "We started out point for point with a very strong and quick Paynesville team," head coach Kirsten Wessel said. "Both teams made a lot of serving errors to start the match, energy, jitters."