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 VFW 15s baseball team swept a doubleheader against Morris to open up the summer season last Tuesday, winning the nightcap 9-2 after winning 14-4 in the opener. The 15s had seven hits and eight walks in game two as they scored five runs through the first two innings and added four more in the fourth. Braden Anderson was 3-for-3, while Isaac Sanow and Jack Allen walked twice and Shawn Johnson reached base on three free passes to help with the win.
Alexandria’s Megan and Bethany Hasz came up just short in their bid to capture a 1-2 finish in the 3,200-meter run at the Class AA state meet in St. Paul...
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 on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services this past winter warned that without an international effort, an increasing number of pollinators face extinction.
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...