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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Verndale is a perennially strong football program that is one of the best 9-Man teams in the state this season, and Brandon-Evansville has played right with the Pirates twice.
Moorhead could have clinched the win in Alexandria on Saturday if what looked like a sure interception would have been caught late in the fourth quarter. Instead, Jaran Roste’s throw...
The Brandon-Evansville football team saw its season come to an end on Saturday afternoon at Verndale in a 24-14 loss to the Pirates. The Chargers (7-3) led 14-12 after one...
The Osakis football team has taken some lumps since making a jump from the Class A to AA level a handful of years ago. That’s why a win on Saturday...
The Brandon-Evansville volleyball team knew what it was up against heading into the subsection semifinals of the 6A Tournament at Minnewaska. Underwood is 26-4 for a reason and had beaten...
FOOTBALL 8-3A playoffs: Alexandria vs. Moorhead, 7 p.m. 5AA playoffs: Osakis vs. Paynesville, 2 p.m. Section 4, 9-Man playoffs: Brandon-Evansville at Verndale, 2 p.m. BLIZZARD HOCKEY Alexandria at Willmar, 7:10...
SECTION 3AA New London-Spicer 3, Minnewaska 0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-22) 6A SOUTH Brandon-Evansville 3, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 1 (25-23, 17-23, 25-14, 25-18) Henning 3, Parkers Prairie 1 (25-25, 26-24, 25-21, 25-23) SECTION 6AA Albany 3, Osakis 0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-21) Sauk Centre 3, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 0 (25-14, 25-9, 25-11)
The Minnewaska volleyball team had its season ended at the hands of New London-Spicer in the Section 3AA Tournament on Thursday in a 3-0 sweep. The Wildcats (13-15) won the first set 25-18 before securing the win with 25-20 and 25-22 wins in the second and third. Carley Stewart led the Lakers (6-17) with eight kills. Bailey Stewart had 11 digs and Taylor Amundson finished with 17 assists. NL-S 3, MINNEWASKA 0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-22)
The Moorhead football team was fresh off a 48-0 dismantling of Bemidji on Tuesday night when the conversation shifted to this weekend. The Spuds (5-4) wanted another shot at Alexandria after the Cardinals beat them 36-14 when they met on Sept. 9. They will get that opportunity when the two teams kick off on Saturday night at 7 from Alexandria Area High School in the Section 8-5A semifinals.
The Brandon-Evansville football team knows the task at hand on Saturday. It's no longer good enough to play close to a team like Verndale; not for a now 7-2 Chargers program that believes it can beat any team in the section if it plays to its potential.