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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Alexandria's Rachel Kriese didn't know where she was going to end up placing among some talented divers in the Section 6A field, but she knew she was going to enjoy Saturday's competition in her home pool at Discovery Middle School. This could have been her last meet. That hit her during practice last week, and she was determined to enjoy every bit of it.
The Alexandria Blizzard has settled into an early-season groove after winning its fifth straight game with a sweep of a 0-16 Chicago Bulldogs team and a 10-1 win over Willmar this past weekend. Alexandria (10-6, 20 points) dominated both weekend games in Chicago, winning 12-1 on Sunday after a 6-0 win on Saturday. The story of both games is on full display in the shot disparity between the two teams: On Sunday, it was Blizzard 81, Bulldogs 18. Saturday was much of the same as Alexandria outshot Chicago 88-12.
The number of deer registered through the opening weekend of firearms season Nov. 12-13 was down 3 percent from a year ago. The Minnesota DNR released its initial harvest numbers last week, with firearms hunters registering 68,958 deer during the first two days of firearms season. Of the deer harvested, 67 percent were bucks, compared to 68 percent of the first weekend harvest of 2015.
Alexandria swim coach Kathy Walker had a lot on her mind as she walked her dog early Saturday morning. The Cardinals were hosting the Section 6A meet at Discovery Middle...
The Alexandria football team saw first hand on Saturday what all the fuss was about with top-ranked Elk River. The Elks (11-0) came into the game averaging 455 rushing yards...
Ben Beyer couldn't be caught in the Class AAA state quarterfinals on Friday night in Alexandria. The senior running back for Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton rushed for a 64-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Senior quarterback Ethan Edeen then hit him up the middle for a 66-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. It was part of 133 all-purpose yards for Beyer in the first half as the Rebels (11-0) built a 22-8 lead and went on to win 43-20 against Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta (9-2).
The College of Saint Benedict (2-0) and Concordia College (1-0-1) in Moorhead women's hockey teams will play at the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria on Saturday at 5 p.m. It's...
McKenzie Revering and Jake Drew were joined by family and friends at Alexandria Area High School on Friday morning for a signing ceremony that was a little extra special given the circumstances both are going through. The two Alexandria seniors inked their letters of intent to further their athletic and academic careers at Division I schools on what was the third day of the early signing period for seniors. Drew will play baseball at North Dakota State University, while Revering will go to the University of Minnesota-Duluth for women's hockey.
Advanced tickets are on sale for Saturday's state quarterfinal football game between Alexandria and Elk River at St. Cloud State University. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. between the 9-1...
Alexandria Area High School will be the site for the state football Class 3A quarterfinal game between Morris Area and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton tonight, Friday. DGF is 10-1, while Morris Area is...