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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It's only the second week of the season, but Osakis football coach Bill Infanger views this Friday's match-up against Otter Tail Central as an important one in the district picture this fall. The Silverstreaks are riding high after rushing for 381 yards in a 56-14 win at Pelican Rapids last Friday. The Bulldogs are 0-1 after a 26-14 loss to Barnesville, but Infanger expects another good OTC team when the two programs square off at 7 p.m. in Osakis Friday.
The Alexandria Golf Club is planning a future that may not include 14-year head golf professional Ron Rebrovich. That's the way it stands after the club's board of directors voted not to renew Rebrovich's contract during a meeting in late August. Rebrovich said he was called into a meeting with three board members on Aug. 24, where he was told that the club was going to follow a new business model that included taking over the pro shop and hiring a general manager to oversee the club's whole operations.
The fall months have reputations for being some of the best months of the entire year for fishing, as most fish species, walleyes included, are actively feeding during this time. However, simply hitting the water and wetting a line does not guarantee success. In fact, because fall walleyes can be shallow to very deep and everywhere in between, and because they can be caught lots of ways, this can be one of the most challenging times as well. Here are some suggestions for increasing your odds for walleye fishing success this fall.
I walked west under the canopy of the forest trees on a hot day in mid-August to check a camera near a stand I had set earlier this summer. It had been about a month since I last visited this location, so I had high hopes for what might be on that memory card. Instead of a lot of deer, I encountered an entirely different world the closer I got to my stand.
Alexandria freshman Sidney Drew got the first hat trick of her young varsity career on Tuesday night, and she didn’t have to wait long to get it. Drew scored the...
The pheasant population continues to rebound in Minnesota with mild winters and good nesting-season conditions the last couple years, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' annual roadside survey. The DNR released this year's findings on Sept. 6 that showed the pheasant index was up 29 percent compared to last year. The numbers are still 14 percent below the 10-year average and 48 percent below the long-term average, but it's a step in the right direction as hunters look toward the opener on Oct. 15.
VOLLEYBALL Alexandria at Fergus Falls, 7 p.m. Royalton at Osakis, 7:30 p.m. Brandon-Evansville vs. Battle Lake, 7:15 p.m. Minnewaska at Melrose, 7 p.m. WCA at Wheaton, 7 p.m. Parkers Prairie...
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...