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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Five-year-old Jane Hill came all the way from Austin, Texas to Lake Cowdry to catch her first largemouth bass. Hill was fishing off a dock on Cowdry when the bass hit. She landed it on her Sponge Bob rod and reel and had a little help holding it up for the picture.
The Brandon-Evansville volleyball team ran into the top team in the Little Eight Conference on Tuesday night as Underwood came to town and left with a 3-1 win. The Rockets stayed perfect (7-0, 4-0 LEC) by closing out the match with 25-14 and 25-13 wins after the Chargers (8-6, 2-2 LEC) had tied things at one apiece with a 25-21 in the second set. Underwood won the first set by that same score.
The Osakis tennis team had the goal of getting to the point where the Silverstreaks will be a dangerous team to play come tournament time at the beginning of October...
The Alexandria girls tennis team swept Moorhead on Monday night as the Cardinals didn't drop a set. "Moorhead has a very young, inexperienced team this season, so our girls dominated at most of the spots," Alexandria head coach Dave Ronning said. Ellie Ronning paced the singles lineup with a 6-1, 6-1 win at the top spot. Jamie Lanoue (6-2, 6-1), Kim Snell (6-0, 6-1) and Alli Prestby (7-6 (4), 6-3) rounded out the singles lineup.
The Alexandria boys soccer team went north to take on Moorhead and came back with a 3-0 loss to the Spuds. It took just two minutes for Moorhead to grab its first lead. The Spuds added goals in the 18th and 55th minutes to take complete control. Zach Harstad had 13 saves in the losing effort for Alexandria. It's the fourth straight loss for the Cardinals as they fall to 4-5 overall. Moorhead improved to 8-2. "The boys played well against a very good team," Alexandria head coach Cahil Collins said. "We continue to improve our team play."
VOLLEYBALL Alexandria vs. Sartell, 7 p.m. Osakis vs. LPGE, 7:30 p.m. Brandon-Evansville vs. Underwood, 7:15 p.m. Minnewaska vs. BOLD, 7 p.m. WCA at Frazee, 7 p.m. Parkers Prairie vs. Rothsay,...
The Osakis football team used big plays offensively to run away with two wins out of the gate, but the Silverstreaks ran into a big Staples-Motley team on Friday that never let that happen in a 14-7 win for the Cardinals. Osakis scored first in this one early in the second quarter when quarterback Zach Weir found Josh Peterka for a 25-yard touchdown pass. Reid DeWenter added the extra point, and it was 7-0. That touchdown by Peterka ended up being one of the only big gains of the night for the Silverstreaks (2-1).
The Brandon-Evansville football team isn't going to try to trick anybody when it lines up to run an offensive play. The Chargers have an old-school approach. In a day and age when some high schools are trying to spread teams out offensively, Brandon-Evansville lines up and runs right at people. So far, there hasn't been much an opponent can do to stop it. "It starts up front," head coach Tim Pattrin said. "Our boys up front are picking up blitzes well, they're coming off the ball well and opening big holes."
VOLLEYBALL B-E at Minnewaska Tourney, 9 a.m. GIRLS TENNIS Osakis, PP at LPGE Tourney, 9 a.m. GIRLS SWIMMING Alexandria at U of M Invite, 11 a.m. BOYS SOCCER Minnewaska at...
Alexandria 48, St. Cloud Apollo 42 Parkers Prairie 32, Upsala-Swanville Area 21 Brandon-Evansville 37, MACCRAY 18 Staples-Motley 14, Osakis 7 Royalton 21, West Central Area-Ashby 0 BOLD 26, Minnewaska 0