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 Minnesota Twins are in an enviable position with a rare commodity in baseball. Power-hitting second basemen don't come along all that often, but that's exactly what Brian Dozier is. Dozier had a career season last summer with numbers that any team would take — 42 home runs, 104 runs scored, 35 doubles and 99 RBIs. Add that to the fact that he's owed just $15 million over the next two years, and it's easy to see why he is one of the hottest names in trade rumors this offseason.
BOYS BASKETBALL Osakis at Litchfield, 7 p.m. B-E at WHN, 7:30 p.m. WCA vs. Hillcrest Lutheran, 7:30 p.m. Parkers Prairie at Bertha-Hewitt, 7:30 p.m. Minnewaska vs. Morris Area, 7:30 p.m...
I knew what I had to do by the time the third deer passed my stand on Saturday afternoon. I hunted all season hoping to catch up to a mature buck with my bow. It was a lot of hours in a tree and just one 3-year-old spotted to show for it. I'm fortunate to have a wife who lets me pursue my passion of bow hunting, but with daughters ages 3 years and 8 months at home, it was time to fill my tag with a nice doe if a shot came up.
BOYS BASKETBALL Alexandria at Little Falls, 7:30 p.m. PPD DUE TO WEATHER B-E vs. Hancock, 7:30 p.m. PPD DUE TO WEATHER Minnewaska at LPGE, 7:30 p.m. PPD DUE TO WEATHER...
Firearm hunters looking to hunt spring turkeys during the first two seasons this spring can apply in the lottery now, with a deadline of Friday, Jan. 27, to do so.
The Alexandria boys basketball team ran away from Moorhead in its season opener on Friday as the Cardinals secured an 86-59 win on the road. Senior guard Spencer Hockert had a game-high 22 points for Alexandria. Sophomore guard Trey Hoepner made an impact in his varsity debut with 20 points, while senior Robert Anderson (18), junior Justin Balcome (11), and senior Jake Drew (10) added to a balanced night with five Alexandria players in double figures.
The Alexandria girls basketball team suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday morning against a big and talented Centennial team in the Breakdown Sports Tip Off Classic in Hopkins. The Cougars, 2-0 and ranked third in the Class 4A polls, showed why they are one of the top big-school teams in the state on their way to the 64-44 win. The Cardinals hung close early before Centennial got out on the break and built their lead to 30-17 at the half. Centennial held Alexandria's backcourt of Macy Hatlestad and Kendall Kohler to five first-half points.
BLIZZARD HOCKEY The Alexandria Blizzard got a big West-Division win on Saturday night after shutting out Granite City on the road in a 2-0 game. The Lumberjacks outshot the Blizzard...
BOYS BASKETBALL Alexandria 86, Moorhead 59 The Alexandria boys basketball team ran away from Moorhead in its season opener on Friday as the Cardinals secured an 86-59 win on the...
GIRLS BASKETBALL Alexandria at Centennial, 9:30 a.m. WCA at Benson Tournament, 6 p.m. Minnewaska vs. NL-Spicer, 7:30 p.m. DANCE Alexandria at Detroit Lakes, 11 a.m. GYMNASTICS Alexandria at Jack Mann...