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Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.

Morken has been with the Echo Press since graduating with a journalism degree from Augustana College (now Augustana University) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2007. Before that, he grew up in the town of Cottonwood, Minnesota.

Contact him at emorken@echopress.com or by phone at 320-763-1229. Follow him on Twitter @echo_sports.

Languages: English

Both Lauryn Ankeny and Maeson Tank had top-four finishes for the Lakers.
Minnewaska beat Sauk Centre on Tuesday ahead of a match against Osakis on Thursday.
The former Alexandria Cardinals quarterback returns from injury to put up 321 yards and three passing touchdowns to lead the Royals to their highest-ranked win in program history this past Saturday.
Self-service stations are now open around Alexandria in deer permit areas 213 and 273 after the start of the archery season on Sept. 17.
Douglas County area soccer, cross country, tennis, and volleyball for Sept. 27, 2022.
The Blizzard has one more road game ahead of the home opener at the RCC set for Oct. 15 against Willmar.
The Knights went 4-1 in the tournament to up their record to 13-4 overall.
The Silverstreaks sweep the doubles lineup in straight sets in addition to a win from freshman Leah Maddock at No. 1 singles.
Both teams struggled to move the football, but a Ryland Yeats fourth-quarter touchdown run and 2-point conversion run were the difference as the Chargers' defense did the job from there. Logan Haburn had a big game defensively with 10 tackles and an interception.