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 or by phone at 320-763-1229. Follow him on Twitter @echo_sports.

Languages: English

Haskamp set the CLC record in the 100 breaststroke with her time of 1:07.99 on her way to winning that event by more than 2 seconds.
The Cardinals rallied all the way back from a 28-6 deficit to tie the game in the second half, but an interception from Moorhead's Abel Karfear in the end zone with almost 15 seconds left secured the Spuds' spot in the Section 8-5A finals.
Osakis, Minnewaska and Parkers Prairie will all be represented at the Class A state meet that takes place on Nov. 5 at St. Olaf College.
The sixth-seeded Lakers won in four sets at third-seeded Eden Valley-Watkins, while West Central Area fell in the fourth-fifth seed matchup to end its season at 18-10.
Maddock dominated her opening match at the state singles tournament on Thursday before her season came to an end in a tight two-setter to fourth-seeded Lauren Rutten (31-2) of Staples-Motley.
The Cardinals were already without senior defender Ellen Panther coming into Thursday's state quarterfinals. They then lost seniors Ella Westlund and Sophia Vinje within the first half as a powerful Red Knights program went on to win 5-1 and end Alexandria's season at 16-3.
Douglas County area volleyball and hockey for Oct. 26, 2022.
Regular season and postseason tournament winners are honored at the league's end-of-season banquet.
A look at scores from around the Douglas County area as football teams opened the playoffs on Tuesday night.
Sophomore quarterback Chase Thompson threw for five touchdowns, and the Alexandria defense did not allow an offensive touchdown as the Cardinals won 35-6 to set up a highly-anticipated semifinal game at Moorhead on Saturday in the Section 8-5A playoffs.