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

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The Minnewaska girls finished second in the team point standings at the subsection meet in Sauk Centre on Tuesday, while the boys were third.
The Cardinals had eight total first-place finishes in St. Cloud on Tuesday, led by senior Christian Doumbia on the boys' side with wins in the 200- and 400-meter dashes and a runner-up finish in the 100-meter dash.
Ashby, Brandon-Evansville each add wins.
The WCA boys put four players on the all-conference team based on season scoring averages, while Lexi Hunter earned that same honor for the girls.
Redwood Valley hit two home runs, and Carson Woodford had a 5-RBI game in leading his team past the Lakers.
The Silverstreaks fell to top-seeded Thief River Falls in the Section 8A opener. Thief River Falls now takes on second-seeded Minnewaska in the section championship.
The Silverstreaks made their Section 6AA playoff opener close, but the 17-3 Pioneers withstood a 4-run sixth inning by Osakis to move on.
A big day at Blackberry Ridge on Monday helped the Cardinals distance themselves from Brainerd by 31 shots to secure the conference championship.
The Cardinals host the individual subsection tournament on May 24 starting at 10 a.m.
Alexandria opens the 8-3A tournament as the No. 3 seed against Detroit Lakes.