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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LEGION BASEBALL Osakis at Glenwood, 6:30 p.m. Alexandria Junior Legion Red vs. Bemidji (DH), 4 p.m.
Time was standing still for pro angler John Figi during the final few hours of Friday's opening tournament on the 2019 Classic Bass Champions Tour as he fished the Alexandria Chain of Lakes. Figi, 34-years-old from Bloomington, had an unbelievable morning session and built up a lead in the tournament by lunch. But with the live scoring app allowing everyone to see up-to-the-minute results in this kind of tournament, Figi was able to watch how Jim Moynagh was right on his tail as the day progressed through the afternoon.
Osakis golfers Lexi Dirkes and Kadyn Triebenbach wrapped up their seasons at the Class AA state meet on Tuesday and Wednesday as they competed as individuals at the Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course in Jordan. Dirkes shot a 90 on day one and an 89 on day two to finish tied for 32nd with a 179. Triebenbach shot a 94 on the first day and an 89 in round two to finish at 183, tying her for 41st.
The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s championship in Alexandria is off and running with Class 2A teams taking to the range on Tuesday. Day one started with Spring Grove High School shooting a 480 out of a possible 500 from its five highest shooters to take top honors at the Class 1A level. Sophomore Jordan Gjerset of Echo Charter School got the tournament’s first perfect 100 of the tournament on Monday.
Osakis senior Elizabeth Pahl already owned the school records in the shot put and discus going into the Class A state meet this weekend. Her goal was to best those previous marks one last time before leaving the program. She came up just short on Friday but still finished second overall in the discus with a throw of 127-08. On Saturday, she got the personal record she was looking for in the shot put and finished fourth with a toss of 41-11.50.
The finals for the Class A state track and field meet are set, and area programs will be well represented.
BASEBALL Parkers Prairie in Section 6A playoffs at Minnewaska Area High School vs. New York Mills, 11 a.m. TRACK AND FIELD State meet at Hamline University in St. Paul, 9 a.m.
The Annandale Cardinals came into the Section 6AA baseball tournament as the 11th seed and losers of seven of their last eight games. It just took getting a fresh start for them to turn their season around.
The Osakis girls golf team wrapped up its season on day two of the Section 6AA meet at the Blackberry Ridge Golf Course in Sartell on Tuesday by posting a couple of its best rounds of the season at the section meet. Osakis played in the pre-section 6AA meet on May 6 and finished sixth as a team with a 418. Almost a month later, the Silverstreaks improved drastically to shoot a 388 on day one before going even lower on day two with a 381.
Weather was not kind to area baseball teams on Tuesday. The tournaments for Osakis, Parkers Prairie, Brandon-Evansville and Alexandria were all postponed until Wednesday.