You can now register for the Crow River Soccer Club’s rec soccer at www.crowriversoccer.com.
Registration closes Sunday, April 20 for U5 through U8 teams.
The cost is $70, but you can get a $10 discount if you are register by Friday, April 4.
The fee includes jersey, skills, and games in non-competitive league.
Practices will take place at the Watertown-Mayer Middle School every Tuesday and Thursday evening starting Tuesday, May 20 and ending with a jamboree Sunday, July 20.
The Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity Bulldogs girls basketball team defeated Minnesota Valley Lutheran 82-80 Monday night (March 10) in double-overtime.
With the win over MVL, the Bulldogs locked up a trip to the Section 2A Championship game, which will be played Friday, March 14 at Minnesota State University-Mankato starting at 6 p.m. LP/HT will face off with Mankato Loyola, and the winner will punch their ticket to the Class 1A state tournament.
Check out the March 17 edition of the Herald Journal for complete details of the double-overtime win.
The top-seeded Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Lakers girls basketball team will face off with the second-seeded Watertown-Mayer Royals tonight (Tuesday) in the Section 5AA, South Sub-section championship game.
The game will be played at St. Michael-Albertville High School starting at 6 p.m.
The winner of tonight’s game will move on to the Section 5AA Championship game scheduled for Friday, March 14 at St. Cloud State University at 7:30 p.m.
Q: It is not uncommon to find antlers lying on the forest floor in the spring.
Why do buck deer, bull moose and other antlered species shed their antlers?
A: Annual cycles in deer antlers are related to the changing seasons.
Deer have adapted their physiology and behavior to respond to seasonal changes, including antler growth and shedding.
The environmental cue that regulates antler growth is the amount of day length; the physiological cue is the hormone testosterone.
Simply put, the changing day lengths are sensed by the eyes, which send this message via the optic nerve to the pineal gland located at the base of the brain.
The declining day length in late fall and early winter causes a decrease in testosterone, which results in antler shedding.
The actual process of antler shedding involves the formation of a thin layer of tissue destruction that forms between the antler and the pedicle, called the abscission layer.
The degeneration of the bone-to-bone bond between the antler and the pedicle is considered to be the fastest deterioration of living tissue known in the animal kingdom.
Prairie Archers will have a steak/shrimp dinner at the Dodge House in Lester Prairie Saturday, March 15 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Reservations need to be called in before 6 p.m. Friday, March 14 to either Jim Richardson (320) 395-2721 or the Dodge House (320) 395-2877.
The steak and shrimp combo costs $13; steak only is $11; pork chop is $10; six shrimp is $9; or a ribeye is $15.
Each meal includes baked potato, tossed salad, bread, dessert, and coffee or milk.
Girls Basketball: Section 2A, North Sub-section championship – LP/HT vs. Minnesota Valley Lutheran at Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter); 6 p.m.