The Winsted Wildcats and the Howard Lake Orphans were both in Class C State Tournament action Saturday in the round of 16.
The Orphans had their season come to an end with a 10-2 loss to Jordan.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats scored five runs in the 8th inning and beat Fort Ripley 6-2 to advance to the state quarterfinals.
The Wildcats will now play New Ulm Sunday, Aug. 31 in Jordan at 11 a.m.
If Winsted beats New Ulm, the Wildcats would next be in action Sunday, Aug. 31 in Jordan at 5 p.m. in the state semifinals.
Both the Winsted Wildcats and the Howard Lake Orphans will play in the round of 16 in the Class C State Tournament today (Saturday).
The Orphans will face Jordan in Jordan at 11 a.m.
The Wildcats will face Fort Ripley in Belle Plaine at 1:30 p.m.
Football: HLWW at Spectrum; 4 p.m.
Football: LP/HT at Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop; 7 p.m.
Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer for most Minnesotans. The Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone to keep safety in mind while out on lakes and rivers.
“Safety never takes a vacation,” said Kara Owens, DNR boat and water safety specialist.
“Boaters should wear a life jacket every time they step on a boat and stay away from alcohol; booze and boating don’t mix.”
In Minnesota so far this year, nine people have died in boating accidents compared to nine deaths for the same time period last year.
Boating while intoxicated (BWI) arrests are on a downward trend. This year 59 people have been arrested for boating while intoxicated in Minnesota compared to 81 at this time in 2013 and 146 in 2012.
“We want people to get out and enjoy our weather, but don’t put yourself or someone else in danger by drinking and boating or operating your boat recklessly,” Owens said.
The DNR offers tips for safe and responsible boating including:
- State law requires a U.S. Coast Guard-approved wearable life jacket for each person on board all watercraft.
- All children under 10-years-old are required to wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket while a boat is underway.
- Alcohol and boating don’t mix.
- Take a boater course and receive a boat education certificate.
Find information on boating courses and other boating safety information at www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/boatwater.
DASSEL, COKATO, MN – The Dassel-Cokato Chargers football team will travel to Delano Friday, Aug. 29 to take on the Tigers at 7 p.m. Last year the Tigers traveled to DC, defeating the Chargers 41-9. The Chargers are returning 10 offensive and defensive starters to the football field in 2014, including leading running backs Dalton Asplin and Derek Antil, wide receiver Eric Monson, offensive lineman Gust Lundeen, offensive tackle Michael Posusta-Chrast, defensive ends Matthew Johnson and Michael Leffler, linebackers Ryan Chvojicek and Nate Nelson, and defensive back Holton Miller. The Tigers returning players list is not as long as its coach, Merrill Pavlovich would like, having lost 12 talented seniors to graduation from last year, according to the Delano Herald Journal. The Tigers will be looking to fill those spots with the right players.