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Watertown-Mayer and Mayer Lutheran earn upsets in Section softball

WINSTED – There were a pair of upsets in the Section 4A and Section 5AA softball tournaments Tuesday night. In Section 5AA, No. 6 Watertown-Mayer defeated No. 2 NYA 8-6. In Section 4A, No. 9 Mayer Lutheran defeated No. 3 LPHT 8-7 in nine innings.

The Crusaders will take on the winner of Maranatha and PACT Charter on Thursday night. The Royals will either take on No. 1 Rockford or No. 5 Holy Family Catholic on Thursday night as well.

Look for coverage of both upsets in the Monday, May 30 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

No Processing Fees for Winstock Online Orders Ends May 31st


If you haven’t purchased your Winstock tickets yet, now is the time to buy them!

winstockThat’s right, Winstock is eliminating the processing fee if you purchase your tickets between May 23 and May 31. Remember, the price of General Admission increases from $115 to $130 after May 31, so order your tickets before June 1 to take advantage of the savings.

We would love to see you at the festival, so CLICK HERE to buy your tickets today and take advantage of the savings!

Spring Sports Changes

WINSTED, Minn. – Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity will host Mayer Lutheran in an elimination game Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs and Crusaders will play at 4:30 p.m. in Lester Prairie with the winner advancing to the next round. The winner will face either Maranatha Christian or PACT Charter on May 26 at 4 p.m. The location of the game will depend on the winner of the semifinal game between Kimball and West Lutheran. Who ever looses that game, will host the final elimination round game to go to the section final.

To see bracket, click here.


Flag football tournament at U.S. Bank Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium to Host Flag Football Tournament Presented by UnitedHealth Group to Benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America on September 10, 2016

Minneapolis, MN—May 13, 2016— Ever dream of playing football in an NFL stadium?  How about at the brand-new home of the Minnesota Vikings?


Your dream can become a reality and it won’t even require a set of football pads or helmet to participate.  Minnesota Touch of Football presented by UnitedHealth Group will be the first charity event to take over the new U.S. Bank Stadium.  The event benefits the Minnesota Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases.


The event, hosted on Saturday, September 10, is a one-day, 7-on-7 flag football tournament.  Online registration opens to the general public at on Friday, May 13 and is limited to the first thirty-three teams.  Each team is guaranteed three games with both recreational and competitive divisions available.  Professional referees will officiate the games and prizes will be awarded to the champions of each division as well as the top fundraising team and individual.  All participants will receive a game-day shirt, complimentary lunch and access to an exclusive behind-the-scenes stadium tour.


“We are literally rolling out the green carpet for this event and there’s no better way to experience the new stadium before the Vikings’ home opener,” said Eric Grenz, Construction Executive at Mortenson and volunteer event committee member.


The day’s festivities will kickoff with early round games and opening ceremonies hosted by WCCO’s Jason DeRusha.  After pool-play is complete in the morning rounds, athletes will enjoy an authentic stadium lunch experience while watching a “halftime” celebrity game featuring former Vikings players, ESPN radio talent, local media personalities and more.


Players and spectators will have the opportunity to experience the 1500ESPN FanZone complete with kids football competitions, Vikings cheerleaders, crafts, games and more.  Spectator tickets are available online at and include options for exclusive stadium tours and a VIP lunch experience.


The tournament is expected to sell out quickly.  Teams may register at no-cost and commit to raising $3,500 or $250 per person for a team of up to 14 players.  Corporate teams are available starting at $5,000.  All proceeds benefit CCFA, the leading non-profit on a mission to cure digestive diseases.


“We are extremely excited to host this new charity event in the heart of Minneapolis, knowing the funds raised will have an immediate impact on the work we do at CCFA to one day find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis,” says Aaron Castens, Executive Director of the Minnesota Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.


The event is made possible by generous support from UnitedHealth Group, Mortenson, Minnesota Vikings, Lucid Integrated Systems, 1500ESPN, Minnesota Flag Football League, Refresh Fitness Retreats, APi Group, Minnesota Gastroenterology, PA, Fairview Specialty Pharmacy, Health Partners Gastroenterology, Northland Concrete & Masonry, Ames Construction, and Egan.

For more event information visit: or follow the event on Facebook at or contact Aaron Castens of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation at or 646-750-7100.

About Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Known collectively as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affects 1 in 200 people. They are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. Crohn’s disease may attack anywhere along the digestive tract, while ulcerative colitis inflames only the large intestine (colon). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever and weight loss. Many patients require numerous hospitalizations and surgery. Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35; however the incidence is increasing in children.


About the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is the largest voluntary non-profit health organization dedicated to finding cures for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). CCFA’s mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults who suffer from these diseases. The Foundation works to fulfill its mission by funding research, providing educational resources for patients and their families, medical professionals, and the public, and furnishing supportive services for those afflicted with IBD. For more information, visit, call 888-694-8872 or email

Hoop It Up For Al, Saturday, May 21

The sixth annual Hoop It Up for Al!, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, will take place Saturday, May 21 at Mayer Lutheran High School. Proceeds go to the Sports Endowment Fund at Mayer Lutheran. For more information and forms, visit and click on “3 on 3 Tournament”. Check out the Facebook page at Hoop It Up For Al or email questions to

Winstock 2016 Mobile App Now Available for BOTH Apple & Android Devices

SPONSORED POST – Winstock has completely redesigned their mobile app and for the FIRST TIME EVER it is available for BOTH Apple and Android devices! Download today to receive exclusive information and updates before and during the event. The mobile app is your official source for Winstock news & updates.

300x250_WinstockAppWith the redesign comes amazing new features, such as:

  • Customize your own lineup based on the artists you like
  • Set alarms to stay on top of performance times
  • ‘Like’ your favorite artists & share info on social media from the app
  • See what’s hot and who others are excited to see
  • Purchase artist music & view music videos


Apple2Click the apple for the official Winstock app download link


Android2Click the Android logo for the official Winstock app download link

***PLEASE NOTE: The 2016 Winstock Android app is new this year. If you have downloaded the Android app in previous years, please DELETE THE OLD APP and DOWNLOAD THE NEW APP by clicking the link above.