MANKATO -- The Worthington Trojans dropped their Section 2AAA baseball opener Saturday at Wolverton Field in Mankato, losing to Mankato East by a 10-0 score. East used three pitchers to combine on a two-hitter in the five-inning game. It was the Cougars' third shutout of the season. East is the No. 2 seed in the tournament. Worthington is No. 7. In other first-round games Saturday, top-seeded New Ulm defeated Waseca 11-0, Marshall beat Hutchinson 7-3 and Mankato West edged Faribault 5-4.
Top-ranked teams Edgerton/Southwest Christian and Pipestone Area maintained their winning momentum Saturday in section girls fast-pitch softball. The Flying Dutchmen, top-seeded in the Section 3A South, defeated Lac qui Parle Valley 11-4 and Wabasso 13-1 in five innings Saturday in Cottonwood to advance to the championship game.
Ian Stamer pitched a complete seven-inning game and collected two hits as the Adrian Dragons defeated Murray County Central 5-1 in a first-round Section 3A baseball game Saturday in Wabasso. Stamer allowed just six hits and struck out six batters in the game. Offensively, Lance Luettel also had a pair of hits for the Dragons. But in a quarterfinal round contest, Adrian was blitzed 12-2 by Wabasso.
LAKE SHETEK — Shetek Lutheran Ministries will host is third annual 5K Pelican Fun Walk/Run at 8 a.m. June 23. Individuals may register on a per-person or per-family basis. Register by June 8 to receive a T-shirt. Shetek Lutheran Ministries is located eight miles north of Slayton on U.S. 59, then two miles east on Valhalla Road. To register, phone (507) 763-3567 or visit shetek.org.
WORTHINGTON — Pioneer Village will be hosting Family Night activities monthly throughout the summer, and the date for the June special event has been changed. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 22, July 20 and Aug. 17 families — regardless of size — can enter for one fee and participate in period special activities.
ROUND LAKE — All gardeners are invited to attend the 63rd annual Convention of District IV Minnesota State Horticultural Society (MSHS) on June 12 at the Round Lake Community Center. The convention is hosted by the U and I Garden Club of Round Lake. The day includes a flower show, short business meeting, plant sale, vendors, speakers, lunch and refreshments.
NORTH MANKATO — Dan Feehan, Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) endorsed candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s First Congressional District, announced Thursday that Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed his campaign. “I’m supporting Dan Feehan because he never stops fighting for America and our values,” Biden said. “Right now, too many Americans feel left behind. From his experiences in Iraq, in the classroom in underserved communities, and in the Pentagon, Dan knows that nobody gets left behind.
Ambulance 4:54 p.m. Thursday: 1500 block of Airport Road, Worthington, adult male with high blood sugar. Fires 2:53 p.m. Friday: 31000 block of Cory Avenue, Ellsworth. 2:57 p.m. Friday: grass fire, Nobles County 13, Wilmont. Police WPD: theft of cell phone, 4:32 p.m. Thursday, 2100 block of Oxford Street.
NEWTON, Iowa -- Harris-Lake Park, the leader after the first day of the Iowa Class 1A state golf tournament, finished second overall to Grundy Center at the Westwood Golf Club on Friday. Grundy Center beat Harris-Lake Park 683 strokes to 687. The Wolves led the field after Thursday’s round but couldn’t keep up with Grundy Center, which improved its first-day score by 29 strokes on the second day.
WORTHINGTON — Candidate filings continue for county offices in Minnesota through June 5. Following is an updated list of filings as of 4 p.m. Friday: Cottonwood County Commissioner District 1: Larry Anderson, Jim Schmidt Commissioner District 3: Donna Gravley Commissioner District 5: Tom Appel Auditor-Treasurer: Jan Johnson