Local Sports Schedule — Thursday 5/26/22

Minnesota Baseball

Section 2AA Playoffs
Medford at BEA (On 98.1 FM & kbew98country.com, 5pm)
LCWM at Maple River

Section 2A Playoffs
ML/GHEC-Truman at Cleveland
Mt. Lake-Comfrey at Martin Co. West

Minnesota Softball

Section 1A Playoffs in Austin
USC vs. Hayfield (On 1560AM, 95.3 FM & kbew98country.com, 5:30pm)

Section 2AA Playoffs
BEA at New Ulm
Fairmont at LeSueur-Henderson

Section 2A Playoffs
Martin Co. West at Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s

Iowa Baseball

Garner-Hayfield/Ventura at North Iowa
Emmetsburg at North Union

Iowa Softball

Garner-Hayfield/Ventura at North Iowa
Emmetsburg at North Union

Boys Tennis

Section Individual Semi-Finals at St. Peter

Track & Field

Sub-Section Meet at Maple River

Boys Golf

Fairmont at Section Meet in Buffalo Lake

Wayne Lawrence

Funeral Services for Wayne Lawrence, age 85, of Blue Earth, will be Friday, May 27th, at 11am, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday, from 4-6pm, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday morning.  Wayne Lawrence died Monday, May 23rd in Mapleton.

Margit Rodahl

Services for Margit Rodahl, age 102, formerly of Wells, will be Friday, June 3rd, at 11am, at Nasinec Funeral Home in Wells.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home on Friday Morning.  Margit Rodahl died at Haven Homes Skilled Nursing Facility in Maple Plain.

Jo Ellen Clifton

Services for Jo Ellen Clifton, age 82, of Bricelyn, will be Saturday, June 11th, at 10am, at Nasinec Funeral Home in Wells.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home on Saturday Morning.  Jo Ellen Clifton died at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Austin.

Finstad Narrowly Tops Munson in Special Republican Primary

Minnesota State Representative Jeremy Munson has conceded defeat to former USDA official Brad Finstad in the special primary to finish the term of the late U.S. Representative Jim Hagedorn.

Munson posted a statement on Facebook on Wednesday morning saying he congratulates Finstad on his victory and will support him in the August 9th special election to fill Hagedorn’s seat.

Finstad will face the winner of Tuesday’s Democratic Special Primary, former Hormel Foods Chief Executive Jeff Ettinger.

Local Sports Results from Tuesday 5/24/22

Minnesota Softball

Section 1A Playoffs
Bethlehem Academy 9, USC 4

Minnesota Baseball

BEA 19, Worthington 6

Iowa Softball

North Union 3, Estherville Lincoln Central 2

Golf

Valley Conference Meet
Boys: 1. St. Clair 355, 2. MCW 365, 3. Madelia 387, 6. T-GHEC/ML 412
Girls: 1. St. Clair 435, 2. Alden-Conger 505, 3. Madelia 509, 4. MCW 561

Albert Schobert

Funeral Services for Albert Schobert, age 96, of Blue Earth, will be Saturday, January 4th, at 11am, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home on Saturday morning.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth with Military Honors.  Albert Schobert died Saturday, May 21st in Lakeview Methodist in Fairmont.

MN & Iowa Farmers See More Favorable Conditions for Fieldwork Last Week

Moderate weather conditions allowed Minnesota farmers 3.7 days suitable for fieldwork last week, according to the USDA.

Corn planting reached 60% complete, 20 days behind last year and 10 days behind the 5 year average.  Corn emergency reached 24%.

Soybean planting was 32% complete, 18 days behind last year and 11 days behind the 5 year average.  Soybean emergency reached 7%.

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 0% very short, 2% short, 60% adequate and 38% surplus.

In Iowa, weather conditions allowed farmers to gain ground on spring planting with 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork last week.

The USDA says 86% of Iowa’s corn crop had been planted, 13 days behind last year and 3 days behind the 5 year average, 47% of the corn crop has emerged, 1 week behind last year and 3 days behind average.

Soybean planting was 69% complete, 12 days behind last year but 1 day ahead of the 5 year average, 18% of soybeans have emerged, 8 days behind last year and 4 days behind average.

Topsil moisture condition was rated 3% very short, 17% short, 76% adequate and 4% surplus.

Local Sports Schedule — Tuesday 5/24/22

Minnesota Softball

Section 1A Playoffs
USC at Bethlehem Academy (On 1560AM, 95.3 FM & kbew98country.com, 5pm)

Minnesota Baseball

BEA at Worthington

Iowa Softball

Estherville Lincoln Central at North Union

Golf

Truman-GHEC/ML & MCW at Valley Conference Meet in Madelia

Local Sports Results from Monday 5/23/22

Softball

Section 2AA Playoffs
BEA 5, Tri-City United 2
Belle Plaine 9, Maple River 0
Fairmont 4, Waseca 0

Section 1A Playoffs
USC 3, Goodhue 2

Section 2A Playoffs
Sleepy Eye 7, ML/GHEC-Truman 4
Martin Co. West 12, RRC/WWG 2

Baseball

Fairmont 13, Faribault 6
ML/GHEC-Truman 8, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 4
Jackson Co. Central 17, Martin Co. West 4

Track & Field

USC Quad
Boys: 1. Fairmont, 2. JWP, 3. St. Clair, 4. USC/AC
Girls: 1. Fairmont, 2. JWP, 3. USC/AC, 4. St. Clair