The Section 6AAA softball playoffs begins this week.The first round begins Tuesday, May 23, at the homes of the higher seeds.
Delano, which finished the regular season with a 9-9 record, received the No. 3 seed, and will host No. 6 Benilde-St. Margaret’s (12-8) Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
Also in Delano’s half of the bracket, No. 2 Mound-Westonka (14-3) will host No. 6 Blake (14-4).
In the other half, No. 1 Orono (9-8) will host No. 8 Minneapolis South (7-12), and No. 4 Waconia (11-8) will host No. 5 DeLaSalle (14-5).
The tournament continues Thursday, May 25, at the homes of the higher seeds, and Tuesday, May 30, and Thursday, June 1 at Aquila Park in St. Louis Park.
Delano Herald Journal customers are reminded that new deadlines are in effect for copy submitted for publication. Deadline for display advertising and submitted new items is noon Wednesdays each week. Classified/Going Out section ads must be in by the end of the day Wednesdays.
SPONSORED POST. As part of the Park and Recreation Committee meeting Wednesday, May 24, there will be an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. at Delano City Hall to welcome citizens to learn more and ask questions about the splash pad proposed for Central Park.
SPONSORED POST. Up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan presented by Bill Jamerson will be a guest speaker Wednesday May 17 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Delano Senior Center.
Bill began collecting stories about the Upper Peninsula of Michigan while researching for his PBS film Winter Wonderland. Due to its isolation, and remoteness, the UP has many cultural traditions that have been preserved. Pasty shops, sauna, and ski jumping tournaments are still part of the culture. Bill turned many of these stories into songs to create programs that are as informative as they are entertaining.
SPONSORED POST. Love INC – Heartland (Love in the Name of Christ) is hosting an alley sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at 318 Railroad Ave. Delano. Get a bargain while supporting the organization “Helping churches help people.”
SPONSORED POST. The Big Woods Garden Club will host a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Flippin Bill’s (Highway 12 and County Line Road). Master gardeners will be on site to answer questions.