The temperatures finally warmed and the fields got cleared, and it was game on for baseball, softball, tennis, golf, lacrosse and track and field. Now many teams have had at least two weeks outside with several games per week, so why not start the playoffs?
For the first time in 10 years the Gophers are going to the NCAA softball tournament. The squad finished second in the conference and is en route to Seattle to face Hawaii on Friday night in the Regionals.
It’s no secret. Many Minnesotans are sick of the long winter season and so are thousands of high school students who’ve had to practice inside and cancel games.
All this week, thousands of athletes from around the country are taking the plate in the Twin Cities for the largest gay softball event in the country.
Elena Evans’ story began in Russia and has taken her to the land of opportunity. In her case, it’s also been the land of unconditional love.
We’re entering the really busy stretch of the high school spring sports season. That’s right, it’s early June and it’s championship week for several spring sports around the state.
When you think of sports injuries, you probably think high intensity, contact sports like hockey and football. However, in southern Minnesota, softball coaches are trying to highlight the risk of the game – and push for more protective gear.
Gopher pitcher Sara Moulton logs countless hours in the weight room, and it has equated into softball success.
A top pitcher on a staff is critical in baseball – it’s even more important in softball, where they can throw almost every game.