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Observer/Advocate
P.O. Box 429
Mt. Lake, MN 56159
Phone: 507-427-2725
Fax: 507-427-2724


It hasn’t yet reached the scope of the 2013 “winter that wouldn’t end,” but the first week of April 2014 created some headaches for local spring sports teams and athletic directors.

The late thaw, coupled with the snowstorm that rolled through the region Thursday and Friday, prompted numerous postponements and cancellations of sporting events last week and into Monday.

The only scheduled spring event to take place this week was Monday’s fastpitch game between Mt. Lake Area and Madelia-Truman. That game had originally been scheduled for Friday, but was moved to Monday due to Mt. Lake Public School’s spring musical. Friday’s school closure due to snow just gave another reason for the postponement.

Few, if any, of the spring events that have been postponed so far have been rescheduled.

In the event of single-game conference games, any postponements are typically rescheduled in the form of doubleheaders later in the season. Mt. Lake Area’s fastpitch game Tuesday against Adrian Area was postponed. No official reschedule date has been determined, but a doubleheader later in the season is an option.

However, take heart, spring sports fans. The weather forecast for the rest of the week is calling for temperatures in the upper 50s into the 60s. Fields are drying out quickly, and it appears spring sports will begin in earnest this week.

The MLA baseball team was scheduled to play seven games in an eight-day span, beginning yesterday (Tuesday) and continuing through next Tuesday.

The MLA fastpitch team, the only team in the area to have played a game so far, will have six games in the next eight days.

The Wolverine track and golf teams will also begin this week.

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