LOCAL SPORTS June 9, 2021

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LOCAL SPORTS June 9, 2021

Former Winger Toivonen signs with Seahawks

Travis Toivonen will get a chance to make an NFL team.

Toivonen graduated for Red Wing High School in 2016 and was a standout receiver in football and forward on the state tournament basketball team.  He went on to play four years of college football at The University of North Dakota and put up impressive receiving numbers, graduating in 2020.

He played January through March of this year in the seven-on-seven Fan Controlled Football League and in April participated in a University of Minnesota Pro Day, giving football scouts a chance to look for talent.

The Seattle Seahawks called late last week and he flew to Seattle Sunday and had his workout Monday.  What a workout it was.  Tuesday morning he signed a three-year non-guaranteed contract and is on the Seahawks 90 man roster.

Toivonen participated in Seattle’s organized team activities Tuesday and the current sessions will run through next week.

High School Baseball:

Section 1AA Winners Bracket:

PEM 9 Rochester Lourdes 7

PEM will face Rochester Lourdes Thursday at 5pm  in Rochester needing one win to make it to state.  Lourdes will have to beat PEM twice to make it to state.

Softball:

Section 1A Wiiners Bracket: Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 5 Wabasha-Kellogg 4

Section 1A Losers Bracket: Wabasha-Kellogg 11 Mabel-Canton 8

Wabasha-Kellogg faces Waterville-Elysian-Morristown at 5pm Thursday at Todd Park In Austin in the Section 1A finals and needs to beat Waterville-Elysian-Morristown twice to get to state next week.

Section 1AA Winners Bracket: St. Charles 3 Zumbrota-Mazeppa 2

Section 1AA Losers Bracket: Zumbrota-Mazeppa 8 Winona Cotter 0

ZM faces St. Charles Thursday at 5pm at Tood Park in Austin needing to beat St. Charles twice to get to state next week.

Wednesday Amateur Baseball:

Cannon Falls at Jordan

Hastings at Northfield

Program Note:

Jack Colwell has a two part interview with Twins Legend and Baseball Hall-Of-Famer Rod Carew right after the 5pm News Thursday and Friday on KWNG, KCUE,KLCH and WBHA!

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