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Section 8A softball tourney begins Tuesday
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BLACKDUCK - The Section 8A girls softball playoffs begin Tuesday and Blackduck earned the fifth seed in the North Sub-Section field.

The Drakes will open at No. 4 Red Lake County.


Kelliher-Northome received the sixth seed and the Mustangs will begin their tournament at No. 3 Lake of the Woods.

Tuesday's other North contest sees second-ranked Red Lake Falls hosting No. 7 Red Lake.

BGMR, which earned the North Sub-Section's top seed, was given a first-round bye.

In the South Sub-Section, Cass Lake-Bena was seeded sixth and the Panthers will open at No. 3 Sacred Heart. That winner will advance to the second round against the winner of Tuesday's game between No. 2 Norman County and No. 7 Win-E-Mac.

In the upper bracket No. 8 Laporte will tangle with top-rated NCE and fourth-seeded Fosston will host No. 5 Fertile-Beltrami.

The second round of the North Sub-Section meet will be May 24 at Lake of the Woods while the South Sub-Section scene will shift to Sacred Heart.

Pioneer staff reports