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Local golf teams hit hard by snow

Old Man Winter released his grip on the area this week with warmer temperatures beginning to melt the three feet of recent snowfalls. But the snow is slow to recede and spring sports teams continue to pay the price. Only one of Tuesday's six team...

Old Man Winter released his grip on the area this week with warmer temperatures beginning to melt the three feet of recent snowfalls.

But the snow is slow to recede and spring sports teams continue to pay the price.

Only one of Tuesday's six teams was able to play.

And this weekend's events are quick to disappear.

Golf teams have paid the heaviest price with few, if any, courses in northern Minnesota set to open.

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Gone are the girls meets at The Pines and The Preserve tomorrow and Friday and the boys meets at those locations Friday and Saturday.

The Staples Invitational Saturday at The Vintage has been set back to Monday which will wipe out the girls appearance.

They are already scheduled Monday for the Chaska Invitational at Hazeltine which is open and ready for play.

The softball game at Grand Rapids Thursday also has been scrubbed with only a remote chance that it could be shifted to Bemidji.

But the high school diamond was still snow covered Tuesday morning and quite likely could not be made ready for use by tomorrow.

Still on is tomorrow's tennis match with East Grand Forks with the netsters to taking the courts with snow shovels yesterday in an attempt to clear away the last snow. Bemidji also will host Brainerd Friday.

Friday's track meet at Moorhead has been shifted from Moorhead High to Concordia College with the Cobbers track apparently ready for use.

One event is sure. The baseball team will face Thief River Falls Friday morning at the Metrodome which remains snow free.

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It is scheduled to stop at St. Cloud on the way home for a night game with Tech. That game is still up for grabs depending on how quickly Faber Field dries.

The lone Saturday event still alive is the Detroit Lakes softball invitational which as yet has not been called off.

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