Winhawks Advance

The Winona High School girls softball team plays for the Minnesota State High School Class 3-A championship this afternoon.

The Winhawks won two games Thursday in the opening round and the semi-finals. They defeated Thief River Falls 10-0 in the opener in a game that lasted just five innings. The Winhawks then downed Totino Grace out of Fridley 5-0 in the semi-finals.

They will now play  Hermantown for the state title at 1:30 Friday for the championshiip. Winona is 23-3. Hermantown is 21-4.

The Hawks will be trying to avenge the loss in the championship game they suffered a year ago when they wound up in second place..... 

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