Cold, blustery conditions won't stop local softball teams from starting section playoff action on Monday. Owatonna's golfers will also battle the weather during the conference tournaments.

Blooming Prairie softball will open at home Monday afternoon about 5:45PM against the winner of the Glenville-Emmons / Lyle-Pacelli game. The Awesome Blossoms are the No. 2 seed in the subsection. Medford plays Southland in a play-in game in Hayfield. The winner faces the top-seeded Vikings about 5:15PM Monday.

Softball, Section 1A west subsection

No. 1 Hayfield vs. (Medford/Southland winner)
No. 4 Randolph vs. Kenyon-Wanamingo
No. 2 Blooming Prairie vs. (G-E / Lyle winner)
No. 3 Waterville-Elysian-Morristown vs. Alden-Conger

Softball, Section 1A east subsection

No. 1 Chatfield vs. Rushford-Peterson
No. 4 Goodhue vs. Mabel-Canton
No. 2 Fillmore Central vs. Houston
No. 3 Wabasha Kellogg vs. Lewiston-Altura

Triton softball faces a huge challenge right away, drawing No. 1-ranked in the state Kasson-Mantorville. Game time is 5PM Monday in Kasson.

Softball, Section 1AA, west subsection

Triton at Kasson-Mantorville
Byron at Pine Island
Cannon Falls at Zumbrota-Mazeppa
Rochester Lourdes at Stewartville

Softball Section 1AA, east subsection

Lake City at Winona Cotter
GMLOK at St. Charles
LaCrescent at Caledonia
Dover-Eyota at Plainview-Elgin-Millville

NRHEG softball hosts Tri City United on Tuesday. Owatonna begins section play Wednesday.

OHS boys and girls golf are playing in the Big Nine conference tournaments Monday. The boys event is in Faribault. The girls are at Eastwood in Rochester. Red Wing leads both the boys and girls standings after their strong regular season.

Regular season sports on Monday include Owatonna baseball at Red Wing at 4PM, Blooming Prairie baseball hosting Goodhue and the Huskies girls lacrosse team with a home game against Rochester JM at Husky Stadium at 7PM.