Damp weather forces postponements, cancellations
The bad weather had to come sooner or later.
It turned out that “sooner or later” date was on Friday, when much of Colorado was either pelted with rain or covered with snow. It also canceled and postponed games that were scheduled to be played today.
Two baseball doubleheaders involving area teams were postponed. Glenwood Springs’ home Class 4A Western Slope League doubleheader against Summit today was postponed with an undetermined makeup date. Also postponing its doubleheader today was Roaring Fork, which rescheduled its 3A Western Slope League doubleheader at Gunnison.
Game times between the Rams and Cowboys are scheduled for 2 and 4 p.m. Monday. If Gunnison’s field is still unplayable — Roaring Fork coach Marty Madsen said it was covered with snow on Friday — the teams could play the twin bill at a neutral site with more-playable conditions. Rifle, which was scheduled to play at Delta in a 4A WSL doubleheader today, made the call late Friday to postpone today’s games and tentatively move them to Monday. Those games would also be played at 2 and 4 p.m.
Waiting until early this morning to determine if its doubleheader was still on was Coal Ridge, which is scheduled to play a 3A WSL doubleheader at Olathe today.
Other events on Friday were washed out entirely.
No longer playing today is the Glenwood Springs lacrosse team, which had a game against Clear Creek scheduled for today. Also no longer playing is Glenwood’s girls tennis team, which was set to play at the Delta Invitational tournament Friday and today. Even the Phil Wertman Invitational track meet at Stoker Stadium in Grand Junction was canceled due to a steady rainfall and some flooding issues around Lincoln Park next to the stadium. A track meet that still is taking place today is the Dakota Ridge Invitational, as Glenwood Springs High’s track and field team made the trip there Friday for today’s meet in Lakewood.
Also canceled was Glenwood Springs Middle School’s track meet, which was scheduled to take place at Stubler Memorial Field today. Rifle’s nonleague girls soccer game at Summit was also postponed, though no reschedule date has been made.
The only Garfield County team that played as scheduled was Grand Valley’s girls soccer team, which fell 6-1 to Moffat County in Craig.
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