Rain washes away most of Thursday’s slate

By John Cate - jcate@civitasmedia.com

Although a few of the events scheduled for Thursday were completed as scheduled, in some cases by moving up the start times, several other events fell victim to spring showers for the second time in three days.

The slate of games at Surry Central was particularly hard-hit by the day’s weather. The school’s softball team, which had already been forced to cancel a game with East Surry and move a scheduled doubleheader against Carver, was forced to move those games again when the skies opened up on Thursday. The games with Carver will now be played on April 19 starting at 4:30 p.m.

Because of this change, a scheduled April 19 non-conference game with Atkins has been cancelled.

The athletic directors at both Central and South Stokes had already shifted a scheduled softball game between the two schools from Friday to Thursday, but this game was also a no-go, with a postpoenment announced shortly after 2 p.m. No make-up date for this Western Piedmont Athletic Conference game has been announced.

The Golden Eagles were slated to host a tri-mmet in track and field against West Stokes and Carver. This event was also cancelled, with no make-up date scheduled at this time.

North Surry was scheduled to host West Stokes in a baseball game tonight, but this event was postponed around lunchtime, and rescheduled for Monday.

Northwest Conference pace-setter East Surry was able to get in both of its schedule games on Thursday, but only by jockeying with its schedule. The Cardinals were on the road for both their baseball game at Bishop McGuinness and their softball game at West Forsyth. In both instances, the varsity start times were moved up, and these games were played ahead of the JV games. East won both games decisively.

The Cardinals’ scheduled tennis match with Bishop was postponed, with no makeup date announced yet. The same happened to Mount Airy’s conference-leading tennis team, which actually made the trip to Walkertown on Thursday afternoon, only for the rain to come and render the courts unplayable. This match will also be made up at a to-be-determined date.

By John Cate


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