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Lost games tough to reschedule for SHS

FARMER’S KORNER – Summit High School athletic director Gretchen Nies was busy Thursday trying to reschedule a week’s worth of postponed meets and games.

Each of the Tigers’ five spring teams missed at least one contest this week as a record-setting snowstorm buried Denver and Summit County and closed Interstate 70 for more than two days.

The work of rescheduling these contests, which were all nonleague, has been hindered by the fact that the Jefferson County schools are on spring break, and many other Front Range schools are still on snow break through today. What’s more, many of the schools Summit was to play this week are on spring break next week, and Summit’s spring break begins April 4.

“Spring breaks are really throwing a wrench in everything now,” Nies said. “Because it’s really hard to get ahold of people.”

On Tuesday, Summit’s baseball game with Clear Creek and the tennis match at St. Mary’s were called off. On Wednesday, it was tennis at Machebeuf, track and field at Englewood and swimming against Dakota Ridge at Summit. Summit returned to school Thursday after two snow days, but the girls soccer match with Machebeuf was lost.

Nies said there is still hope for Saturday’s track meet at Colorado Springs and Monday’s baseball game at Conifer. Things should definitely be back to normal for Wednesday’s baseball game at Alameda.

Because most of the postponed games are nonleague, some may not be made up. Summit may add games with Western Slope schools later in the season to maintain a significant nonleague schedule. Nies is also targeting March 27-29 as possible reschedule dates. Some teams may take on Saturday doubleheaders, although nothing has been finalized.

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