Snow a detriment to local sports scene
SUMMIT COUNTY – It’s certainly not the first time, and unless the world suddenly tips over, it probably won’t be the last.Tuesday’s unseasonable snow altered a number of events in the local sports scene, as it has countless times since Summit was first inhabited eons ago.The snow was forecast to continue today and drop anywhere from eight to 12 inches depending on the location, according to The Weather Channel. On Tuesday it caused the postponement of one Summit High School event and changed the venue of another, in addition to forcing the postponement of games in two local rec leagues – softball and flag football.The SHS cross country team was scheduled to run in Tuesday’s Buena Vista Invitational, but the meet was postponed. It may be rescheduled for next week, but Summit already has two meets set for that time period. According to SHS athletic director Gretchen Nies, “The likelihood of us participating in (the rescheduled meet) is slim.”Summit’s boys soccer match against Battle Mountain, which was to be played on the Huskies’ campus in Eagle-Vail, instead took place on an artificial turf field in Edwards.Nies said the boys soccer Homecoming match scheduled for Thursday against undefeated Golden, as well as Friday’s Homecoming football game against Battle Mountain, will both be played as scheduled, barring extreme circumstances.Weather forecasts called for highs of 45 and 53 degrees on Thursday and Friday, respectively.”It might be a little wet and chilly out there,” Nies said, “but we’re still anticipating playing them.”In rec league action, Tuesday’s Breckenridge Flag Football games were called off due to the wet Kingdom Park fields. A telephone recording at the Breck Rec Center said the games would be rescheduled beginning next week. Thursday’s games are still on as scheduled, according to the recording.Summit County Softball director Steve Wilkins postponed Wednesday’s fall league games, and said they would most likely be made up Oct. 6.Devon O’Neil can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 231, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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