After a rash of weather-related cancellations for the high school spring sports season took place Monday, we’ve got even more today. Mother nature just not ready for the spring season yet as a grand total of ten local teams had events they were scheduled to participate in cancelled or postponed.
High School Sports:
The Webster City Lynx girls and boys golf teams were both scheduled to take part in heads up matches at Manson Northwest Webster but that meet was permanently cancelled due to the state of the course.
The Lynx boys track and field team was set to join the Eagle Grove Eagles and Clarion Goldfield Dows Cowboys in a 15 team meet in Eagle Grove but that meet has been cancelled.
The Lynx girls were scheduled to join the Eagle Grove Eagles and 10 other track and field teams for the Richard Ryan Relays in Gowrie but that meet, hosted by Southeast Valley, has been cancelled.
And finally the Hawks girls and boys track and field teams were scheduled to take part in the Lindsay Ellingson Coed Invite Tuesday afternoon at Gilbert High School but the 7 team meet was cancelled.
Tuesday morning it was announced that both Clarion Goldfield Dows golf teams would have their meets cancelled. The Cowboys were set to head to Garner Hayfield Ventura for a meet while the Cowgirls had been scheduled to host GHV.
Major League Baseball:
The Minnesota Twins rallied but couldn’t quite complete the comeback Monday after starting the season with a series win over the weekend. Starting pitching had been stellar coming into Monday with the rotation throwing 21 innings of scoreless baseball in the 1st 3 games but that all fell apart in the 1st inning Monday afternoon in Pittsburgh. A Colin Moran grand slam in the opening frame opened up a 5 run lead for the Bucs as Lance Lynn struggled before settling in to throw 4 innings giving up the 5 early runs. The bullpen would hold tight at the Twins would rally before falling 5-4 to drop to 2 and 2 this season. The twins are idle tomorrow before Wednesday’s game 2 of the series with the Pirates.
The Saint Louis Cardinals made it two wins in a row Monday after handing the Milwaukee Brewers their first loss of the season. Pitcher Miles Mikolas went 5 and 2 thirds innings giving up 4 runs but he helded his own cause with a two run blast as the Cards prevailed 8-4 in Milwaukee. They’ll be back there Tues. at 7:40PM.
The Chicago Cubs were shut out for the second time this season Monday afternoon in Cincinnati. The Cubs fell to 2 and 3 this season while the Reds garnered their first victory. The two teams will play the 2nd of a two game series at 5:40PM Tuesday.
The Kansas City Royals got themselves into the win category Tuesday afternoon. After beginning the season 0 and 3 the Royals mixed great pitching with stellar defense to win a pitcher’s dual by a score of 1-0 on a dreary afternoon in Detroit. Jacob Junis spread 3 hits over 7 innings to blank the Tigers and a Jorge Soler sacrifice fly RBI in the 2nd proved to be enough as the Royals moved to 1 and 3. The Royals and Tigers will close out their 3 game series in Detroit Wednesday at noon.
South Hamilton Hawks Girls Golf:
Another local program that has had it’s spring sport season delayed is the South Hamilton Hawks Girls Golf team. The Hawks had been set to open the season in Eldora Tuesday against South Hardin but that match was never a reality based on the weather of the past couple weeks.
Nonetheless Head Varsity Coach Kathi Fisher shared her enthusiasm for what she believes will be an exciting season for the Hawks on the links. One of the big keys Fisher talked about is the fact that despite being short on experience, she feels there are some solid up-and-coming contributors on this roster.
Fisher also emphasized that the competition for who will garner spots on the regular varsity squad will also prepare this team for the pressure of the season.
The Hawks girls’ debut on the links will have to wait until next week as Friday’s triangular meet in Clarion against Eagle Grove and Clarion Goldfield Dows has also been postponed. South Hamilton is scheduled to host West Marshall at Jewell Golf and Country Club on Thursday, March 12th.