Mother Nature shuffles local sports schedules

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What's the old saying about Nebraska weather -- if you don't like it, wait 10 minutes and it will change?

Mother Nature is offering her usual spring influence on outdoor athletic events. The cold, rainy and snowy forecast in the next 24 hours helped local officials alter sports schedules for McCook High School and McCook Community College athletic teams.

McCook High School activities director Darin Nichols announced that the Dutch Zorn Invitational track and field meet, scheduled for Friday, April 15, at Gothenburg High School, has been postponed to Monday, April 18.

The Bison girls tennis team was scheduled to compete in the Lexington Invite Thursday, but that event has been postponed until April 29. It's likely McCook will not compete in the Lex meet, as the Bison have a home meet scheduled that same day with Scottsbluff and Alliance.

MCC games called off

McCook Community College altered Thursday's baseball and softball schedule.

The MCC baseball men were scheduled to host the York College junior varsity in a double-header at the Jaycees Sports Complex April 14, but those games were washed out. Coach Jon Olsen said he hopes the Indians can reschedule the games at a later date.

MCC head women's softball coach Liz Jacoby reported that her team's double-header at Barton County (Kansas) Thursday was also postponed.

MCC started to host the McCook Invitational men's college golf meet Thursday at Heritage Hills Golf Course. But nasty weather conditions forced the postponement of the golf tournament.

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