For those who hadn’t noticed, it’s been wet outside. That’s played havoc with local high-school sports schedules. Here’s a look at what’s going on in both Liberty and Long counties.
Weather has put a damper on the local soccer squads, but some teams have been able to get in a game between rainfalls.
The Bradwell girls’ team beat Brunswick, 5-1, on Friday on Olvey Field in a drizzle. The BI boys also beat Brunswick, 2-1. Both Bradwell squads are 1-0 after their scheduled scrimmages and first regular-season games were called due to rain.
Bradwell was scheduled to play Tuesday at Effingham.
Monday’s downpour flooded the fields at Donell Woods Stadium and forced the closing of school Tuesday. That meant Liberty County High School’s game scheduled that day against Savannah Country Day was postponed.
This was the fifth game the Panthers were force to postpone due to Mother Nature.
With the recent excessive showers in the area, high-school sporting events in Long County have been hard-pressed to stay on schedule.
As of Tuesday, two varsity-baseball games and one soccer game had been canceled due to the weather.
The Blue Tide baseball games against Claxton on Feb. 22 in Evans County and against New Hampstead High School on Feb. 23 in Savannah were canceled.
Tuesday’s home game against Bradwell was moved to 11 a.m. Saturday.
According to Long County Athletic Director Karen Swindell, the only game that has been officially rescheduled is the New Hampstead game, which will take at 4 p.m. March 27. The baseball team holds a 2-0 record with wins over Claxton and New Hampstead.
The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams also have been affected by the bad weather. Their games Feb. 12 at Liberty County High School were canceled. Tuesday’s games against Toombs County still were scheduled to be played. Entering Tuesday, the teams had a 1-1 record with wins over Bryan County and losses against Vidalia.
“Keep your fingers crossed that we have drier weather so we can play some games,” Swindell said.