Rain rearranges sports schedule

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

There will be no Uniontown High Invitational track meet in 2009. Baseball and softball action is at a standstill.
Iola High’s Buck Quincy Invitational golf tournament postponed.
Allen County Community College’s baseball team was bailing water off its field trying to get in its final Jayhawk Eastern Division doubleheader.
And so it goes. Spring 2009 has been much like Spring 2007 — rain, rain and more rain.
None of the seven events scheduled for Monday afternoon for area high schools, IMS or ACCC were contested. Rain, the saturated ground and standing water made it impossible to play the outdoor sports.
Uniontown’s annual high school track meet was canceled for the year. There’s no time to make it up so it was wiped out for 2009.
Iola High’s Buck Quincy Invitational golf tournament has been moved. The teams will tee off at Allen County Country Club on May 6.
Iola Middle School’s golf team was to have played at Pittsburg Monday. That tournament was moved to May 7.
The ACCC Red Devil baseball team is fourth in the Jayhawk Eastern Division. Neosho County of Chanute is fifth. Both team have just two conference games remain — against each other.
“We spent all morning scooping water off the field so we could play here. Then this shower right after noon made us done for the day,” said Val McLean, ACCC head baseball coach.
McLean said they would try to get the doubleheader in today starting at 4 p.m. Allen County is two games ahead of Neosho County in the standings and has already lost twice to the Panthers this season.
Region VI baseball playoffs start this weekend.
Marmaton Valley High’s softball games at Central Heights were postponed with no makeup date yet.
Yates Center High’s softball and baseball games with Burlington were postponed. Those will be played on May 11 in Yates Center.
Today’s Iola High softball and baseball games are up in the air right now. The Mustangs and Fillies are playing Pittsburg High’s teams.
IHS athletic director Martin Bambick said the Iola fields at Riverside Park were very wet but unsure of the fields’ status earlier this morning. There was thought of trying to move the games to Pittsburg today but Pittsburg cannot host today, Bambick said.
No other information on other activities today was available at press time.