Storms halt competition

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Iola Middle School held its small home meet — eight schools — Thursday. The meet was cut short by threatening weather. Results were not immediately available to the Register. Adam Kauth and John Whitworth (foreground) of IMS run against a strong wind as do their competitors in a seventh-grade boys 100-meter dash heat race.

Forecasts of rain and cold for Thursday’s late-afternoon thunderstorms shortened most of the sporting events involving area athletes.
Iola Middle School’s eight-team track meet was halted just after 5 p.m. because of lightning. The rest of the meet will not be made up. Results from events completed Thursday will not be available for publication until Monday. Athletes from Iola, Humboldt, Marmaton Valley, Uniontown and Yates Center middle schools were competing.
Iola High’s tennis team did not finish its tournament at Pittsburg. Mustang tennis coach Lyle Kern said there was one more round of competition to be played and the tournament is tentatively set to resume Wednesday. Re-sults will be reported when it is completed.
Iola High’s track teams were at the Paola High Invitational when competition was suspended.
No make-up date had been set nor were any results available.
The high school track meet at Eureka involving athletes from Humboldt and Yates Center was postponed. It has been rescheduled for next Thursday.
Uniontown and Marmaton Valley high school athletes began competition at the Frontenac track meet but the storm cut it short also.
Baseball and softball doubleheaders being played by Marmaton Valley and Uniontown were cut to one game.
Allen County Community College’s softball team was to have played at Cottey College in Neosho, Mo., but games were canceled.
Erie High’s golf tournament, which was moved from Monday to Thursday, was postponed again to Tuesday. Area teams involved were Humboldt, Marmaton Valley, Uniontown and Yates Center.