April storm leaves spring sports in flux

April storm leaves spring sports in flux

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April storm leaves spring sports in flux

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April snowfall has brought spring sports postseasons around sooner than expected, as area athletic directors have struggled to reschedule postponed events.

Most events scheduled for Thursday are expected to be canceled, but Danielle Clark, Poudre School District spokeswoman said some might take place if playing surfaces can be cleared.

Girls tennis has taken the hardest hit, with a postseason much earlier than other spring sports.

With most Fort Collins schools missing three or four dual matches, Rocky Mountain Athletic Director Wayne Moddelmog said the Class 5A Front Range League will simply slip into the conference tournament Tuesday and Wednesday — weather permitting.

” We have to be able to determine a conference standing,” Moddelmog said. “We will do that at our conference tournament Tuesday and Wednesday next week. That’s going to be the key.”

Poudre High School girls tennis coach Laura Ecton said teams will have a chance to make up missed matches between next week’s conference tournament and the regional tournaments starting April 29. Ecton said Poudre may end up one short, and other teams may end up canceling a match or two, but she said coaches will try not to penalize teams for missed matches when it comes to regional seeding.

Ecton said folks could get upset about it or just accept it. Either way, she said, “We’re all in the same boat.”

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