Weather continues to mess up prep events

Ah, spring in Colorado.

Once again, the Grand Valley seems to be one of the few areas in the state not prone to postponements or cancellations of high school sporting events after the latest cold front rolled into Colorado this week.

Friday’s scheduled prep girls golf tournament at Durango’s Hillcrest Golf Course was canceled Thursday because of snow in the Four Corners region.

The Fruita Monument tennis team had a dual planned Thursday at Dakota Ridge, then was slated to play Friday and Saturday in the George Washington Invitational in Denver. Both events were canceled.

The District 51 Griffins boys swim team incurred the same fate when the annual Jeffco Invitational in Arvada was canceled because of travel concerns for the teams.

The Fruita Monument baseball team was scheduled to play a Southwestern League game Friday at Montrose. Because of snow in that area, that game has been moved to 10 a.m. today at Canyon View Park, although it will still be Montrose’s home game.

Snow postponed Gunnison High School’s track meet today at Western State College until

School District 51 has guidelines by which it allows travel for school-sponsored events.

“If there are restrictions on the passes or roads, we don’t allow our activity buses to go,” School District 51 Athletic Director Paul Cain said.

Nonleague contest might not be made up but schools find it all but necessary to reschedule league games in any sport. The problem, as the spring season begins to hit its peak, is that there are few days left to reschedule events should weather continue to be a factor.

“We’re getting there,” Cain said of running out of available dates.


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