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Rainy weather ruins tournaments and games

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Cole Hanson, Sports Editor

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One rainy day after another

The last couple months have not been ideal for PV sports. There has been day after day of rain. The boys XC team started off their season with their home meet canceled, and the girls XC team was in the same boat. Their home meet was canceled. XC isn’t the only sport that has taken hits from the rain this fall.

Unfortunately that was the case this past weekend for the football, and the boys golf team. The XC teams were scheduled to travel to Sterling this Saturday for one of the last meets of the season. It was cancelled on Friday night due to excessive rain. The course was a mud pit. 

The football team has had games delayed, moved up, or even canceled. “We tried really hard to finish the game that night, because it’s different than playing at Brady street. The game was over an hour away, but it was a playoff game so it was necessary.”, even though they got to finish this game, the weather has really been giving everyone a hard time.

The football game for Friday night in Iowa City was delayed, and eventually scheduled for the Saturday afternoon. The boys golf had state this past weekend. They were second place at the end of the day on Friday. Then the rain rolled through.

The directors of the meet called off the second day of state, and handed out the trophies for the current place of each team, leaving the team to get second at state. The big problem with this is this: at MAC the boys golf team was in this same position. Friday night they were in second, and on the second day, Saturday, they cleaned up the competition and got first. Would it have played out like this at state?

Eric Belby, the coach of the boys XC team, recalled that in his 30 years of coaching and competing, he has had one meet that was canceled. In this one season, the team has had 4 meets canceled. “This weather is horrible. Historically, fall is dry with no rain, no humidity. I feel like team and I have been robbed.” Even though meets and games have been canceled both teams are continuing to put in work and waiting for the day when they do get to show their talents.

 

 

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