Weather continues to disrupt spring sports schedules

By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News


Sunny skies are just around the corner for our Henry County sports teams, but the bad weather decided to get a few more shots in this weekend, pushing back a couple of scheduled events.

Mt. Pleasant tennis had two road meets postponed by the rough conditions. The varsity boys? tennis teams was scheduled to play at Centerville on Friday in a non-conference meet, but the inclimate weather had other plans.

The girls? tennis team was all set for an invitational tournament at Ft. Madison on Saturday. The Panthers were to take on all three other Southeast Conference teams; Fairfield, Ft. Madison and Keokuk. That meet was cancelled and will not be made up.

Iowa Wesleyan softball continues to struggle to get their games in. The Tigers had a doubleheader on Saturday at Blackburn postponed, and then another doubleheader at Robert Morris University-Springfield was pushed back as well.

The IW softball team has now had eight games in a row postponed. Their last action was on March 21, when they lost two games at Fontbonne University. The Tiger women still have not played a home game this year.

There are plenty of scheduled events going on today (Monday) for the area?s teams, but not if the incoming snow has anything to say about it.

The WACO boys? and girls? track and field teams were scheduled to run at Lone Tree this evening. That meet has been postponed.

The Mt. Pleasant girls? golf team is scheduled for a varsity triangular against Burlington and Muscatine, which would be their home opener due to other postponements. As of press time, that meet is still on, as is the boys? home soccer game against Fairfield. The weather forecast, however, has more snow in the forecast today.

New London?s boys? and girls? golf teams are scheduled to host rival Danville at 4 p.m. As of press time, that meet is still on, but it?s going to take a little sun to clear the area before any of these teams will be able to get their contests in.

The weather in Henry County is projected to get much nicer in the upcoming days, which is good news for area boys? track fans.

The Denny White Relays are coming up in just three days. The relays will be run on Thursday, April 12.

So far, weather for the Denny White Relays looks as nic as ever, with a high of 71 degrees projected at race time.