Mother Nature played havoc with the end-of-season district tournaments at the high school this year, with games being rained out and schedules gone amuck.
Eventually, it was all sorted out and the seasons ended, but much the same is happening with our youth league currently with only the boys 12-14 title being determined as Gary Steele Karate Studio defeated Game Xchange for the honors.
“Rescheduling is very difficult. Many factors come into play,” said McMinnville Civic Center athletic director Terry Beard. “Field availability, umpire and scorekeeper availability, and coordinating with the coaches. We will also likely have to play on nights and/ or fields that teams don’t normally play on. I’m doing my best to finish before July 4. We would have definitely been able to do that if not for so many rainouts.”
With the rain cancellations on Thursday, Southern Girls and Team Evolution will need to be rescheduled to find out who plays Aaron’s Heat and Air to get in the finals of the 10-12 girls division. The final was scheduled for Friday evening but inclement weather in the form of tropical storm Cindy provided a few lingering effects until Saturday at least.
Girls 7-9 youth league tournament was scheduled for Thursday, but it’s still TBD when the games will be rescheduled.
Denning and Cantrell has an appointment with Dr. Franson to see who gets to play BT Technology. Tennessee Warehouse will play Triple C Nursery for a championship slot decider. The finals are scheduled currently for Thursday, June 29.
The boys 9-11 bracket has yet to be released, waiting for all season results for seeding.
The recent rain also stopped play for the adult softball league, adult kickball league and the many T-ball league games played almost nightly at McMinnville Civic Center. Admission is free and folks are encouraged to attend to see some of our future best and brightest on the field.