It wasn't too long ago that folks in these parts were praying for rain to ease the drought conditions that had a grip on the state.
The water levels are up and the rain has been welcomed with open arms, but there are time when it would be good if it held off a little longer.
That was the case Monday for area high school baseball and softball teams. It could have been just rain, but from 11 a.m. until noon, warning sirens were blaring away and a tornado was reportedly sighted between McConnells and Rock Hill.
The combination made it easy for most athletics directors to postpone games. But the schedule is in a tailspin.
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Monday was the third round, with the district finals coming up Wednesday. How everything plays out the rest of the week is up in the air, with the four-team Upper State tournaments beginning Saturday.
In baseball, Northwestern, Great Falls, Indian Land and Lewisville pushed their games forward to today.
It's the same for the Nation Ford, Chester Lewisville and Lancaster softball teams.
Each team is in the loser's bracket and must win to keep playing. Any that do will have to beat the undefeated team in its bracket twice in the next round to advance.
Today's playoff games
Class AAAA baseball
Hillcrest at Northwestern, 6:30 p.m.
Class A baseball
Tamassee-Salem at Great Falls, 6 p.m.
Greenville Tech at Lewisville, 6:30 p.m.
Indian Land at Fox Creek, 6:30 p.m.
Class AAAA softball
Boiling Springs at Nation Ford, 6 p.m.
Lancaster at Wren, 6:30 p.m.
Class AAA softball
Daniel at Chester, 6 p.m.
Class A softball
Fox Creek at Lewisville, 5 p.m.