High School Sports

Rain wipes out local prep events

It wasn't long ago that folks around these parts were begging for rain to replenish the area's water supply. It got so bad the word "drought'' was pulled out of storage.

There's been a good dose of rain the last few weeks and the water levels are gradually rising. But there are some groups who'd rather see it hold off until the weekend.

They play and coach high school sports.

On March 4, rain wiped out a full slate of games and some have already been made up. Postponements were rampant again on Friday -- another heavy day of games was called off and awaits a rescheduled date.

Among those was one of the most anticipated soccer games of the season. Spring Valley was coming to Northwestern for a rematch of last year's Class AAAA state championship, won 3-2 by the Vikings. As of noon Friday, no makeup date had been set.

Northwestern postponed all of its games before 10:30 a.m. Friday.

"When we looked at the radar and saw what was coming our way from Florida, there was no way we were going to wait to call everything off,'' said Rose Baker, Northwestern's athletics department secretary. "It made no sense to wait after what we saw.''

Two baseball games were pushed back to today. York hosts Lancaster at 2:30 p.m. Chester hosts Lugoff-Elgin at 6 p.m.

Clover athletics director Carroll Hester said his school's events were postponed and one, the home baseball game against Fort Mill, was moved to Wednesday.

Keep an eye on the daily spring sports schedule that runs on The Herald's scoreboard page. As games are rescheduled, they will be added to the existing lists.