Weather brings more sports cancellations

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

JASON PEEVYHOUSE

jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com

Of the three seasons of high school and middle school sports, the spring schedule is the one that is always the most in flux and dependent on the weather as more games were postponed or cancelled on Tuesday when severe weather was forecasted to hit Dyer County and West Tennessee.

On Tuesday afternoon, both Dyer County and Dyersburg school systems cancelled all after-school activities with the threat of severe weather in the forecast for the county.

Dyersburg’s trip to Troy to complete the Trojan baseball team’s home-and-home series with Obion County Central was postponed. The game is scheduled to be played today in Troy at 5 p.m. with only varsity action on the schedule.

This is the second change to this game from the original schedule as the Trojan/Rebel game from Monday was originally set for Troy, but moved to Dyersburg’s more ideal playing conditions.

Likewise, the Lady Trojans had their second rainout in as many days as their trip to Medina for District 13AA action was cancelled and moved this afternoon as well. This is also the second time in the last two weeks the Lady Trojans and Lady Hornets have been postponed as the two were supposed to meet last Thursday in Dyersburg.

Dyersburg’s soccer match with Jackson Christian School scheduled for Tuesday at J.C. Sawyers Stadium was also postponed due to weather. A makeup date will be announced at a later date.

Likewise in Newbern, Dyer County softball had its District 13AAA home game against Brighton postponed. The game is set to be made up today at Dyer County High School, weather permitting.

Choctaw baseball did catch a break by playing the 13AAA doubleheader against Liberty on Monday and will not be in action again until Thursday evening.

Makeup dates for Dyer County tennis and soccer will be announced at a later day.

In addition to high school games being postponed, spring sports for DMS, Northview and Three Oaks were cancelled on Tuesday as well.

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