Rain,rain, go away

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 7, 2005

Games are changing constantly as rain wreaks havoc on baseball, softball and soccer scheduling.

Almost all games scheduled for yesterday (Friday) were cancelled before noon as rain heaped water on fields throughout the Roanoke-Chowan area.

As of press time, a variety of games were tentatively scheduled for today, weather permitting.

Northeast Academy’s home playoff baseball game with Northwood Temple is scheduled for 4 p.m. today.

The Eagles are the fifth seed in this week’s North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA) state tournament. They come in with a 10-4 overall record as they host 8-7 Northwood Temple.

Likewise, Ridgecroft School’s varsity baseball club hopes to begin their quest for the NCISAA title this afternoon.

The Rams, seeded seventh in the state tournament, are slated to host tenth seeded Wayne Country Day at 3 p.m. at Ridgecroft, again weather permitting.

The first round games of the tournament were scheduled for Friday before the rain.

Bertie High School has similar plans, though the Falcons are rescheduling for Monday because of the amount of rain already heaped on their field as of Friday morning.

Bertie’s softball team will continue preparation for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state playoffs when they host First Flight at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

The Lady Falcons have already clinched the 3-A playoff spot with three games to play in the season.

The Falcon baseball squad will host First Flight at 7 p.m. Monday.

Ridgecroft’s varsity soccer team will begin defense of their state championship Monday afternoon when they host Cresset Christian School in the first round of the NCISAA soccer tournament.

The Rams, seeded sixth in the tourney, come in at 6-5-1 on the year while Cresset enters at 5-4.

That playoff matchup will be at 4 p.m. at Ridgecroft School.

Hertford County High School played their games Thursday to avoid the rain delay.