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Mother Nature throws local sports schedules another curve ball

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Alexis Payton competes in the pole vault early in this afternoon’s key Genesee Region League battle of the unbeatens against visiting Byron-Bergen before bad weather halted the meet which is slated to be completed next Monday.

During a spring sports season that has been regularly interrupted by rain, snow or cold weather, Mother Nature threw another nasty curve ball today, this time in the form of an ill timed late afternoon thunderstorm that wiped out a busy high school slate of games.

Among the events weathered out was the key Byron-Bergen at Kendall Genesee Region League title deciding girls track meet, a battle of unbeaten 7-0 teams.

About half of the meet was completed before the bad weather set in. It is scheduled to be completed on Monday.

Also on the track, the opening day of the Niagara-Orleans All-League meet at Roy-Hart got in less than an hour of competition before being halted by thunder.

The local baseball games washed out included Newfane at Albion, Roy-Hart at Barker and Medina at Wilson, a contest which was postponed earlier in the afternoon because of an already wet field.

The Albion and Roy-Hart games both got into the third inning before begin halted.

The Wilson at Medina, Albion at Newfane, Roy-Hart at Barker and Wheatland-Chili at Lyndonville softball games were all also halted by the water after only a couple of innings of play.