Wintry weather puts question mark on upcoming week’s high school schedule

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Ever since the postseason high school baseball and softball playoffs were expanded to include open sectionals and state championships start of the league seasons have moved earlier and earlier into April making inclement weather a bigger factor.

That certainly is the case this season as area ball fields are now white instead of green and with more snow in the forecast the scheduled start this week of the Niagara-Orleans League baseball and softball seasons and the Genesee Region League softball campaign is in doubt.

In the N-O League, the Roy-Hart softball team is scheduled to begin defense of its title at Barker on Monday. The Lady Rams went 14-0 last spring.

The Roy-Hart baseball squad is also slated to open at home Monday against Barker.

The remaining N-O diamond openers are slated for Friday including the defending champion Medina baseball squad hosting Newfane.

In the G-R, the Holley and Kendall softball squads are scheduled to open league action on Monday and Lyndonville on Wednesday.

The Medina lacrosse squad faces a busy week as the Mustangs are slated to host West Seneca West on Monday, Gowanda/Silver Creek on Tuesday and then visit Eden on Thursday.

The Mustangs stickmen are currently 1-1 in Class C Division action while Gowanda/Silver Creek, Eden and Akron are all at 2-0, East Aurora 1-1 and Salamanca, Lew-Port and Wilson all at 0-2.

The week’s schedule:

Baseball – Lyndonville at Webster Christian, 4:30 p.m.; Barker at Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.
Softball – Lyndonville at Wilson, Notre Dame at Kendall, Holley at Oakfield-Alabama, 4:30 p.m.; Roy-Hart at Barker, 4:45 p.m.
Tennis – Albion at Wilson, Barker at Medina, 4 p.m.
Lacrosse – West Seneca West at Medina, 5 p.m.

Baseball – Barker at Alexander, 4:30 p.m.; Niagara-Wheatfield at Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.; Albion at North Tonawanda, 5 p.m.; Holley/Kendall at Medina, 7 p.m.
Softball – Newfane at Lyndonvlle, 4:30 p.m.; Elba at Medina ,4:45 p.m.
Tennis – Akron at Barker, Attica at Holley, Wheatland-Chili at Kendall, 4 p.m.; Medina at Newfane, 4:30 p.m.
Lacrosse – Medina at Gowanda, 5:30 p.m.

Baseball – Albion st St. Mary’s Lancaster, 4:30 p.m.; Alden at Medina, Wilson at Newfane, 4:45 p.m.
Softball – Wheatland-Chili at Lyndonville, Monroe at Kendall, Byron-Bergen at Holley, 4:30 p.m.; Albion at Lew-Port, 4:45 p.m.
Tennis – Alexander at Holley, Kendall at Oakfield-Alabama, 4 p.m.
Track – Holley at Oakfield-Aalbama, 4:30 p.m.

Baseball – Roy-Hart at Tonawanda, Byron-Bergen at Barker, 4:30 p.m.
Softball – Medina at Lew-Port, 4:45 p.m.
Tennis – Akron at Newfane, 4 p.m.
Track – Byron-Bergen/Elba at Kendall, 4:30 p.m.
Lacrosse – Medina at Eden, 5 p.m.

Baseball – Barker at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.; Newfane at Medina, Wilson at Albion, 4:45 p.m.; Akron at CSAT, 5 p.m.
Softball – Elba at Lyndonville, Kendall at Wheatland-Chili, Pembroke at Holley, 4:30 p.m.; Albion at Wilson, Medina at Newfane, CSAT at Akron, 4:45 p.m.
Tennis – Pembroke at Holley, Kendall at World of Inquiry, 4 p.m.

Baseball – Batavia at Medina, 1 p.m.