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With constant rainfall saturating playing fields for much of the high school spring sports preseason, regular-season play appeared to be on schedule this week at Clover High School.
Carroll Hester, athletic director at CHS, said it was all-systems-go entering the first week of regular-season action in the spring sports season.
“The constant rainfall for much of the preseason hasn’t impacted the schedule that much to this point,” noted Hester.
“Scrimmages and tournaments help spring sports teams prepare for region competition but rainouts of those events do not impact regular-season scheduling,” explained the Clover AD.
“We more or less take it as it comes when rainfall causes cancellations of regular-season sports events,” Hester said of the constant need to have a backup plan. “We reschedule games as best we can.”
Hester said non-region games aren’t as crucial when rescheduling is necessary.
“Region games have to be rescheduled to complete the season,” he noted.
Several CHS spring sports teams were involved in preseason action over the weekend as a prelude to official regular-season and region games that kicked off the official spring sports season this week.
Meanwhile, Hester hopes the weather will cooperate in the weeks to come. There are times when the spring sports season extends to Saturdays to accommodate so many teams.
“Spring is the busiest sports season,” assures Hester. “We’re ready to crank it up.”