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Rain forces change to schedules
Kareli Hernandez CHS
Kareli Hernandez and Ceres High’s softball team were limited to just two games at the Bill Evans Memorial Tournament earlier this month at Rainbow Fields due to poor weather. - photo by Dale Butler

High schools throughout the Stanislaus District have canceled and rescheduled athletic games, matches and meets this spring due to wet weather.

Rain has impacted six of Central Valley High School’s eight sports, including baseball, softball, boys tennis, boys golf, track and field and swimming.

“Weather-related, we haven’t seen anything like this in quite some time,” Hawks’ Athletic Director Greg Magni said. 

“But it (changing schedules) is nothing new if you were an AD during COVID,” he added. “That’s all we did for 18 months.”

Central Valley was supposed to play softball at Merced on March 15. The Central California Conference was canceled because of poor field conditions. The contest has been rescheduled for April 14.

Central Valley’s away baseball game at CCC-rival Golden Valley was moved from March 14 to March 18.

Central Valley’s home softball game versus Hughson, and away boys golf and boys tennis matches at Atwater and Golden Valley on March 14 were all canceled.

The boys golf and boys tennis contests will be made up later this season.

“We’re working on a reschedule date for softball,” Magni said.

Central Valley’s non-league baseball game scheduled against host Gregori on March 10 was canceled. 

Two of the Hawks’ four preseason softball games at the Rainbow Fields Tournament were canceled.

Central Valley’s track and field team was supposed to compete at the Hughson Invitational. The meet was scratched due to poor weather.

Boys golf at Manteca, and boys tennis versus CCC-opponent Atwater and softball against Ripon in Ceres on March 9 were called off.

The Hawks also canceled outdoor sports on Feb. 24, 27 and 28.

Baseball was supposed to play at East Union on Feb. 24 and host to Livingston on Feb. 27.

Softball was supposed to host Los Banos on Feb. 24, compete at Ceres High on Feb. 27 and host Riverbank on Feb. 28.

Boys tennis was supposed to face Patterson on Feb. 28 in Ceres. Wet weather forced the cancellation of swimming at Golden Valley and boys golf at West.

“We had to cancel baseball, softball, boys tennis and boys golf (during the opening week),” Magni said.  “All of our league stuff has been rescheduled.”

Ceres High’s baseball, softball, boys golf and track and field schedules were modified because of poor weather.

“We haven’t seen a winter like this in a long time,” Bulldogs’ Athletic Director John Bussard said. “You have to roll with the punches.”

“We’ve had to cancel or reschedule eight games,” Ceres High softball head coach Mike Corsaut stated. “It’s so frustrating.”

“We lost some preseason games but nothing in league,” Bussard added. “We’ll fit those games in when we can. They’ve been rescheduled already.”