In The Red Zone: Ken Wakefield

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Stormy, Rainy Wednesday at Capital District Jubilee

The games were supposed to start at 5pm.

At 4:25, athletes were ordered inside Hanover High School when thunder and lightning arrived.  Two and one half hours later, the skies finally began to clear.  Though the softball field took the brunt of Mother Nature's wrath, some quick work with the tarp on the baseball diamond allowed officials to at least get one semifinal in tonight at the Capital District Jubilee.

The 5pm game began around 8:20, with the top-seeded Hanover Hawks falling behind early to Glen Allen 1-0 before tying the game in the third and taking the lead for good in the fifth en route to a 3-1 victory and a berth in Friday's District Championship game.

The Hawks will play the winner of the other semifinal between #2 Lee-Davis and #3 Atlee which is now scheduled to be played Thursday at 5pm.

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Both District softball semifinals were cancelled, with visible ponds of water in the outfield due to the week's persistent rain activity.  Officials have rescheduled the games for tomorrow, when #1 Lee-Davis will face #4 Glen Allen at 3pm, and #2 Hanover will battle #3 Atlee at 5pm.

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One girls soccer semifinal was played tonight as the scheduled 5pm game between Atlee and Glen Allen began around 7:45.  The Raiders led 2-0 at halftime, then scored in droves late in the game for an 8-0 victory.  The other semifinal will take place Thursday at 5pm.  Meanwhile, at Lee-Davis, where weather was less of an issue, both boys soccer semifinals were eventually played, with Atlee and Hanover winning their games to set up a fourth meeting between the teams for the District title Thursday, 5pm, at Lee-Davis.  The game was originally set to be played at Hanover, but, in an effort to ensure games are played Thursday, as more storms are in the forecast, organizers opted to continue to use the second venue to complete the boys soccer tournament.

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