Wind, rain, snow?

This first week of the spring sports season is definitely making things difficult on the athletes participating.

Wind, rain, snow?
This first week of the spring sports season is definitely making things difficult on the athletes participating.
After golfers, baseball players and tennis players had to deal with stronger than normal winds Monday, the rains came, soaking most baseball fields.
Then after chilly conditions Wednesday, the rains came down Thursday and the temperatures started dropping even more.
Now there is talk of, like, 40,000 inches this weekend of snow.
Boy, spring sports season sure is fun.
I was sitting at Lee’s Summit West High School Thursday, watching Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit West try to play soccer in the cold, hard rain.
I thought to myself how glad I was I wasn’t on that field.
However, Blue Springs forward Mallory Malone didn’t seem to mind.
“I love the rain,” she said as her arms were still covered in wet grass from the field.
Now snow is apparently on its way for the next couple of days, and there is no telling how that will affect things for the weekend.
It seems like every year, the weather starts off wonky. In fact, I think there has been rain for the Tiger/Bronco/Titan Soccer Invitational every year that I’ve been here.
Next week isn’t going to be much better. Though the temperatures are supposed to be back in the mid to upper 50s, there is still talk of rain throughout the week.
The spring sports season can be brutal and unforgiving weather-wise. Hopefully we can get through these first few weeks with as few postponements as possible.
• Congratulations to William Chrisman and Van Horn in girls soccer, as both are off to 2-0 starts.
For Chrisman, that’s already twice as many wins as a year ago.
They’re doing it different ways too.
Chrisman’s approach has been a lot more balanced, scoring 19 goals in two games. Meanwhile, Van Horn has scored six goals in its two games – five of them by Rebecca Robins.
Robins was a star for the Falcons in the basketball season, and she looks like she could be the breakout star for the Falcons in soccer as well.
Anytime coach Chris Corrie mentions you in the same breath as all-state player Yacine Hamchaoui – who scored a state-record 69 goals in the fall – then a lot is expected of you.
Meanwhile, Chrisman has a lot of young players who have improved greatly from last season. This could be a team on the rise.
Let’s hope these two teams can keep up the good work and have good seasons.