Weather interfering with county tourney

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Instead of the return of spring sports grabbing the headlines this weekend, it has been the continuation of winter weather.

The latest storm has brought classes, and sports, to a stop.

The Carroll County Baseball Tournament was postponed Thursday and Friday, and now tournament officials hope to salvage a few games Saturday. Berryville was supposed to host the tournament Thursday, with Green Forest hosting the tournament on Friday and Saturday. Along with Berryville and Green Forest, Huntsville, Valley Springs, Lead Hill and Bergman were looking forward to taking the field for the first time Thursday.

Green Forest Coach Tony Coffey is hoping the field will be ready by Saturday.

"At this point five of the six teams will be able to come," Coffey said. "We will just have to see how the field looks."

While Berryville wasn't scheduled to host the tournament Saturday, Berryville Athletic Director John McClellan said the Bobcats will be attempting to get their field clear as well.

"Coach (David) Broseus and the guys will be out there doing what it takes to get this in, because it will be difficult to reschedule for everyone," McClellan said.

If the tournament is played on Saturday, it will start at 10 a.m. and will be a round-robin style tournament with each game lasting one hour and 30 minutes.

"That's about what you want right now," Coffey said. "For most of us, we just want our kids to get a little time on the mound."

This is the second annual Carroll County Tournament. Valley Springs defeated Green Forest in the championship last season.

There have been other sporting events postponed because of the weather this week for the area teams.

At press time, no make-up dates had been announced.

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