Things can get only better for Vermillion High School spring sports teams in the coming week.
Tanager athletes are sick and tired of practicing and competing against only each other, but that's the way it was again this past week as every sport's scheduled events were postponed or cancelled by the persistent wet weather.
The VHS baseball team came within three hours of getting in a pair of home games against Lennox Monday, but a steady rain began at 3 p.m. and showed no signs of stopping � which it didn't! � so the games were called off. It was more than two weeks since they last played on April 13 if the Tanagers were able to play last night (Thursday) in Wagner as scheduled.
The baseball teams will be in Mount Vernon for a long day of ball Sunday � JVs at 2 p.m. and two varsity games at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. On Tuesday VHS is scheduled to host Dakota Valley with the varsity game at 5 p.m. and the JVs to follow. Next Thursday the Tanagers are slated to go to Tabor to play Bon Homme with the JVs starting at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity playing later.
The track teams were weathered out of a meet at Lennox for the second straight Thursday last week, and then they were supposed to compete in a Dakota Valley meet Tuesday that had already been postponed once, but no such luck. Hopefully the 1st Dakota meet at Yankton got off on schedule yesterday (Thursday). Next on the track schedule are meets in Sioux Falls next Friday � both a meet at O'Gorman and the traditional Howard Wood Dakota Relays.
The Vermillion girls golf team wasn't scheduled for 10 days over Easter weekend, so the weather didn't bother them except for messing up their chances of practicing outdoors on a course. The Tanagers are slated to host their own invitational at The Bluffs beginning at 9 a.m. today (Friday). Next Friday is the Big 8 Conference meet at Harrisburg at 11 a.m.
Boys tennis players lost a home dual against Sioux Falls Washington to the weather last Thursday as well as a home match against Yankton Tuesday. They hope to return to action at Roosevelt at 4 p.m. today, at Brookings at 10 a.m. Saturday and at Yankton at 6:30 p.m. next Thursday.