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By Mike Motz
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Co-Ed All-Star Softball Game Thrown Out by Weather


August 10, 2023

Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph

Kelsey Miller of the Red Hot Aces team hits an RBI ground out before the rain stopped play on Thursday.

It's been a fun season for the Cheyenne County Community Center Softball League, if somewhat marred by multiple cancellations and rescheduled games due to the area's fickle weather patterns.

On Thursday, August 3, the teams were able to get some playing time in before the summer storms rolled in and stopped play. It was business as usual for the teams this summer, as the Panhandle's wet weather benefits the regions' farmers at the expense of summer recreation.

Mike Motz, SidneySuin-Telegraph

Courtnie Highland of The Rock team gets a little ahead of the ball and pops it up for an out.

On Friday, the All-Star game was scheduled, with participants from all of the teams forming into two teams for a showdown. Special uniforms for the players were printed up, and the teams were ready to go, but again the storms came rolling in. Cheyenne County Community Center's Ray Davenport initially delayed the 6 p.m. start until 6:30 p.m., but after surveying the fields and seeing large puddles of deep water around home plate and other areas of the field, he decide to postpone the games.

"It was just too muddy. The rain backed off, but the fileds were in no condition to play on. We'll maybe try again at a later date."

On Tuesday, games were scheduled again for 6 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. It was hoped that the early evening showers would take the day off so the teams could get some playing time together.


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