Buckhannon, W.Va. -- With March 1st literally around the corner, many Bobcats are hoping the saying "In like a lion, out like a lamb" holds true. Several contests have already felt the wrath of Mother Nature this year as Wednesday's basketball games at Shepherd were the event of an earlier reschedule due to a previous winter storm.
The latest two sports to submit to the elements are Women's Lacrosse and Baseball. Lacrosse was due to kick off their season opener at home, Friday at 1pm verse Chowan University while the baseball team was set to hit the road at Ohio Valley University. Currently, the lacrosse game has been moved to 4:30pm and will be played at Buckhannon-Upshur high school and the baseball contest has been cancelled with no alternative make-up date set as of now. As of now, the Bobcats are scheduled to host Urbana in a double-header Saturday at 3pm at Hank Ellis Field then follow with another double-header Sunday but who knows how that will play out.
With the Spring transition of sports upon us many wonder how long it will actually be until all contests can begin a smooth schedule of operation. The agony on the coaches let alone the players is as much of a grind as their daily workouts and classroom routines. Innovative coaches and young minds have kept workouts fresh and appealing, however most of the Spring athletes have been in "off-season" mode since any chance of getting some outside time last October (before the first snow).
As for now, the athletes will continue their hard work awaiting their opportunity as Mother Nature takes her course. Until then, we'll cheer on our Bobcats on the hardwood as March Madness begins to set in.