Most weekend state tournament action moved to Monday

The rainy weather hitting the state has washed out much of the DIAA state tournament action scheduled for this weekend.

The state track & field championships, slated to start today at Dover High, have now been moved to Monday afternoon. The competition is now a one-day event slated to start at 3 p.m.

The DIAA at first hoped to make the event a one-day event on Saturday but the forecast isn’t any better.

“The forecast just does not give any hope for a time for safe competition,” DIAA executive director Tommie Neubauer wrote in an email announcing the decision.

Also, the softball state tourney, which was scheduled to get underway on Saturday has been moved to Monday because of the expected rain and wet field conditions.

All of the softball games will start at 4 p.m. on Monday with the exception of Milford’s game at Caravel, which will begin at 5 p.m. In the matchups involving Henlopen Conference teams, Smyrna hosts Polytech, Indian River hosts Lake Forest, Sussex Central hosts St. Georges and Sussex Tech hosts Wilmington Charter.

The tourney is still slated to continue with the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

The boys’ and girls’ tennis tourneys were slated to begin on Saturday at various sites around the state. The first round will now be played on Monday at 1 p.m. with the second round to follow.

The remaining rounds of the tennis tournament will then be moved back a day.

The DIAA girls’ lacrosse is still scheduled to be played on Saturday. In the two games involving downstate schools, Polytech plays at Archmere at 11 a.m. with Cape Henlopen hosting Padua at 7 p.m.


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