Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse coach Chris Palumbus decided to take a laid-back attitude to last week's canceled games in Colorado Springs.
"Hey, we are still undefeated, so that's pretty cool," Palumbus joked after completing the round-trip to Colorado Springs and back without her team playing a game.
The team was disappointed on what was supposed to be its opening weekend of the season after being greeted by blizzard conditions in Colorado Springs. The spring storm forced the cancellation of the two planned games for the Sailors.
Steamboat Athletics Director Steve Moos was unsure if those games would be made up later in the season because the scheduling is handled at the state level.
The girls lacrosse team was not the only disappointment last weekend. The Steamboat boys baseball team also had a scheduled game canceled because of wet conditions in Grand Valley.
"It's very doubtful that the game will be made up," Moos said of the baseball game. "Starting this week, we go to three games a week for the rest of the season. Since this was not a league game, I don't think we will be able to fit it back into our schedule."
Moos said the Grand Valley coach delivered the bad news at 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Moos went down to the high school to relay the message.
"Sure, there were a lot of disappointed players, but this stuff has to be expected during the spring season," Moos said. "We still have a lot of games planned and I'm sure there will be plenty of baseball this season."
Moos said the school was holding off a decision on tonight's game against Soroco in Craig. A decision wasn't going to be made until mid-morning.
"We need the sun to come out and dry some things out," Moos said. "We don't want to go down there and play in a big mud hole."