Games snowed out this weekend

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With field conditions already poor, Thursday's heavy, wet snowfall did nothing to fix the problem.

Consequently, all weekend games scheduled in Steamboat Springs and out of town have been postponed.

"I know I had 12 inches on my car (Friday) morning," Steamboat Springs High School activities director Richard Lee said. "There was probably 6 or 7 inches on the football field, but that's just a guess."

A couple of inches would have been too much for a football field muddy and torn up from lacrosse games this spring. Dudley Field, which held up nicely during Thursday's soccer game, also was covered in snow Friday.

Steamboat's soccer game against Eagle Valley, scheduled for Friday, has been moved to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Dudley Field. The junior varsity team will play at 6 p.m., meaning the Sailors will have to play three games in four days, but they have to conclude regular season games by Thursday.

The Steamboat boys lacrosse games against Telluride on Friday and Grandview today were postponed, as was today's Steamboat girls lacrosse game against St. Mary's Academy. Lee said no dates have been set on the lacrosse postponements.

Friday's tennis matches bet--ween Steamboat, Glenwood Springs and Roaring Fork also were postponed because of weather.

Steamboat will play Roaring Fork and Glenwood on Monday in Carbondale and Glenwood, respectively.

Roaring Fork and Glenwood don't have access to indoor facilities.

The tennis team must complete its regular season before Thursday because the Class 4A regional brackets need to be out by Thursday, when the regional tournament opens in Grand Junction.

The top two players and doubles teams from each bracket will advance to the state tournament in Pueblo from May 12 to 14. Soccer playoffs begin the week of May 8.

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