Local spring sports teams were spoiled early on with great practice weather, but the threat of an unwanted snowstorm put a hitch in the schedule once again for the Havre High softball program.
The Central A Blue Ponies were scheduled to play two tough home games against the conference rival Belgrade Panthers on Saturday. But blizzard warnings over much of the area caused the Ponies’ first, and hopefully last cancellation of the young season.
HHS has only had one weekend of competition so far this season.
Playing at the Great Falls Jamboree to kick the season off, the Ponies have played four outstanding opponents. But with all of the games being just five innings, or a one-hour time limit, the Ponies were limited in what they could do. They went 0-4 on the weekend, but none of the games count towards the Ponies’ record, so they remain 0-0 on the season.
Havre’s doubleheader with Belgrade has already been rescheduled for Friday, April 20. The matchup will remain at the Sixth Avenue Memorial Field in Havre. The first game will be at 2 p.m. and the second will follow at 4 p.m.
But before then, the Ponies still have two other opponents they will attempt to survive. On Tuesday, the Ponies will be in Browning to take on the conference rival Indians. And on the ensuing Saturday, the Ponies will remain on the road to take on nonconference Columbia Falls, in Columbia Falls. The Ponies will finally host the Panthers on April 20, before facing the Central A Livingston Rangers on April 21 in Livingston.
The Ponies also host Browning on April 27.