MIDDLETOWN -- The first day of the New York State boys and girls outdoor track & field championships has been rained out. All events will take place tomorrow, rain or shine.
The rain came down hard all night and it's been pouring all morning in Middletown, which is about an hour outside of New York City, creating hazardous conditions for competition. The organizers chose to postpone all events to Saturday.
Competition is tentatively scheduled to commence at 8:40 a.m. The original schedule called for action from 11:30-5:40 p.m. Friday and 10-3:30 p.m. Saturday.
This is the first time the event has taken place at Middletown High School.
There will be 19 finals for both boys and girls tomorrow (16 individual events, three relay events). For a full breakdown of what's to come in Saturday's action-packed day of finals, check out tomorrow's News.
I'm at Brockport State for the Class AA, A and B softball games. The C and D games are at Olean. The baseball games are at Niagara Falls (AA), Batavia (A & D) and Jamestown (B & C). We will have reporters providing updates from all baseball games.
If you are at one of today's big games on the diamonds, be sure to tweet updates with the hashtag #preptalkscores. Those tweets will automatically appear in the live blog below.
The spring season's Championship Week continues today with several major events, including the Far West Regionals in boys lacrosse at St. John Fisher College in the Rochester suburb of Pittsford.
That's where I'll be, providing play-by-play updates in the live blog below for the Class B (Hamburg vs. V-V-Canandaigua, 1 p.m.), C (Silver Creek vs. V-Penn Yan, 3:30) and A games (Orchard Park vs. V-Penfield, 6 p.m.).
The girls lacrosse regionals, Section VI softball finals and Section VI track meet are among the other major events happening today.
If you are at one of today's big games, be sure to tweet updates with the hashtag #preptalkscores. Those tweets will automatically appear in the live blog below.
Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.