Rain wiped out two softball tournaments in Panama City Beach and everything else that couldn’t be contested in a pool on Friday.
The Florida-Alabama Challenge high school event hosted by Arnold and the Gulf Coast Beach Classic junior college tournament at Frank Brown Park were washed out on Friday. District softball and baseball games and a Saturday track meet scheduled for Tommy Oliver Stadium also were postponed.
The Florida-Alabama Challenge will resume today with Friday’s schedule starting at 9 a.m. Games are scheduled for every 90 minutes.
Arnold coach Rick Green said the tournament received permission from the Florida High School Athletic Association to play on Sunday. However, Alabama schools won’t be permitted to play, he said.
GC Beach Classic games are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. today, but GC coach Susan Painter said start times will be determined by weather. She said games could be played as late as 11 p.m. today.
Games also are slated to begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday. The schedule is already compact with the tournament being contested on only three fields.
Mosley’s District 2-6A baseball game against visiting Choctawhatchee was postponed to 6 p.m. on Monday. Mosley coach Todd Harless said field conditions will play a role in whether the game can be played.
“If we get so much rain in the next two days it’ll be tough to play,” Harless said. “We have to keep scheduling it for every available date for both teams.”
Mosley will now play three district games in four days with 2-6A matchups also scheduled for Tuesday at Fort Walton Beach and Thursday against visiting Crestview.
Area postponements announced by schools and makeup dates:
Softball: Gulf Breeze at Rutherford 6 p.m., moved to Wednesday at Rutherford 6 p.m. Walton at Bay.
Baseball: Bay at West Florida. Rescheduled for April 10; Choctawhatchee at Mosley, rescheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday.
Panhandle Open track meet at Tommy Oliver Stadium, canceled, no makeup announced.
GC Beach Classic: Friday schedule cancelled, Saturday games on track with additions in the evening.
Florida-Alabama Challenge schedule, with field designation in parentheses:
9 a.m. — Niceville vs. Liberty County (1), Gulliver Prep vs. Chiles (2), Daphne vs. Lake Brantley (3), Fort Walton Beach vs. Madison (4), Arnold vs. Pine Castle (8).
10:30 a.m. — Mortimer-Jordan vs. Lake Howell (1), Escambia vs. Dothan (2), Marianna vs. Lake Brantley (3), Yulee vs. Fort Walton Beach (4), Florence vs. Lafayette (8), West Florida vs. Buckhorn (9).
Noon — Niceville vs. Lake Howell (1), Gulliver Prep vs. Escambia (2), Daphne vs. Marianna (3), Madison vs. Yulee (4), Arnold vs. Lafayette (8), Mosley vs. West Florida (9).
1:30 p.m. — Liberty vs. Mortimer-Jordan (1), Dothan vs. Chiles (2), Florence vs. Pine Castle (8), Mosley vs. Buckhorn (9).
3 p.m. — Liberty vs. Lake Howell (1), Chiles vs. Escambia (2), Daphne vs. Fort Walton Beach (3), Madison vs. Lake Brantley (4), Arnold vs. Florence (8), Marianna vs. Lafayette (9).
4:30 p.m. — Niceville vs. Mortimer-Jordan (1), Gulliver Prep vs. Dothan (2), West Florida vs. Marianna (3), Liberty vs. Buckhorn (4), Pine Castle vs. Lafayette (8), Mosley vs. Yulee (9).
6 p.m. — Niceville vs. Florence (1), Dothan vs. Yulee (2), Chiles vs. West Florida (3), Madison vs. Daphne (4), Arnold vs. Lake Brantley (8), Buckhorn vs. Fort Walton Beach (9).
7:30 p.m. — Mosley vs. Lake Howell (1), Gulliver Prep vs. Mortimer-Jordan (2), Pine Castle vs. Escambia (3).
GC Beach Classic schedule with field in parentheses (games postponed from Friday will be added to the evening on Saturday, but no exact schedule has been released for the later contests):
9 a.m. — Southern Union vs. Central Alabama (5), GC vs. Georgia Perimeter (6), Chattanooga State vs. Wallace-Hanceville (7)
11 a.m. — NWF State vs. Chattanooga State (5), GC vs. Southern Union (6), Wallace-Dothan vs. Gadsden State (7)
1 p.m. — NWF State vs. Wallace-Hanceville (5), Central Alabama vs. State College of Florida (6), Wallace-Dothan vs. Jefferson Davis (7)
3 p.m. — Wallace-Dothan vs. Georgia Perimeter (5), Wallace-Hanceville vs. State College of Florida (6), Southern Union vs. Gadsden State (7)
5 p.m. — Chattanooga State vs. Jefferson Davis (5)
9 a.m. — Gadsden State vs. Jefferson Davis (5), Georgia Perimeter vs. Chattanooga State (6), GC vs. State College of Florida (7)
11 a.m. — Georgia Perimeter vs. Southern Union (5), State College of Florida vs. Chattanooga State (6), Jefferson Davis vs. Wallace-Hanceville (7)
1 p.m. — Wallace-Hanceville vs. Southern Union (5), GC vs. Gadsden State (6)
Blountstown 19, West Gadsden 0
BLOUNTSTOWN — Winning pitcher Courtney McFarland didn’t surrender a hit and struck out five in a game halted after 2½ innings.
For the Tigers, 1-4, Taylor Stalnaker had a single, double, scored two runs and had four RBIs. Lauren Blackburn was 2 for 2 with an RBI and three runs and Jordan Herndon had a hit, two RBIs and three runs.
Rutherford 7-7, Walton 0-0
DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — Rutherford’s boys and girls swept Walton 7-0. Results, with Rutherford nettes listed first:
Boys — Rutherford 7, Walton 0
Singles — No. 1: Patrick Robinson defeated Thomas Brannon 8-1, No. 2: Dev Nanji defeated Hunter Bell 8-3, No. 3: Chris Walters defeated Stone Thompson 8-0, No. 4: Joshua Baker defeated Austin Woodham 8-3, No. 5: Alan-Negron Gorchov defeated Kyle Taylor 8-4
Doubles — No. 1: Robinson-Nanji def Brannon-Bell 8-1, No. 2: Walters-Baker def Thompson-Woodham 8-4
Girls — Rutherford 7, Walton 0
Singles — No. 1: Olivia Meadows def Shannon Goodchild 8-0, No. 2: Stephanie Powers def Caroline Manning 8-0, No. 3: Taylor Laue def Victoria Lighther 8-0, No. 4: Alex Moore def Kaitlyn Guthre 8-0, No. 5: Amber Lloyd def Christina Graves 8-0
Doubles — No. 1: Meadows-Powers def Goodchild-Lightner 8-0, No. 2: Laue-Moore def Manning-Graves 8-0.