The latest winter storm has caused a few scheduling problems for local sports teams this week. The area received approximately six inches of snow and it has slowed area sports to a halt on Monday. 


 


The latest winter storm has caused a few scheduling problems for local sports teams this week. The area received approximately six inches of snow and it has slowed area sports to a halt on Monday. 

In Carthage, Coach Catron’s golf team was scheduled to play at Twin Hill’s Country Club on Monday and then Tuesday at Carthage golf course. There has been no makeup date announced for Monday’s match, but the home match is now scheduled for Wednesday at 3:45. Joplin, Webb City, and Nevada are all still expected to make the trip. 

Carthage baseball was also postponed Monday. The Tigers were scheduled to play rival Webb City, but that game will be made up on Wednesday at Carl Lewton Stadium. The Tigers also head to Branson tonight for the season opener with Branson-Republic. Game time is approximately 7 p.m.

For Jasper, the Lamar invitational baseball tournament is in jeopardy of being completely postponed. Jasper was scheduled to play McCauley on Monday, but has now been rescheduled for Wednesday and all other tournament games pushed back as well. 

“I really don’t see us being able to play that quickly,” said Jasper Baseball Coach Dustin Young. “Our field is really swamped right now and we’ll need a lot of sunshine to be able to play (on Wednesday).”

Jasper plans to continue the tournament with games on Thursday against Lamar, Friday with Liberal, and Saturday against East Newton. 

Sarcoxie’s baseball season has also been hit by the winter storm. The Bears were scheduled to start their season opening tournament Monday, but all games have been pushed back a day. The tournament starts today at 3 p.m. and will conclude with the championship game at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.