Snow postpones state softball tournament one day to Saturday

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The fields at the Aurora Sports Park are covered in snow Friday morning. (Bert Borgmann/CHSAANow.com)

AURORA -- The overnight snow, which was still falling Friday morning at the Aurora Sports Park, has caused the state softball tournament to be postponed a day.

An estimated one inch of snow fell overnight, and the Aurora Sports Park deemed the fields unplayable for Friday because of the amount of moisture on the playing surface. As such, the entire tournament will be pushed back one day.

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The schedule will remain the same, with Friday's games moving to Saturday and Saturday's games to Sunday. Again, no games will be played on Friday.

Because the overnight snow is persisting as of early Friday morning, further delays in the schedule are possible.

"Unfortunately in Colorado, we can't control what the weather is," assistant commissioner Bud Ozzello said Friday morning. "This decision is for the safety of the players. Above all, we are always looking out for the safety of our players. But we're still excited to host our state tournament."

Further updates will be posted on CHSAANow.com.

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The fields at the Aurora Sports Complex are covered in snow Friday morning. (Bud Ozzello/CHSAANow.com)

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