We're still waiting for that face-off

By: Mike Ray, Colfax Record Sports Editor
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It may not have the day-to-day following of “Days of Our Lives,” or for that matter “Jersey Shore,” but the on-again off-again saga of the Pioneer Valley League baseball game scheduled on March 29 between Colfax and Lincoln is indeed taking on soap opera-like dramatics. In yet another twist and turn to the game that was originally forfeited by Lincoln to Colfax on the afternoon of March 29, the scheduled re-make set for this Saturday at Quigley Field was postponed by the PVL. Whether the game will be replayed at all was to be decided at a PVL meeting of principals and athletic directors yesterday. “We’re really not sure yet what’s happening with that game,” said Colfax athletic director Rob Hitchcock on Monday. “I know that they will not be playing on Saturday, though.” “I think the league wants to sit down and take a long look at what happened and do the best for the kids,” Hitchcock said. “I don’t know if a forfeit is still in the cards but the placement of the make-up could be decided.” According to Hitchcock, one scenario that is being tossed around is that the game scheduled for Colfax on May 8 will be moved to Lincoln. Lincoln would then play at Colfax on May 10 in a doubleheader. However, the second game that day would only be played if needed to determine a league championship or playoff berths. “We’ll know more after this week’s meeting,” Hitchcock said. “It’s a tough situation either way.” Baseball golf April 28 Speaking of Colfax High baseball, the Falcons’ are taking sign-ups and RSVPs for the program’s fundraiser golf tournament that is set for Saturday, April 28, at Black Oak Golf Course. The tournament will be a played under a four-player best ball format with a shotgun start commencing at 8 a.m. Check-in is set for 7 a.m. with a putting contest set to begin at 7:30 a.m.. There will also be closet-to-the-hole and long-drive competitions. Tournament cost is $70 per player, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, range balls and tee-prizes. It also includes a post-tournament chicken or steak dinner. To RSVP as a foursome or single golfer, contact Tim Day at 887-8294. River Cat ducats Staying with CHS baseball, the Falcons – in yet another fundraiser – are still selling tickets to a pair of upcoming Sacramento River Cat games. Tickets ($15) are for games on Friday, June 1, against the Fresno Grizzlies and on Saturday, July 14, versus the Las Vegas 51s. The game with Las Vegas will also have a post-contest fireworks display. For tickets, contact Donna Lopiano at 637-1642. Track Invite Off For the first time in many moons, the Colfax Invitational track and field meet hosted by Colfax High has been cancelled. The meet, started back in the 1980s as the Ramsey Relays, was originally scheduled for Friday, April 27. However, it was way-laid by the lack of starters for the event. “With big meets you have to have the starting crew with the automatic timing systems and they just weren’t available that weekend,” said Colfax track coach Larry Campbell. “It’s too bad but there really wasn’t anything we could do. We called all over but they weren’t available that day.”