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Locals help clear snow for spring athletes


Cody Maldenhauer, left, and Jeff Wilt shovel six inches of snow on the tennis courts at the high school March 8. Maldenhauer and Wilt, who is helping with the tennis program this year, were joined later by Adrian Aspinall. Maldenhauer and Aspinal work with Wilt as electrical engineers at Grand Coulee Dam. Several more inches of snow fell on it the next week, but all the courts had been cleared this week and a tennis game was scheduled for yesterday. - Scott Hunter photo

The long-running winter has made it hard to play spring sports, meant to be played on grass and dirt, not ice and snow.

"We've had volunteers helping, doing whatever they can, like snow blowing fields," said Lake Roosevelt Athletic Director Tim Rasmussen.

The snow has canceled several of the first events scheduled for each of the five spring sports: tennis, golf, baseball, softball, and track & field.

"We working as a league and as a district to see what we can do towards the end of the season," Rasmussen said about rescheduling the events. "The good news is the parents and community...

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