Every sports season, the Ripon Area School District prints a nice pocket-sized schedule for each individual sport.

In the same way, we here at the Commonwealth include a team schedule in the paper at the start of every season.

While the schedules usually come in handy, the unprecedented number of cancelled and rescheduled events during this unkind spring have rendered them useless.

This marks the fifth week of play in the spring sports season.

As of Tuesday, 18 days during those four weeks had scheduled sporting events. Nine of the days had at least one cancellation due to weather.

Out of 53 total scheduled events, 22 have been cancelled. That’s 42 percent.

That percentage would have been higher if it weren’t for sports like track and tennis competing in undesirable conditions.

Tennis even played once after the match had been cancelled.

In the results, Tiger coach Tony Wagner wrote a note that stated: “Since they [the opponent] were already up here, we played a dual match at Centre Court in Fond du Lac with them.”

Read the full article in the April 28, 2011 Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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