Rains continue to delay the 3A baseball tournament, in which the Delta Panthers were scheduled to begin play last Friday, May 18, in Niwot. Expected rains prompted officials to move the opening round to Monday, May 21. Those plans were washed away and new dates and sites have been set.
Rains left ballfields in Niwot and Greeley saturated and the tournament will now begin on Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26. It will conclude on Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2. Also, because Niwot High School is conducting graduation services on the field on Saturday, all games have been shifted to Greeley schools.
Delta will play University on Friday, May 25, at 10 a.m. at Butch Butler Field, located at 2227 23rd Avenue at Centennial Park in Greeley. The winner will face the winner between Eaton (17-4) and Peak to Peak (14-6) later that day, at 3 p.m. at Butch Butler Field.
The 3A tournament is a double-elimination format, and the loser of the Delta-University game will play again Saturday, May 26, at 10 a.m. at University High School. The school is located at 6525 W. 18th Street in Greeley.
All 3A playoff action on June 1-2 will be played at Butch Butler Field.
The 3A bracket can be found online at chsaanow.com.
During a preliminary hearing in Delta District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 15, Judge Steven Schultz found probable cause for second degree murder charges against Heather Jones.
Jones previously faced three counts in the shooting of Ryan Redifer in Paonia on Jan. 12, 2018 -- assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree and violation of a protection order.