It's May, time for spring and championship athletics [Commentary]

Mayday, Mayday, Mayday.

No, I'm not calling for emergency, but rather pointing out that today (Wednesday) is May Day.

The month of May is a wonderful month as spring takes full control and leads us right into summer. I know, too often it seems like we have no true spring. We go right from the cold to the heat and humidity of July and August.

I think we're doing OK for now though, despite the rainy, dreary days we just had.

The fact is, we have had a pretty decent month of April where our high school athletics are concerned. Well, that was until Monday.

Monday's persistent drizzle and rain put a real damper on some key athletic contests that I am aware of.

After a full day of play Saturday, both tennis divisions of the UCBAC saw their semifinals and finals washed out Monday. The play was to resume Tuesday, but as I was writing this, it was too early to know if Tuesday actually worked.

If it didn't, I would assume today was the next best option. The regional tourney isn't unit May 11, so I'm thinking there's ample time.

Monday's wet weather also put the skids to a key softball contest in the conference's Susquehanna (lower) Division, where league leading Fallston was to visit Havre de Grace. The Cougars are sporting an 11-0 record, while Havre de Grace is 10-1, with the lone loss coming against Fallston, of course.

Interestingly, the two also met in the Warriors' annual Harris Tournament and Havre de Grace was a winner then. So, this is truly a rubber match, that I was told was rescheduled for Tuesday. In fact, that reschedule bumped another previously rescheduled game for the Warriors.

In the Chesapeake, the Mustangs of C. Milton Wright (9-1) also saw their showdown with Perryville (6-2) wiped out as well on Monday. The Mustangs have already beaten the Panthers once, so a CMW win will wrap up the crown. That game has been rescheduled for Monday at 3:30 p.m. at CMW.

Weather, at least bad weather, apparently will not interfere with this week's key lacrosse games on both the girls and boys schedules.

Of the four combined divisions, only CMW's girls team has locked up a title, clinching the Chesapeake with last week's win over North Harford.

The Susquehanna title is still up for grabs, but just for another day. Harford Tech, champions of the division a year ago, is 6-0, as are the Panthers of Perryville. The two will meet in Perryville Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Winner will meet CMW for the UCBAC championship Monday at 7 p.m. in Havre de Grace.

The boys divisions are up for grabs as well. In the Chesapeake, a title is likely to be won tonight when North Harford visits Bel Air. Both are 4-0, but Fallston (3-1) still looms for Bel Air on Friday. A three-way tie is still possible, so stand by.

The Susquehanna title fight is also a good one and one that was pushed to Friday by Monday's rain. Harford Tech (4-1) is to play at Rising Sun, which leads the standings at 5-0. The game will be played Friday at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Aberdeen is looming at 5-1, so another three-way tie is possible, but not likely.

The boys lacrosse UCBAC championship is scheduled for 5 p.m. in Havre de Grace on Monday.

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