Lincoln Charter’s softball team had its sights set on sweeping the regular season and Southern Piedmont 1A Conference tournament titles on Friday, but the weather had other ideas.
A torrential downpour fell just as the Eagles were going to bat in the bottom of the first, and the championship game with visiting Cherryville was canceled because there isn’t enough time to make up the game.
Both schools held their prom on Saturday, and the NCHSAA had to receive records and conference finish for playoff-bound teams by 6 a.m. today in order to move forward with the state playoff seeding process.
The pairings in softball, baseball and girls soccer will be announced sometime this afternoon. First-round play is scheduled to begin on Wednesday.
Softball teams from East Lincoln, Lincoln Charter, North Lincoln and West Lincoln are guaranteed a playoff berth. So are baseball teams from East Lincoln, Lincoln Charter and North Lincoln, and soccer teams from East Lincoln and Lincoln Charter.
East Lincoln’s girls soccer team finished the regular season tied for first with Newton-Conover. Since they split their regular season matches, the teams played a tie-break match on Friday to determine which one would represent the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference as its No. 1 seed. Newton-Conover won that match 3-0.
Lincoln Charter’s soccer team lost 4-0 at Community School of Davidson on Friday to finish second.