Rain did not go away last week, forcing the cancellations of several outdoor competitions on Saipan.
The 2nd Annual DYS/Triple A Youth Baseball League rescheduled its title game between the pennant champion Padres and Braves. The winner-take-all finale was originally set for last Wednesday at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield, but the venue was left soggy by the continuous rain brought by typhoon Francisco.
The Padres advanced to the first finals after beating the Braves in the first semis game, while the Braves finally marched into the final match after eliminating the Dodgers.
Games in the M-League were also called off due to the unplayable Oleai Sports Complex Field. Sunday’s matches in Division 1 were cancelled along with the Wednesday and Thursday’s games in Division 2.
Over at the Gualo Rai Basketball Court, the DL Corp. caging did not play last Wednesday and Friday due to rain. Only games last Monday were completed with Island Manpower and Chinatown Saints beating the Bandits and Kixx Engine Oil, respectively.
Still in basketball, the MISO caging had its games at the indoor Marianas High School Gymnasium. The MHS Dolphins beat the Mt. Carmel Lady Knights in the varsity division game last Friday, while the latter downed Saipan Southern High School last Thursday. In the junior varsity division, Marianas Baptists Academy swept its games last week, topping Southern and MHS.
In the MISO volleyball, Saipan International School remained unbeaten in seven games to keep the lead in the nine-team field. Grace Christian Academy is in second place with a 6-1 record, followed by MHS, Southern and Mt. Carmel, which have identical 3-4 records, MBA (2-5), and Kagman (0-5).
Over at the Gillette Multipurpose Gymnasium of the TSL Sports Complex, Blue Haus took the solo in the Masters caging after routing Degree. Also winning their games in the Masters division were Armatech/MDX and Laguna/Erika’s Catering.
Still at the TSL Sports Complex, the Northern Marianas Badminton Association kicked off the Tan Holdings Open 2013 (doubles tournament) with over 60 players joining the two-weekend competition.