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Blog: Snow storm nearly cancels Scorpion Invitational

By: Kevin Carmody kevin.carmody@gazette.com
April 4, 2014 Updated: April 4, 2014 at 11:57 pm
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photo - The Vista Ridge track was covered with snow Friday morning from Thursday's storm. Volunteers and athletes from both Vista Ridge and Sand Creek helped clear the snow in time for Friday afternoon's Scorpion Invitational. Photo courtesy Jay Peltier.
The Vista Ridge track was covered with snow Friday morning from Thursday's storm. Volunteers and athletes from both Vista Ridge and Sand Creek helped clear the snow in time for Friday afternoon's Scorpion Invitational. Photo courtesy Jay Peltier. 

OK, so probably not the best way to spend a last day of spring break. Especially for Falcon School District 49 rivals Sand Creek and Vista Ridge.

With shovels in hands, track and field athletes from both schools worked through the morning and early afternoon, playing the part of grounds crew. By 2 p.m., the stadium at Vista Ridge and adjacent area for field events had been transformed from snow-covered tundra to the venue for the annual Sand Creek Scorpion Invitational.

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