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Soggy spring weather forces scramble at end of sports season

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Athletes competing in spring sports struggled through a season that often felt like winter, and that left many teams scrambling to fit in all the canceled and postponed games at the end of it all.

Monday brought a beautiful end to the season for some high school baseball teams that got the chance to play under the sun at Target Field, but the majority of the match-ups weren't anything like it.

"It was horrible, lots of doubleheaders," said Sharon Hennen. "Frustrating for the boys."

Even the coaches said they thought the weather was out of bounds.

"Miserable -- the best word you can use," said Mounds View Coach John Nuss.

The very first day of baseball practice began with a snow storm, keeping a lot of drills indoors. After the snow cleared out, the rain came -- and it didn't seem to stop.

"It was sucky," said softball player Rachel Thompson. "We had to postpone a lot of games."

That left a lot of teams looking at a whole mess of match-ups once the weather finally cleared up.

"We had to have games all the time, all through the week because we had so much snow," Thompson said.

In the end, schools and students used some creative scheduling to fit in as many games as possible with a few off days -- but everyone who spoke with FOX 9 News admitted it was still the worst spring for sports in recent memory.

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