WJFL, tennis and girls golf make changes due to weather

After escaping the normal hot temperatures for most of the summer, Taft and the rest of Kern County is paying the piper just as the fall sports teams get their scrimmages and practices underway.


The first Taft High team to be affected by the hot temperatures were the Lady Wildcat golfers.


They were supposed to play a scrimmage match Wednesday afternoon against Independence at Buena Vista, but it was cancelled due to the scorching 110-degree heat.


Taft High’s freshman, junior varsity and varsity football teams were next as the times were pushed back for their scrimmages against Independence Thursday. Instead of playing at 5 and 6 p.m., the scrimmages have been pushed back an hour to 6 p.m. for the freshmen and junior varsity and 7 p.m. for the varsity .


On the same day the Taft football teams were taking on Independence, the junior varsity and varsity tennis teams were supposed to take on Golden Valley in Taft and Bakers-field, but the matches were cancelled due to the weather.


The high school teams were not the only ones affected by the high temperatures. West Side Junior Football League teams were limited to about an hour of practice and were doing only light running and drills.