Mother Nature usually waits until the regular season to create grief for Midcoast high school athletic directors but she is starting early this year.

Due to rain expected to fall throughout the day, all Midcoast preseason events scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 25 have been canceled.

The Belfast boys and girls soccer teams were to play George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill at 4 p.m., with the Lion girls hosting and the Lion boys on the road. Those games have been canceled.

Also canceled were the Rockland boys and girls soccer games at Searsport, along with the Camden Hills girls soccer match at Georges Valley.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at sports@villagesoup.com.