Mother Nature, with help from her son Hurricane Earl, has been unpleasant lately, causing headaches for both high school student-athletes and sports directors.

First she made it too hot to practice or play for several days and now she is conspiring with Earl to create high winds and rain to force the movement of scheduled weekend events.

Of course, depending on how the weather shapes up, other high school athletic events may be moved or postponed. But, at this point, it has forced the movement of a few events from Saturday, Sept. 4 to Friday, Sept. 3 in an effort to beat the inclement weather.

The moved events include many high schools throughout the Midcoast, and there may be more changes and adjustments to come.

The start time for the Rockland football team’s first game of the regular season Friday, Sept. 3 at home against Orono has been moved from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. Additionally, the Belfast football team’s home opener Friday night, Sept. 3, against Mount Desert Island has been rescheduled to Monday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m.

Both Belfast girls soccer and field hockey games have also been moved from Saturday, Sept. 4 to Monday, Sept. 6, with the girls team now set to host Mount View of Thorndike in Belfast at 10 a.m. and the Lion field hockey squad to host Waterville at 3 p.m, with jayvee games for both the field hockey and soccer teams to follow.

Also, the Mount View field hockey team’s first home game of the regular season Saturday, Sept. 4 with visiting Winslow, set for 10 a.m., has been pushed to a 4 p.m. start time. The Rockland/Georges Valley field hockey team’s 10 a.m. start for its away game at Oak Hill of Sabattus has also been pushed to 11 a.m. the same day.

The Vinalhaven boys and girls soccer games against Valley of Bingham slated for Saturday, Sept. 4 have also been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 2, with the girls game set for 10:30 a.m. and the boys game slated for noon.

The Camden Hills girls soccer team was to open the regular season at Rockland on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. That game has been moved to Friday, Sept. 3 at 2:30 on Wasgatt Field on Thomaston Street in Rockland.

The Camden Hills field hockey teams were to host Hampden Academy on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m in season-opening games, but those contests have been moved ahead to Friday, Sept. 3 at 3:30 p.m. (varsity), followed by the jayvees.

Camden Hills athletic director Bill Hughes said Nokomis of Newport was scheduled to play the Windjammers in football in Rockport on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in a season-opening gridiron game. That game has been moved to 4 p.m. the same day.

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