Excessive heat backs up start of area games.

Due to the heat the high school softball game between Rolla and St. James, for Friday at the RHS Softball Field, has been backed up.

The varsity game will now begin at 6 p.m. with the junior varsity contest to follow.

Also, St. James' season-opener against Crocker at St. James' Nelson Hart Park on Thursday has been backed up due to the heat. That varsity game is now to start at 6 p.m. as well, with the jayvee contest to follow.