School schedules get wintry remix

Slushy day off compresses wrestling, re-books games

February 19, 2000|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF

Yesterday's winter weather disrupted a busy weekend of high school sports, compressing several county wrestling tournaments and postponing some key, late-season basketball games.

The mix of snow and slush that hit early yesterday canceled school throughout metro Baltimore, along with most athletic events.

Wrestling

Private schools: The two-day Maryland Independent Schools Wrestling Tournament at McDonogh started as scheduled yesterday minus one team, John Carroll.

The Bel Air school follows Harford County snow emergency procedures, which closed the county's public schools. But assistant principal Gary Scholl, also the assistant wrestling coach, said the administration waited as late as possible yesterday before deciding not to wrestle.

Some Patriots wrestlers would have had to get to the school's campus from as far away as Essex and Monkton before leaving for McDonogh in Owings Mills, he said.

Public schools: County wrestling championships for public schools in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties all were compressed to one day from two. Normally, the first day ends with semifinals.

"It could make for a long day, but it won't be too bad," said Old Mill coach Vern Hines, whose No. 2-ranked Patriots will go after their third straight Anne Arundel County championship this morning at Broadneck.

Anne Arundel weigh-ins are between 7: 30 and 8: 30 a.m., with the action starting at 9, an hour earlier than originally scheduled.

Tournaments in Baltimore and Harford counties, also scheduled to begin yesterday, will instead take place today, beginning at 9 a.m.

In Harford, semifinals are scheduled for 3 p.m. with finals around 7 p.m. In Baltimore County, semifinals will start about 2 p.m. and finals about 7 p.m.

Howard County's 31st annual tournament at River Hill has semifinals set for 2: 30 p.m. today, with finals at 7: 45 p.m.

Basketball

Anne Arundel County: Yesterday's boys and girls games were rescheduled for Tuesday.

County title games will be played at 7: 15 p.m. Wednesday, a day later than scheduled. Annapolis' boys will take on North County at Meade; Severna Park's girls will play Arundel at Broadneck.

Baltimore County: Championship games will be played at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with Pikesville's boys at Randallstown and Milford Mill's girls at Catonsville.

Carroll County: The visit by North Carroll's girls to Liberty -- a game with playoff ramifications for North Carroll -- is rescheduled for 11 a.m. today.

Harford County: Aberdeen's showdown at Edgewood to decide the county boys crown is rescheduled for 6: 45 p.m. today. Edgewood (15-3 overall, 13-0 league), which has one win over Aberdeen, can win the league outright. Aberdeen (17-1, 12-1) can claim a title share with a win.

The North Harford at Fallston girls basketball game, which might have impacted the Harford County title race, will not be rescheduled.

The Hawks cannot make up the game next week, because they have too many games already scheduled, including a possible opening-round regional tournament game on Friday. With Monday's make-up game against Aberdeen and Tuesday's C.M. Wright game, adding a Fallston makeup would give them the possibility of four games in one week -- forbidden by state rules.

The only possible replay day was today, but Cougars athletic director Dave Cesky said it was an "administrative decision" at Fallston not to play the game today.

Swimming

Yesterday's Baltimore City meet, scheduled for Morgan State University, was postponed. Tournament director Kimmie Williams, coach of Lake Clifton, is aiming for a noon Tuesday start at either Morgan or City College.

Sun staff writers Rick Belz, Katherine Dunn, Edward Lee, Pat O'Malley and Lem Satterfield contributed to this article.

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