High school events canceled ahead of snow

February 05, 2010|By Glenn Graham | glenn.graham@baltsun.com | Baltimore Sun reporter

The winter storm that is predicted to hit the area today has wiped out the high school sports slate for the weekend, leaving area school athletic officials with the task of rescheduling sporting events.

All schools in the Baltimore area were either closed or dismissed early on Friday with all after-school activities postponed.

The Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland girls basketball playoffs -- set to begin on Friday in the 'B' and 'C' Conferences -- were postponed until Monday.

In the opening round of the 'B' Conference, St. Mary's will travel to St. Paul's, and in 'C' Conference play, Lutheran visits Beth Tfiloh with both games tentatively set for 5:30 p.m on Monday.

Also in the IAAM, Sunday's swimming championships will now take place on Tuesday at UMBC. Warm-ups will begin at 3:45 p.m. with the meet set to start at 4:45.

In wrestling, Friday's match featuring No. 12 John Carroll at No. 1 Mount St. Joseph is now set for Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The girls basketball showdown featuring No. 2 Digital Harbor at No. 1 St. Frances, originally set for Friday, has not yet been rescheduled.

This weekend's three regional indoor track meets were postponed, but rescheduling of them isn't complete.

Friday's Class 4A West meet was moved back to Monday at the Fifth Regiment Armory, weather permitting. The Class 1A and 2A West meets that were to run on Saturday in Hagerstown also were postponed.

Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association officials said the Class 1A meet could take place next Friday in Hagerstown, but that is not definite yet.

There's no word yet on the other meet. As of now, the state meets are still in place for Feb. 15 and 16, but further problems would likely make state officials consider moving them back. Check the mpssaa.org for official information.

Jeff Seidel contributed to this article.

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