Storm leads to rescheduling of sports events

February 06, 2010|By By Glenn Graham

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

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

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

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

Also in the IAAM, Sunday's swimming championships will now take place 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 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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 to Monday at the 5th Regiment Armory, weather permitting. The Class 1A and 2A West meets that were to run today in Hagerstown also were postponed. Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association officials said the Class 1A meet could take place Friday in Hagerstown, but that is not definite.

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 mpssaa.org for official information.

Jeff Seidel contributed to this article.


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