Area game postponements continue


Area teams will look to make up at least two games thanks to the winter storm that caused postponements Friday and lingered into tonight's scheduled matchups.


From staff reports

Monday, January 9, 2017

Frigid temperatures and icy roads have kept the winter high school sports season down for at least one more night.

All area school systems canceled classes today, which also means no athletic events. It all comes after a dose of ice and snow fell across northeastern North Carolina late Friday and into Saturday.

Some were quick to reschedule today’s basketball and wrestling to Wednesday.

Currituck will now wait another 24 hours to play at Northeastern for girls and boys’ basketball, while the Knights’ wrestling team will welcome First Flight on the same day.

Edenton and First Flight did the same as the Aces now go to Kill Devil Hills for hoops on Wednesday. That bumps Edenton’s once scheduled contests at Perquimans, but a makeup date was not set as on Monday night.

Pasquotank basketball at Hertford County will also be Wednesday if both schools return to classes that day.

At the college level, there’s still no word on rescheduled meetings for Elizabeth City State men’s and women’s basketball teams against Johnson C. Smith and Winston-Salem State.

The winter weather also kept the Vikings from going to Charlotte on Saturday and Winston-Salem on Monday to face those Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association squads.

ECSU does have a non-conference meeting set with the Rams in Elizabeth City on Feb. 1, which is a chance to change it to a CIAA affair either at the Vaughan Center or in Winston-Salem.

No such non-conference encounter was arranged with the Golden Bulls, however.

The Mid-Atlantic Christian women’s basketball team is still slated to do a three-day swing in Pennsylvania to face Penn State York on Wednesday followed by Cairn and Valley Forge to wrap up the time on Friday.

MACU’s men are at Columbia International in South Carolina on Saturday.

Weather in the northeast corner is expected to warm up by the end of the week.