Snow, ice pins wrestling tourney

Henry Overton tournament in Edenton canceled


Tim White (bottom) and Edenton were scheduled to host an eight-team tournament, today.


From staff reports

Saturday, January 6, 2018

The only winner in recent days involving sports in the area has been Mother Nature.

The threat of and the actual snow storm has either canceled or postponed high school and college games the past three days.

Today is no different.

The inaugural Henry Overton Memorial Wrestling tournament at John A. Holmes High School that was scheduled to begin this morning was canceled.

The tournament, which was to be hosted by Edenton, was to feature Northeastern, Hertford County, North Pitt, South Central, Tarboro, Washington and Nandua (Va.) high schools.

Other area athletic contests scheduled for today were postponed on Thursday.

Northeastern’s home boys and girls basketball games against John A. Holmes were moved from today to Wednesday, Jan. 24.

The two schools met last month in Edenton as the Lady Aces beat NHS, while the Eagles defeated Edenton.

In the college ranks, Elizabeth City State’s Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association men’s and women’s college basketball matchups against Johnson C. Smith at the Vaughan Center set for today were postponed.

ECSU’s contests against Johnson C. Smith have been rescheduled to Monday, Feb. 5.

The women will play at 5:30 p.m., while the men will take to the court at 7:30 p.m.

As of Friday afternoon, ECSU’s conference home games against Winston-Salem State scheduled for Monday are still set to take place.

The women are scheduled to play at 5:30 p.m., while the men’s game is set to tip off at 7:30 p.m.

Chowan’s men’s and women’s basketball games against Winston-Salem State will take place today.

The contests in Murfreesboro will start at 4 p.m. with the women’s game.

The men’s game follows at 6 p.m.

Many areas in the region are dealing with lingering ice and snow on roads.

Preliminary snow measurements released by the National Weather Service in Wakefield, Virginia on Thursday noted that between two to 10 or more inches of snow fell in northeast North Carolina from late Wednesday night to Thursday afternoon.