More games postponed, canceled
From staff reports
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
More athletic events have been canceled or postponed in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Florence.
Mid-Atlantic Christian said late Monday evening that it postponed its home women’s volleyball match Tuesday against Washington Adventist.
Camden County Schools announced Tuesday that the school system will be closed to students today.
That led to the cancellation of the Bruins’ non-conference home football game against Williamston-Riverside and the postponement of Camden’s conference volleyball match at Edenton today.
Que Tucker, the commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association said in a news release Tuesday:
“Like all North Carolinians, the NCHSAA Staff is monitoring the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence. Per policy, the regular season schedule is primarily governed by the member schools and conferences. On Monday, due to numerous calls and emails, the NCHSAA offered the following suggestions for schools and districts to consider as they evaluate upcoming schedules:
- Pay attention to state officials and orders issued from the Governor’s office
- Local school policies must be adhered to during the regular season
- Every decision should be made with the safety of all participants in mind. This includes players, coaches, students, spectators and any others.
- The NCHSAA Handbook Rule 2.2.8 addresses postponed contests and should be considered when it becomes necessary.
At this time, it is premature to think about whether the regular season will be extended, and playoffs pushed back. Any announcement, if necessary, would come from the NCHSAA office at the appropriate time and would be communicated to member schools before it is communicated to media and the general public via the Association website.
We encourage all North Carolinians to take necessary precautions and follow safety guidelines issued by local and state governmental agencies. Let us all make the right call by looking after ourselves, our families and our neighbors during the next several critical days in our state.”
The annual Moth Boat Regatta races scheduled for this weekend on the Pasquotank River was postponed the weekend of Oct. 5.
Chowan University postponed all athletic activities until further notice.
The university also canceled classes effective at 5 p.m. Tuesday until further notice.
Chowan added that it is monitoring the storm and suggest students evacuate campus.
Chowan’s home CIAA volleyball match against Elizabeth City State Thursday was postponed along with matches at Bowie State (Sept. 16) and at Lincoln (Pa.) Sept. 17.
Women’s soccer matches today and Saturday were postponed.
A men’s soccer match on Saturday was postponed.
Chowan’s conference football game against Shaw at Durham County Stadium Saturday was postponed.
Men’s and women’s tennis matches at the Palmetto Invitational along with a men’s and women’s cross country Adidas XC Challenge meets were canceled.
Chowan added that make up days for postponed contests have yet to be determined.
Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas later this week.