The threat of wintry weather has caused the resheduling of most area high school athletic events tonight and threatened the postponement of the Northeastern Coastal Conference swimming and wrestling team championships scheduled for Saturday.
The Northeastern at Currituck, Hertford at Edenton and Perquimans at Plymouth boys and girls basketball games have been moved to Jan. 28.
The Manteo-Camden basketball games scheduled for tonight were played Thursday night.
The NCC will make a decision on the conference wrestling and swimming championships this morning. With region competition looming, it may be difficult to reshedule those meets if they are not held Saturday.
For now, the swimming is scheduled for the Albemarle Family YMCA at 4 p.m. and the wrestling at Northeastern, beginning at 9 a.m.
Northeastern 42, Edenton 39: The Eagles won only two of the five contested bouts, but that was enough to give them a victory in a match that included nine forfeits.
Northeastern got pins from Tyler Gonzalez at 113 and Jon Copeland at 140.
The Aces received a fall from Rob Bunch at 160, a pin by Gaskin Foreman at 126 and a decision at heavyweight by De Trea Smith.
The win snapped a seven-match losing streak for the Eagles (3-22), who dropped a 41-33 decision to Edenton earlier in the season. The Aces fell to 3-10.
First Flight tuned up for the Northeastern Coastal Conference championship meet by sweeping the boys and girls competitions at a four-team NCC meet on the Outer Banks Wednesday.
The Nighthawks piled up 139 points to 87 for Northeastern, 59 for Camden and 41 for Manteo. First Flight’s girls scored 104 points to top Manteo (93), Northeastern (72) and Camden (45).
The conference championship meet is Saturday at the Albemarle Family YMCA. Northeastern is the defending boys champion and First Flight the reigning girls champ.
In Wednesday’s boys meet, Northeastern, which competed without star swimmer Charles Jarvis, managed only one win — by the 200 medley relay team of Delves Breaux, Roy Marriner, Cole Twiford and Collin Barnett.
Sarah Bonn of Camden (100 breastroke) was the only local winner in the girls meet. But Caroline Jarvis of Northeastern did post a 2A East Region qualifying time (31.03) when she finished third in the 50 free.