Winter weather postpones area action


First Posted: 3/2/2009

Snowy weather means no school, and no school means no high school sports.
After a winter storm blanketed most of the area with several inches of stay-home goodness Sunday night, area teams will have to wait just a little longer to get back into competition.
One of the most pressing postponements comes from the East Surry girls basketball team, which was originally scheduled to play Tuesday evening on the campus of UNCG in Greensboro in the Western region semifinals of the NCHSAA state tournament against Hiawasee Dam.
Because of the inclement weather, the game was pushed back until Wednesday, however East Surry athletic director and baseball coach Barry Hall said Monday afternoon the location and start time of Wednesdays game is up in the air due to the possible restructuring and relocation of other games set to be played around the same time.
Hall said he would hopefully be informed of the final location and time later Monday evening.
Also originally on tap for Monday, Mount Airy was scheduled to take on North Surry in baseball to begin both schools spring sports seasons.
Granite Bears athletic director Donald Price said yesterday afternoon, Mondays game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, weather permitting.
The Bears softball and baseball teams were also scheduled to take on Bishop McGuinness today, with Price saying those matchups have been moved to April 23.
As for other Mount Airy sports set to take place this week, such as boys tennis and girls soccer, Price said neither has been rescheduled as of Monday afternoon.
In Pilot Mountain, where snowfall was significantly higher than in the Mount Airy area, East Surry, like most schools, had baseball, softball and soccer games scheduled for throughout the week.
Hall said the makeup dates and times for those games have yet to be decided.
Hall, Price, North Surry athletic director Shane Slate and Surry Central athletic director Mark Snow each said they were not certain as of Monday how and when each postponed game would be rescheduled due to the varied weather conditions across the region.

Contact Thomas Smith at [email protected] or 719-1920.

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