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Snow wreaks havoc on district schools’ athletic schedules

Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 11:24 am

The snow was beautiful coming down. It was great for sledding, not so much for snowmen. It gave teachers and students a break from the classroom.
But it wrought havoc on the winter sports schedule with only three weeks left in the regular season.
And it sure didn’t do anything for practice time, either on the basketball court or the wrestling mat. The varsity basketball team tired to practice this Saturday but Coach Michael Stevenson said they had to “make it voluntary” due to road conditions. Only eight players attended. The wrestling team had no practices.
This means three games per week over the next three weeks for both boys and girls basketball. Fans are recommended to check with the schools and radio stations from now until playoff time.
Heading into the final three weeks, the Washington and Lee boys varsity basketball team sit atop the district at 4-1. The Northumberland squad climbed to 3-1 after handing the Eagles their first district loss of the season and remain in second place.

-Pick up the Jan. 29 issue of the Northumberland Echo to read the full story!