Wednesday, February 12, 2014

CMS postpones Thursday's basketball games; full basketball, wrestling schedules

This week's major snow event is wreaking havoc with the high school winter sports schedules.

In Mecklenburg County, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are out Thursday and all athletic activities are canceled. That's pushed games scheduled for Thursday to Friday.

CMS athletics director Sue Doran said school is out Friday, those games would move to Saturday. Doran also games could get pushed to Monday if conditions don't improve.

CMS conference tournaments are scheduled to begin Monday, but if regular-season games get pushed back, the conference tournament scheduled would likely be altered.

Two local conference tournaments were scheduled this week. The MAC tournament, which began Monday, was scheduled to conclude at Covenant Day in Matthews. That tournament has been canceled. The SPAA tournament semifinals are scheduled for Friday at United Faith in southeast Charlotte.

A SPAA official told the Observer that if semifinal games cannot be played Friday, both semifinals and championship games would be played on Saturday.

The private school state playoffs begin next week and the playoff seeding meeting is Sunday.

Wrestling regional tournaments are also expected to begin Friday, including the 4A West regional at Hough High.

With the possibility that some areas may not be clear by Friday, the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association met via conference call on Tuesday and approved changes to aid schools in scheduling changes.

The NCHSAA, which frowns on Sunday events, will allow wrestling regionals to finish on Sunday, but is asking schools to make "every effort to avoid Sunday competition."

On Sunday, weigh-ins could not occur before noon and wrestling could not begin until 1 p.m.

In basketball, the NCHSAA will allow schools to play four games next week, with Friday being considered the “non-school” play date under the NCHSAA scheduling policies. Schools cannot play Saturday, but the extra playing date will allow schools to, say, make up a final regular-season game from this week and handle a 3-game conference tournament next week.

The NCHSAA state playoff basketball seeding will be done Saturday, Feb. 22, and all qualifiers must be submitted by member schools by 6 a.m. that morning.

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Here are games scheduled for Thursday and Friday. For games with no reschedule date listed, it means the Observer was not able to obtain information on those games. Please contact the school for updated information.

Thursday, February 13

Alexander Central at North Iredell, ppd, reschedule date TBD
Carmel Christian at Pine Lake Prep, ppd, reschedule date TBD
Charlotte Country Day at Charlotte Christian, ppd, Friday, 6 p.m.
Charlotte Latin at Cannon
Franklin Heights Christian at Grace Academy, ppd, reschedule date TBD
Hayworth Christian at Crossroads Charter
Heathwood Hall at Providence Day
Hopewell at A.L. Brown, ppd, Fri, 6 p.m.
Jay M. Robinson at West Charlotte, ppd, Fri, 6 p.m.
Kennedy Charter at Trinity Christian, ppd, reschedule date, TBD
Mooresville at Lake Norman
North Lincoln at West Iredell
North Mecklenburg at Mallard Creek, ppd, Friday, 6 p.m.
North Stanly at Albemarle
South Iredell at Statesville
South Rowan at Concord
Vance at Hough, ppd, Friday, 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 14

A.L. Brown at Concord
Anson at Cuthbertson
Bandys at Newton Conover
Bunker Hill at West Caldwell
Burns at RS Central
Central Cabarrus at Northwest Cabarrus
Charlotte Catholic at Providence
Charlotte United Christian vs. Oldsmar Christian in Gatortown Hoops Classic in Jacksonville, FL
Cherryville at Thomas Jefferson Academy
Community School of Davidson at Lincoln Charter
Cox Mill at Carson
Davidson Day at High Point Christian
East Burke at Kings Mountain
East Gaston at Forestview
East Rutherford at Chase
Hickory at Hibriten
Hickory Ridge at West Rowan
Highland Tech at Bessemer City
Hopewell at A.L. Brown
Hunter Huss at Ashbrook
Independence at Butler
Maiden at Lincolnton
Monroe at Forest Hills
Myers Park at East Mecklenburg
North Gaston at Lake Norman Charter
North Mecklenburg at Mallard Creek
North Rowan at Salisbury
North Stanly at Albermarle
Olympic at Berry
Parkwood at Central Academy
Patton at Freedom
Porter Ridge at Rocky River
Robinson at W. Charlotte
St. Stephens at Fred T. Foard
Shelby at Crest
South Caldwell at Watauga
South Mecklenburg at Ardrey Kell
South Point at Stuart Cramer
South Rowan at East Rowan
South Stanly at Gray Stone Day
SPAA Tournament at United Faith
Girls: Gaston Day vs. Statesville Christian, 3 p.m.; Carmel Christian vs. Hickory Christian, 6
Boys: United Faith vs. Hickory Christian, 4:30 p.m.; Gaston Day vs. Victory Christian, 7:30 p.m.
Sun Valley at Piedmont
Union Academy at Queens Grant
Vance at Hough
Weddington at Marvin Ridge
West Lincoln at East Lincoln
West Mecklenburg at Harding
West Stanly at Mount Pleasant


Saturday, Feb. 15

MAC girls championship at Covenant Day
MAC boys championship at Covenant Day
Providence Day at Country Day, 1:30 p.m.
SPAA girls championship at United Faith, 1 p.m.
SPAA boys championship at United Faith, 3 p.m.