With more snow anticipated in the weather forecasts for Friday and Saturday, several local sporting events have been rescheduled.
Many of the contests scheduled for Friday night will instead be played tonight, with some schools taking action to reschedule their events as soon as Monday, when the prospect of snow later in the week became a major concern.
The Western Piedmont 2-A Conference swimming championships, originally slated for Friday at the Armfield Center in Pilot Mountain, will be contested starting at 4 p.m. today, with Surry Central and North Surry battling the other four conference schools.
A key wrestling matchup in the WP2A was rescheduled on Tuesday night. Surry Central and West Stokes, both 3-1 in conference play, will hit the mats at 6 p.m. in King. The winner of the match will lock up second place in the conference and the automatic berth to the dual-team state playoffs that comes with it. The match was originally slated for Friday evening, and its importance increased when Central rallied to beat Forbush 39-36 on Tuesday night and tie the Wildcats for second in the league.
Central also rescheduled its Friday night home basketball games with West Stokes and Bishop McGuinness. The contests will be played on Thursday instead, with the JV girls taking on Bishop at 4 p.m., followed by the JV boys and both varsity teams against the Wildcats.
The Golden Eagles are looking to bounce back from a pair of tough losses on Tuesday night. The Surry Central boys rallied from a large first-half deficit with a strong third quarter, trailed host Forbush just 55-51 going into the fourth, and then scored the first five points of the last frame to lead by one. However, the Falcons rallied for a 68-62 victory. The Lady Eagles performed well in their second straight road game against a WP2A co-favorite, but Forbush finished with an 18-8 run to beat them 57-44.
East Surry’s scheduled games with North Surry on Wednesday night were moved to Wednesday, Feb. 3 after a squall dusted the area with about a half-inch of snow and created potentially hazardous conditions. At the moment, East Surry’s basketball game against North Stokes is still scheduled for Friday night.
The Cardinals are coming off a split with Atkins on Tuesday night. The Camels got the better of the East Surry girls, but were routed 71-47 in the boys game.
The Cardinals’ scheduled wrestling matches with Atkins on Wednesday and Bishop on Thursday are both tentatively scheduled to be contested at 5 p.m. tonight, weather permitting.
Mount Airy has cleared its Friday slate as well. A game scheduled for Wednesday night against Winston-Salem Christian was moved to tonight. Weather permitting, the Granite Bears will play the JV game at 4:30, with the varsity contest to follow. The girls are off until Jan. 26, when they visit North Stokes.
The Northwest 1-A Conference swimming championships are tentatively scheduled for Saturday at the Armfield Center. No announcement had been made on a possible rescheduling of this event at press time.
North Surry’s wrestling team, which clinched the WP2A top seed in the dual-team playoffs Tuesday night in a win over South Stokes, can win the conference outright if they can win at Forbush tonight. The match was originally slated for Friday, but the schools agreed on Tuesday to move it up one day. The Hounds’ scheduled home games for Friday night against the Falcons will also be contested tonight, weather permitting.
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