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Weather wrecks team schedules – again

By BEN MCCARTY

News staff writer

December 20, 2006

Whether it is snow, wind, sleet or hail, it appears that local sports teams are in for a lot of schedule juggling during the winter sports season.

After the start of several teams’ seasons were delayed by snow earlier this month, it was strong winds that wiped out competitions late last week.

The first casualty was a HRVHS wrestling meet on Thursday, which was postponed due to Portland schools not travelling east due to high wind warnings that night. The meet against David Douglas will be made up at a later date. The wrestling team also had a meet at Clackamas scheduled for Saturday scrubbed due to lingering effects of the Thursday night windstorm and the potential for snow.

The HRVHS boys’ basketball team also had its game against Summit on Friday wiped out thanks to the wind. That contest is one of the few that has a firm make-up date scheduled, with the game now slated to be played Thursday night.

The HRVHS girls’ basketball team had its Friday night game at David Douglas postponed not once, but twice in a 24-hour span. The game was first re-scheduled for the following day, and then postponed again for a date to be determined.

Horizon also had several contests scrubbed over the weekend.

The schools’ games against Lyle on Saturday were both postponed to a later date, as was the school’s alumni game, which had also been scheduled for Saturday.

The flexibility of winter scheduling may get another test on Thursday, when snow is again a possibility in the forecast.

However, after that, local teams should get a break from having to juggle games as no contests are scheduled for six days around Christmas.

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