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Area Roundup: Athletics affected by winter weather
Weekend sporting events will mostly follow school schedules

Friday, January 18, 2013


All high school athletics on Thursday in Henry County were cancelled, including a girls basketball game between Martinsville High School and Magna Vista, MVHS athletic director Mike Minter said.

That game — which was to be played in Ridgeway — has not been rescheduled yet, Minter said.

If snow expected Thursday night forces Henry County schools to close and not operate today due to inclement weather, all athletics for the remainder of the weekend (today and Saturday) will be cancelled, Minter said.

Patrick Henry Community College will cancel all athletics today if the school closes today, PHCC athletic director Chris Parker said.

Carlisle School has no games today, but the Chiefs’ boys basketball team hosts The Covenant School in a Virginia Independent Conference game on Saturday.

Carlisle athletics director Keith Dallas said the school will make a decision today on whether or not to proceed with Saturday’s game.

The PHCC men’s basketball team will host Lenoir Community College today at 7 p.m., unless PHCC closes.

The Patriots’ men’s and women’s basketball teams host opponents Saturday. Paker said a decision will be made today on Saturday’s games.

There are no area games on Sunday.

Thursday’s two-hour early dismissal by Henry County Schools, and the threat of impending inclement weather already affected Magna Vista’s Border Clash wrestling tournament.

The tournament was originally scheduled as a two-day tournament starting today and finishing Saturday.

Now the Border Clash, which Minter said features about 18 teams, will be a one-day tournament on Saturday.

Teams at that tournament include Patrick County, Tunstall, Bassett and Magna Vista, among others. The Border Clash will not take place on Saturday if Henry County schools are not operating today, Minter said.

Martinsville High School’s wrestling team is competing in the Sara Wilkes Invitational wrestling tournament today and Saturday at Morehead High School in Eden, N.C.

Morehead athletic director Jason Tuggle said the tournament will proceed today if Rockingham County (N.C.) Schools have a two-hour delay. If school is cancelled in Rockingham Schools today, the tournament will just take place on Saturday, Tuggle said.

If the tournament is cancelled today, the school may also cancel Saturday’s play if inclement weather forces it to, Tuggle said. That that decision will be made today, he added.

All after-school activities at Rockingham County Schools were cancelled Thursday.



Four from Carlisle named

to VISAA all-state teams

Four members of Carlisle's soccer team were named to the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) all-state teams.

Seniors Preston Key and Duke Lee made the VISAA all-state first team, and juniors Jermaine Soyka and Bennett White were named to the VISAA all-state second team.

"It's a great honor," Carlisle head coach Enda Crehan said in a release. "Each of these guys played an integral part in this team, and we're very proud of them. This is another recognition of the success of this program."


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