Weather causes more changes; big Saturday wrestling tournaments still on as of Friday

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North Henderson's Reese Meadows looks at the referee during a pause in his match at the Falcon Frenzy earlier this season at West Henderson.
North Henderson's Reese Meadows looks at the referee during a pause in his match at the Falcon Frenzy earlier this season at West Henderson.

It's been a week full of postponements thanks to recent inclement weather that made driving on area roads hazardous.

More changes were added Friday, as Henderson County Public Schools announced that all sporting events were postponed. This meant the West Henderson at East Henderson and the Smoky Mountain at North Henderson basketball games were off for Friday night, but there was a possibility of those games being played Saturday, according to a HCPS press release.

"Based on the current conditions and the potential for snow showers later in the day, HCPS is not allowing practices or games today. Athletic directors can plan on playing games tomorrow (Saturday), with all contests planned to start after 12 p.m.," the press release said. "This will allow temperatures to get above freezing. If the weather conditions change because of snow accumulation overnight, the district will make a decision regarding Saturday game play in the morning."

Friday's boys basketball game between the two top 2-A teams in the state, No. 1 Hendersonville at No. 2 R-S Central, was moved to Feb. 9.

Although the basketball games were changed, Saturday's conference wrestling tournaments involving area teams were still on tap as of late Friday afternoon. Instead of starting early Saturday morning, two conference tournaments in town will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Hendersonville will be hosting the Mountain Foothills 7 Conference tournament, which will involve other area teams Brevard and Polk County. Across town at North Henderson, North will host the Mountain 7 Conference tournament with other area teams West Henderson and East Henderson.

Both tournaments will have noon weigh-ins.

Going into Saturday's tournament, these are the conference standings for the Mountain Foothills 7: 1. R-S Central 4-0, 2. Patton 2-1, 3. Hendersonville 2-2, 4. Polk 2-2, 5. Brevard 3-3, Chase 3-3, 7. East Rutherford 0-5.

Here are the standings for the Mountain 7 teams: 1. North Henderson 5-0, 2. West Henderson 3-1, 3. East Henderson 3-2, Franklin 3-2, 5. Pisgah 1-2, 6. Smoky Mountain 0-4, Tuscola 0-4.

Rosman will be the lone area team that won't be wrestling on Saturday. The Tigers will be competing in the Western Highlands Conference tournament at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Avery County.

This article originally appeared on Hendersonville Times-News: Weather causes more changes; big Saturday wrestling tournaments still on as of Friday

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