By Kyle Lovern
Winter has a grip on the region and the extreme frigid temperatures have forced the postponement of several more basketball games.
Tug Valley was scheduled to play at Mingo Central Tuesday night, but the snow covered parking lot up on the mountaintop campus of MCHS was still icy.
The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 25th, according to Athletic Director Teddy Kinder.
The game from this past Saturday with Tolsia has been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13th. The previous game with Tug Valley that was postponed had already been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 18th.
The game that was postponed earlier in the season at Poca is slated for Wednesday, Feb. 19th. A date has not been set for the Herbert Hoover game that was postponed from this past Friday night.
Two Lady Miner games have been rescheduled, according to coach Clay Campbell. “The Scott has not been rescheduled yet. But, the Tolsia game at Tolsia is on Feb. 15th and the Poca game at Mingo Central is on Feb. 8th.”
Tug Valley is scheduled to play host to Man tonight in a makeup game at the Naugatuck gym.
Other games that the Panthers have rescheduled are the Logan game at home, which will be played on Saturday, February 22nd.
Belfry was scheduled to play at Phelps on Tuesday night. It will be a busy week for the Pirates. They will travel to Logan on this Thursday, Jan. 30th and host Johnson Central on Friday, Jan. 31st.
Coach Mark Thompson has two makeup dates now scheduled. BHS will host Man on Wednesday, Feb. 12 and Allen Central on Friday, Feb. 21st.
Temperatures and wind chill factor were below zero on Monday and Tuesday. The weather is supposed to get warmer as the week progresses.
School has been canceled for several days since the Christmas break. There was no school again in Mingo, Pike, Martin and Logan Counties on Tuesday.
Coaches and athletic directors are hoping the snow and cold conditions will let up as teams move into February.
More postponements will make it difficult to find any more available dates for teams to play. Schools already may be playing four games in a week and play on consecutive nights.
Hopefully the worst of the winter weather is past and local teams can finish the remainder of their schedules as they head toward tournament time.
(Kyle Lovern is the Sports Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at email@example.com or at 304-235-4242, ext. 33 or Twitter @KyleLovern)