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Friday games postponed

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 15, 2006 at 3:50 pm with No Comments »
December 15, 2006 3:50 pm

Strong winds that whipped through the Puget Sound region Thursday night and early Friday morning resulted in the postponement of several high school athletic events planned for Friday.

Basketball games and other athletic events scheduled for the Narrows, South Puget Sound, Western Cascade, Nisqually and Olympic leagues were cancelled and will be rescheduled for later in the year.

Games scheduled for Saturday in the Puget Sound region will go on as scheduled, depending on the individual facility’s ability to handle the event.

Jennifer Kubista, Tacoma school district athletic director, said four of Tacoma’s five comprehensive high schools were without power on Friday, with Stadium the only one of those schools that did not lose power.

She expects a wrestling tournament at Foss, the Judy Emery Invitational, and other events scheduled for Saturday to go on as planned if power is restored at the respective, host facilities.

"As long as schools have power I think people will try to get the activities going," she said.

Kubista said athletic directors within the district will work to reschedule the missed games on Friday for sometime within the next few weeks.

Ed Ploof, Bellarmine Prep athletic director, said all Lions games were cancelled for Friday, but that school athletic events on Saturday should go on as planned.

Dave Lutes, Kent School District athletic director, said all of the high schools there lost power during the storm, and the full SPSL schedule of games were cancelled for Friday. Those games will be rescheduled for later in the season, Lutes said.

As for events on Saturday, Lutes said if facilities have power there’s no reason the kids can’t play, so a decision to hold athletic events will be made on a site specific basis.

— Eric Williams

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