The snow covering York, Chester and Lancaster counties - and most of the Southeast - brought smiles to a lot of people. But not high school coaches.
No school means no basketball games or wrestling matches.
Local school districts forbid extracurricular activities on days when school is out because of bad weather. The policy wiped out games Monday night and tonight.
Several coaches rescheduled games. Some are waiting to hear from their opponent. But all will be worked out and the games eventually will be played.
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Basketball games postponed on Monday were: Gaffney at Rock Hill, Fort Mill at South Pointe and York at Chester. Wrestling matches put on hold Monday were: South Pointe at York, Nation Ford at Fairfield Central and Lewisville at Whitmire.
Basketball games postponed tonight are Indian Land at Andrew Jackson, C.A. Johnson at Great Falls, Spartanburg at Lancaster, Chesterfield at Lewisville, and Westminster Catawba at Hickory Grove. Lancaster's wrestling match at Buford, scheduled for today, also has been postponed.
"We need to get in our game with Gaffney,'' Rock Hill boys' coach Eric Rollings said. "They are undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the state. Right now, we are hoping we'll be able to play on Wednesday. If we do, we've changed the time to the girls' game at 5 (p.m.) and the boys at 6:30.''
York and Chester will make up their basketball games up on Saturday at Chester with five games: 9th-grade boys 2 p.m.; JV boys 3:15 p.m.; JV girls 4:30 p.m.; varsity girls 6:30 p.m. and varsity boys 8 p.m.
As other makeup dates are received, they will be reported at heraldonline.com.
Announced makeup dates
Gaffney at Rock Hill, 5 p.m. Wednesday
York at Chester (5 games), 2 p.m. Saturday
Fort Mill at South Pointe, Feb. 5, time to be determined.