Expected winter storm snows out weekend prep athletics

Expected winter storm altering prep athletic schedules.

In anticipation of the season's first snowstorm, all public school systems in the Baltimore area have canceled practices and postponed games Friday through Sunday.

The snowstorm, expected to begin Friday afternoon, comes with a blizzard warning and is predicted to bring up to around two feet of snow along with gusty winds.

Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County officials have canceled classes on Friday and will shut down their facilities for the weekend. Carroll County schools will close three hours early and although Anne Arundel and Harford counties haven't called off classes, they too will have no after-school or weekend activities.

Most private and parochial schools follow the public schools' lead and most have called off weekend events as well.

Among the events being moved are the Carroll County Indoor Track Championships scheduled for Saturday. The meet will be made up Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College.

Friday's girls basketball game between No. 1 McDonogh and No. 5 Roland Park has been moved to Jan. 30 at noon.

Towson and Chesapeake-BC moved their boys and girls basketball games to Feb. 8 while Dundalk and Owings Mills have rescheduled for Feb. 2. Chesapeake-AA and Meade will play on Feb. 1.

River Hill's boys basketball game vs. Howard has been moved to Monday at 7 p.m. while the girls game will be made up Jan. 30 at 11:30 a.m.

The Battle at the Bay Wrestling Tournament at St. Michael's High School has been rescheduled for Feb. 5 and 6.

In boys basketball, Gilman's varsity game at Mount St. Joseph scheduled for Saturday has been postponed to Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.

With the storm predicted to begin on Friday afternoon, some schools shifted their Friday games to Thursday.

Here's a list of basketball games originally scheduled for Friday that have been moved to Thursday.

Please be sure to check with your respective schools for further updates.

Thursday revised schedule

Boys varsity basketball

Calvert Hall at Mount Carmel, 5:15 p.m.

Loyola Blakefield at Boys' Latin, 5:30 p.m.

St. Paul's at Annapolis Area Christian, 5:30 p.m.

Gerstell at St. Mary's, 5:45  p.m.

C. Milton Wright at Patterson Mill, 6:45 p.m.

Joppatowne at Aberdeen, 6:45 p.m.

Bel Air at Edgewood, 6:45 p.m.

Girls varsity basketball

Patterson Mill at C. Milton Wright, 5 p.m.

St. Mary's at Annapolis Area Christian, 5:45 p.m.

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