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Rescheduling being done after snow shuts schools; No. 1 Spalding-Goretti game at 1: 45 p.m. today

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Snow forced the postponement of all of yesterday's high school sports events.

Public school events in Anne Arundel and Howard counties have been rescheduled for Monday at the original times. In Baltimore City and in Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties, games still are being rescheduled.

Last night's scheduled Catholic League boys basketball opener between top-ranked Archbishop Spalding (11-2) and visiting St. Maria Goretti (14-1), of Hagerstown, has been moved to 1: 45 p.m. today. St. Maria Goretti is the No. 8 team in this week's Associated Press state Top 20.

"The change could take a little of our home court advantage away, but the same two teams will play," said Spalding coach Tony Martin. "Moving it to Saturday won't detract from the caliber of play."

Rescheduling in Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Carroll County and Harford County is left to individual athletic directors. Catholic League, Association of Independent Schools and Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association games will be rescheduled on an individual basis, too.

The No. 1 McDonogh girls basketball team will make up its home game against Bryn Mawr at 1 p.m. today. The No. 17 Catonsville girls will play at Franklin at 5 p.m. Monday in another rescheduled game. No. 7 Mercy's trip to No. 3 Seton Keough has been postponed until later this month.

Postponements also forced wrestling tournaments at Fallston, Aberdeen and Arundel to be condensed to one day. Action at Fallston and Aberdeen will begin at 9 a.m. today; the Arundel matches will start at 10.

City schools were open yesterday, but the decision to postpone after-school events was made at mid-day because of the lingering snow and anticipated icing conditions, said Bob Wade, city schools' athletic director.

Pub Date: 1/09/99

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