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February 8, 2013

Wrestling championships moved to Saturday

The Daily Star

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In wrestling terms, Section Four more or less forfeited in advance.

With a snowstorm expected to hit the area hard today, Section Four canceled the opening day of its Division I and Division II wrestling championships at the Broome County Arena in Binghamton.

As a result, the Arena will host the entire tournament Saturday, with preliminary matches scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

Section Four chairman Rick Armstrong said via email Thursday that preliminary losers will be eliminated from the tournament, which will wrestle back to six places in each weight class.

The sectional quarterfinals will begin around 1 p.m. Saturday, with semifinals to follow around 3:30 p.m.

Armstrong said the consolation finals and championship matches should start around 7 p.m. Saturday. Finals will take place on the center mats, with third- and fifth-place matches set for the end mats for each division.

Section Four also announced the boys bowling championships at Mid-Way Lanes in Vestal have been moved from today to 2 p.m. Monday. Mid-Way Lanes will host the girls bowling championships at 9 a.m. Saturday, as originally scheduled.

Several other high school events slated for today have been rescheduled because of the impending storm.

Margaretville boys basketball coach Jeremey Marks said tonight’s Delaware League game against visiting Stamford has tentatively been moved to 4 p.m. Saturday. Both teams are 10-2 atop the Delaware League’s Upper Delaware Division, meaning the winner of Saturday’s game will clinch the division title and advance to the crossover championship against Delaware Mountain Division winner South Kortright on Feb. 15 at SUNY Delhi.

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton athletic director Jim Johnson announced two basketball postponements for today. The Raiders boys will host Franklin at 7 p.m. Wednesday. His girls will visit Franklin at the same time.

The storm affected game times for college events as well.

Hartwick College’s basketball games tonight against visiting Ithaca will begin two hours earlier than originally scheduled as the women will play at 4 p.m. followed by the men at 6 p.m.

The Hawks will be on a two-hour delay Saturday as well, with the women hosting Elmira at 4 p.m., followed by the men at 6 p.m.

Oneonta State announced its indoor track teams will not compete at Boston University this weekend. Additionally, the Red Dragons’ wrestling quad-meet at Williams has been moved from Saturday to Sunday.