Josh Moore

Snow disrupts sporting events across Kentucky

Veronica Walker shoveled snow from the driveway of her house join the 800 block of Melrose Ave. during a heavy morning snow in Lexington, Ky., Friday, January 22, 2016. Much of Kentucky is under a winter storm warning.
Veronica Walker shoveled snow from the driveway of her house join the 800 block of Melrose Ave. during a heavy morning snow in Lexington, Ky., Friday, January 22, 2016. Much of Kentucky is under a winter storm warning. cbertram@herald-leader.com

Old Man Winter reared his nasty head, canceling and postponing most high school sporting events across the state on Friday and leaving the status of some weekend events up in the air.

You can scroll through this Twitter list to see reported cancelations via high school reporters from around the state.

The 11th Region All “A” Classic was able to get two semifinal games in on Thursday before Friday’s other two semifinals — a boys’ and girls’ game, each between Frankfort and Model — were temporarily re-scheduled for 6:15 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Berea. Those games may not be played until Sunday, though. Berea Athletic Director Amanda Hamilton said in a text to the Herald-Leader that road conditions will determine if the semifinals get played on Saturday. “There is already a good chance that we will not be able to play (Saturday),” she wrote.

The championship games would be played Monday if the semifinals are pushed to Sunday. The times would be 6:15 p.m. (girls) and 8 p.m. (boys) regardless of day. The Lexington Christian boys and Sayre girls each advanced on Thursday. The statewide All “A” Tournaments begin on Wednesday (girls) and Thursday (boys) at the Frankfort Convention Center.

Scott County’s Toyota Classic games scheduled for Friday were canceled. The school was able to host four games in the event on Thursday. A decision regarding Saturday’s games will be made by noon tomorrow. Visit the Toyota Classic website for continued updates regarding its schedule.

The Fayette County Public Schools Swim Championship scheduled for Saturday at Transylvania was also a casualty of the weather. No makeup date has been announced yet.

Only two games will be played as part of the Raatz Fence/O’Shea’s Classic, a top girls’ basketball showcase held in Louisville. Mercy Coach Keith Baisch tweeted that Saturday’s schedule is to be determined.

Visit this link for up-to-date cancellation and postponement information from the KHSAA.

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

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