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Events put on hold in area

By Tommy Keeler Jr.

The effects of Hurricane Sandy have caused many problems with high school athletic events this week and there could be more to come.

This is a very big week for all of the fall sports with volleyball district tournaments, regional cross country meets and the last week of the regular season in football.

So far volleyball is the one sport that's been affected the most as all of the district tournaments have been pushed back.

The Northwestern District tournament, which was supposed to start Monday is scheduled to start Wednesday. However, if there is no school in Warren or Frederick Counties it will be pushed back to Thursday.

The tournament is being held at Handley, and a one-match playoff between James Wood and Handley will be played at 6 p.m., followed by the tournament play-in match between Millbrook and Skyline.

If the tournament starts Wednesday, the semifinals would be Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. If the tournament doesn't start until Thursday the semifinals would be on Friday. The final will be played at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The Shenandoah District tournament, which was scheduled to start on Monday, is now scheduled to begin Wednesday with quarterfinal action at higher seeds. Stonewall Jackson will play at East Rockingham at 6:30 p.m. The semifinals will be held at Eastern Mennonite University on Thursday, with the final at EMU on Saturday at 3 p.m.

The Bull Run District tournament was scheduled to begin Tuesday, but has been pushed back to Thursday with quarterfinals at higher seeds. Strasburg will play at Clarke County at 7 p.m., and Central will play at George Mason at 7 p.m. The semifinals and finals will be held at the highest remaining seed on Saturday starting at 3 p.m.

The Evergreen District tournament semifinals have been moved from Tuesday to Thursday. Warren County will play at Fauquier at 7 p.m. with the finals scheduled for Saturday.

Randolph-Macon Academy's home volleyball Delaney Athletic Conference tournament match scheduled for Tuesday was also postponed.

The Region B cross country meet scheduled for Wednesday at Panorama Farms in Charlottesville is still on.

The Region II meet scheduled for Thursday at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, may be moved to another site. The region planned to make a decision sometime Wednesday.
As of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, all of the football games scheduled for Friday were still on, however that is subject to change as the week goes on.

Contact assistant sports editor Tommy Keeler Jr. at 540-465-5137 ext. 155, or tkeeler@nvdaily.com

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