Friday updates: Saturday is shaping up to be a busy day for tournaments

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4:30 UPDATE: The Ironclad is a go for Saturday. Here's the schedule:

Girls semifinals

2 p.m. No. 1 Phoebus vs. No. 4 Heritage

4 p.m.: No. 3 Nansemond River vs. No. 2 King's Fork

Boys final

6 p.m.: No. 1 Heritage vs. No. 2 King's Fork.

The girls' championship game is scheduled for Monday.

4:25 UPDATE: The PenSouth boys final between No. 1 Hampton and No. 2 Indian River has been set for Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hickory High.

1 p.m. UPDATE: The Monitor-Merrimac's latest plan is to play its boys' and girls' semifinal games Saturday and -- if needed and approved -- the championship games on Sunday.

Here's Saturday's schedule:

Boys semifinals at Oscar Smith

No. 1 Oscar Smith vs. No. 4 Woodside, 2 p.m.

No. 2 Bethel vs. No. 3 Kecoughtan, 4 p.m.

Girls semifinals at Bethel

No. 1 Bethel vs. No. 5 Kecoughtan, 2 p.m.

No. 2 Western Branch vs. No. 3 Woodside, 4 p.m.

Now, here's what would happen next:

If the Oscar Smith boys and Bethel girls both win, there would be no champioship game. The M&M awards its regular-season champions the No. 1 spot in the 6A South regional tournament. The other other semifinal winners would claim the No. 2 spot.

But if either is upset in the semifinals, the M&M would need to play a championship game. If that happens, the conference would try to play on Sunday -- if the school district(s) approve.

FRIDAY 12:05: 3A East Region boys basketball begins on Monday with Hopewell at Lafayette and York at George Wythe, both at 7. And a reminder, Bruton boys host Amelia on Sunday at 3 in the 2A East Region.

FRIDAY 11:35 P.M. CONFERENCE 19 BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES ARE ON FOR SATURDAY AT GRAFTON. 1 P.M. is Grafton-Smithfield girls and 3 p.m. is Grafton-Tabb boys.

FRIDAY, 11:25 a.m.: No word yet on whether the Monitor-Merrimac, PenSouth and Ironclad will be able to play their tournament games on Saturday. Stay tuned.

FRIDAY 10:50 P.M. 3A East Region girls basketball tournament will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Monday's games include Poquoson at John Marshall at 6 and Petersburg at Warhill at 7. STILL AWAITING WORD ON CONFERENCE 19 BASKETBALL FINALS AT GRAFTON. THEY ARE ATTEMPTING TO SEE IF THOSE GAMES CAN BE PLAYED SATURDAY. DECISION BY NOON TODAY.

THURSDAY 6:15: With public schools closed again on Friday, all playoff games are off.

Word from the VISAA is that the state tournaments semifinals are still on for Friday. The boys are playing at Virginia State University in Ettrick and the girls are at St. Anne's-Belfield in Charlottesville.

Williamsburg Christian's boys play Christ Chapel at 12:45 at Virginia State. The girls face Fredericksburg Academy at noon in Charlottesville.

THURSDAY 5:45: Bruton's 2A East regional playoff games are now scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday. The boys will be home against Amelia County, and the girls will go to Amelia.

The 2A has a 16-team bracket, meaning eight first-round games in each tournament. The other seven quarterfinals were played earlier in the week, but weather in Southeastern Virginia forced postponement of Bruton's games.

The winner of the Amelia-Bruton boys game faces Strasburg in the quarterfinals. The girls' winner plays at Wilson Memorial.

THURSDAY 2:05: Correction. At the moment, the 3A East Region tournament is still scheduled for Friday. No call made yet on Friday.

THURSDAY 1:33 P.M. 3A East Region girls hoops will begin Friday too, with Poquoson at Conference 26 champ John Marshall and Petersburg at Warhill......NO WORD YET ON FATE OF CONFERENCE 19 TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS (Grafton boys vs. Tabb and Grafton girls vs. Smithfield)

THURSDAY 1:29 P.M. With Conference 25 basketball championship games canceled, Lafayette and York boys, and Warhill and Poquoson girls will share conference titles. So, the 3A East Region basketball tournament is scheduled to begin Friday with Lafayette's boys hosting Hopewell and York's boys going to Conference 26 champ George Wythe.

THURSDAY NOON UPDATE: Obviously, no games will be played on Thursday. Tentatively, the PenSouth Conference 10 boys championship game is set for Friday at 6 p.m. at Warwick.

5:30 UPDATE: M&M/6A SOUTH

The 6A South tournament, which was scheduled to start Saturday, has been rescheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 3. The semifinals are to be Thursday the 5th and the final Saturday the 7th.

That in mind, the M&M's semifinal games have been moved to this Friday.

5:30 UPDATE: PENSOUTH/5A SOUTH

The 5A regional tournament, which was originally set to begin this Thursday, has been reset for Monday, March 2. The semifinals are to be Wednesday the 4th and the finals Friday the 6th.

1:30 UPDATE: IRONCLAD/4A SOUTH:

Because conference tournaments are still going on, the start of the 4A South regional tournament has been shoved back to next Tuesday. In the Ironclad Conference, the plan is to resume its tournament as early as possible, hopefully Thursday, with the girls' semifinals.

If Thursday works out (a XXL if), the schedule would be:

Heritage-Phoebus (girls semifinal), 3:00.

Nansemond River-King's Fork (girls semifinal), 4:30.

Heritage-King's Fork (boys' final), 6:00.

Then, again if the weather cooperates, the girls' final would be Friday.

If Thursday and Friday don't work, the Ironclad plans to play its Thursday schedule on Saturday and the girls' championship on Monday. If Saturday doesn't work, then the conference would play the girls' semifinal on Monday and cancel the boys' final.

Heritage and King's Fork already clinched the Ironclad's two spots in the boys' regionals. If the title game is cancelled, the conference would go to seedings to determine regional placement. That would make Heritage No. 1 and King's Fork No. 2.

ORIGINAL STORY, 10:30 A.M.

The latest threat weather issues has thrown a postseason conference tournament that was already behind the 8-ball  into further turmoil.

With schools cancelled on the Peninsula, all after-school activities for Wednesday are off. Tournament officials, already frustrated after last week was wiped out, are in full-time scramble mode.

"We are going to fly the entire conference to Florida," joked Woodside athletic director Todd Price, the coordinator for the M&M tournament.

But seriously ...

Here's a list of the postponements:

PenSouth boys final at Warwick

Monitor-Merrimac boys semifinals at Oscar Smith

Monitor-Merrimac girls semifinals at Bethel

Ironclad boys championship game at King's Fork

Ironclad girls' tournament at King's Fork

 

CONFERENCE 19 BASKETBALL: Championship games between Grafton-Tabb boys Grafton-Smithfield are postponed for Wednesday. No makeup dates announced as of 10:50 a.m.

CONFERENCE 25 BASKETBALL: Championship games between Poquoson at Warhill girls and York at Lafayette boys are postponed for Wednesday. No makeup dates announced as of 10:50 a.m.

2A EAST BASKETBALL: According to several tweets, the tournament is on hold until all the first-round games have been played. Bruton's boys and girls are matched up against Amelia County in the first round, boys at home and girls at Amelia.

STATE INDOOR TRACK: The Virginia High School League announced Wednesday morning that this weekend's Group 3A/4A state track meet, scheduled for Lynchburg, will be postponed until March 5 and 6.

VISAA BASKETBALL: Williamsburg Christian at moved up its VISAA quarterfinal girls basketball game to 5 p.m. on Wednesday because if the impending weather. WCA plays Roanoke Catholic, with the winner moving on to the Division III semifinals on Friday in Charlottesville.

Walsingham Academy's VISAA Division II girls semifinal at Nansemond-Suffolk has been postponed to Thursday at 5 p.m.

Williamsburg Christian's boys are in Roanoke to face North Cross in the quarterfinals. As of 10:30, that game is still on with a 5 p.m. start.

1:20 p.m. update: Walsingham's boys will play at Virginia Episcopal in the quarterfinals. Gametime is 4:30 p.m.

 

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