Hoping to dodge a winter storm headed for the East Coast on Friday, East Chapel Hill will host Hillside for a pair of high school basketball games Thursday night at Wildcat Gym. Chapel Hill High also is rescheduling a couple of games.
East Chapel Hill will host Hillside’s girls team, ranked No. 2 in the Triangle by the News & Observer, at 6 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 21), followed by the No. 5-ranked East Chapel Hill boys team against Hillside approximately 20 minutes after the end of the first game.
Hillside’s girls were 16-1 overall and 7-0 in PAC-6 games after a 48-42 victory Monday against No. 5 Southeast Raleigh. East Chapel Hill, which defeated The Burlington School by an identical 48-42 score Monday in an MLK Day showcase in Alamance County, was 8-7, 1-5 heading into Thursday’s game.
East Chapel Hill’s boys team also played Monday and lost to The Burlington School 43-31. The Wildcats were 13-3 overall and locked in a three-way tie for second place in the PAC-6 with Northern Durham and Jordan – all three teams at 4-2 in league games. Hillside was 3-15, 1-5 after losing 63-61 Monday to Southeast Raleigh.
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Chapel Hill’s plan to host Northwood for a Big-8 Conference girls basketball game on Friday have been put on hold until Monday, Jan. 25. Likewise, the Chapel Hill-Northwood boys basketball game in Pittsboro has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 25.
Chapel Hill’s Big 8 wrestling dual at Southern Durham was moved from Wednesday to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. The Tigers had yet to make a decision as of 3 p.m. Thursday whether or not to go ahead with their dual match at home Friday, Jan. 22, with Raleigh Millbrook.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools canceled all after-class activities planned for Wednesday, bumping all sporting events to later dates, according to CHCCS officials.
Chapel Hill High School’s basketball games at Northern Vance, originally set for tonight in Henderson, have been rescheduled for the same times on Thursday, Jan. 21. The Chapel Hill JV girls game at Cardinal Gibbons has been canceled.
Carrboro had no sporting events scheduled for Wednesday.
Durham Public Schools also canceled all of Wednesday’s after-school events.
With more wintry weather forecast to move into the area Friday and Saturday, the weekend’s events are threatened as well.
Carrboro has boys and girls basketball games scheduled for Friday at Burlington Cummings, which is given a 90- to 100-percent chance of getting ice overnight Friday-Saturday. That would also affect Carrboro’s plans to attend the Buzzard Brawl wrestling tournament Friday-Saturday in Fuquay-Varina and East Chapel Hill’s plan to swim in the PAC-6 aquatic championships Saturday afternoon at the Orange Sportsplex.
The Northern Carolina 2A Conference’s swimming championships, scheduled for Friday evening at Durham’s Edison Johnson Pool, could be affected.
Chapel Hill already has canceled its participation in Saturday’s “Battle at the Bear’s Den” wrestling tournament Saturday at Grays Creek High School.