Winter weather puts deep freeze on sports weekend

mbwrestle-aynorAlmost like clockwork, the first batch of winter weather arrived just in time for the peak of the winter sports season.

An approaching 1-2 punch of cold air and rain presents the chance of a wintry mix over the weekend, forcing the cancellation and postponement of several basketball games and wrestling matches.

Myrtle Beach High was expecting hundreds of wrestlers from all over the Carolinas to compete in the Second Annual Battle of the Beach tournament, but concerns over travel conditions for visiting teams forced the Seahawks to tap out on hosting the event.

The Seahawks also saw their boys and girls basketball teams reschedule their Saturday night Region 7-4A opener at Wilson. The two schools will instead meet Friday in Florence, before the expected arrival of the winter weather system.

Carolina Forest also announced schedule changes for the weekend. The boys and girls basketball teams will face West Florence on Thursday, Saturday’s game against Ashley (NC) has been cancelled, and Monday’s game against South Florence has been moved to Tuesday. The Panthers wrestling team’s trip to the Dreher Invitational has been cancelled.

Horry County Schools has cancelled all sporting events scheduled for Saturday.

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