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Here we go again. With the threat of a huge winter storm looming over Western Washington, games involving Whatcom County schools this weekend are already rescheduled for Monday.
There were only two games involving county teams scheduled for Friday. The Class 3A District 1 contests — the Ferndale girls at Snohomish and the Squalicum boys at Arlington — will be played Monday with times still to be determined.
The Storm’s game was already rescheduled from Saturday to Friday because of weather concerns.
The Class 1A District 1 boys and girls tournaments scheduled to wrap up Saturday at Mount Vernon High School and the 2A District 1/2 boys and girls tournaments scheduled for various sites also are moved to Monday.
Here is the new 1A district schedule (note the different times and locations):
Meridian vs. Cedar Park Christian, 6 p.m., at Mount Vernon Christian High School (for third and fourth place)
Lynden Christian vs. King’s, 6:30 p.m., at Mount Vernon High School (for first and second place)
Nooksack Valley vs. King’s, 7:30 p.m., at Mount Vernon Christian High School (for third and fourth place)
Lynden Christian vs. Meridian, 8 p.m., at Mount Vernon High School (for first and second place)
The 2A district tournaments will have the same sites but with different times on Monday (all subject to change):
Girls: Bellingham at Archbishop Murphy, 3 p.m.; Cedarcrest at Lynden, 5 p.m.
Boys: Bellingham at Lynden, 7 p.m.; Sehome at Mountlake Terrace, 7 p.m.
In the only 1B playoff game involving a local team, the District 1/2/3 girls game between Lummi Nation and Tacoma Baptist also is moved from Saturday to Monday. It will still be played at Lummi Nation but at 6 p.m.
So enjoy a weekend without basketball (if that’s possible), and stay warm and safe.
(For updated schedules and brackets, visit nwcathletics.com and nwbathletics.com.)
Jim Carberry is a former Bellingham Herald sports editor and author of several books on Whatcom County prep basketball. Follow him on Twitter @whatcomhoops and visit the Whatcom Hoops Facebook page.