For some teams, it will be a sprint to the end of the season.
Because of inclement weather this week that caused the closing of school for four days, teams haven’t been allowed to practice or play.
Team will have several games to make-up before the start of the region tournaments.
Because of the postponements, some teams will have to play as many as four basketball games in a given week. New Manchester will have to play eight games in two weeks to makeup for Region 5-AAAAAA games being postponed.
“It is pretty ridiculous but what can you do,” New Manchester girls basketball coach Vincent Parks said. “No one likes it, but we have to get these games in. We just have to make sure we get plenty of rest and hopefully no one gets injured.”
Earlier this week the Georgia High School Association, the state’s governing body, waived its weekday restrictions to the by-laws to allow teams to by multiple times during the week.
The dates that region basketball and area wrestling state representatives has to be determined remains the same. According to the GHSA, the state playoffs for wrestling, basketball and swimming championships will remain the same.
The GHSA does not all teams to play on Sunday.
“Our region did a good job of freeing up our Saturdays so we have some room to play,” Douglas County coach Hollis Bethea said. “It can get sort of hectic as you get close to the end of the season. Right now, you are trying to get into some rhythm and finish up strong.”
Alexander, the Class AAAAAA team dual runner-up, will hold its final home match on Tuesday in the old gym. The Senior Night festivities was originally scheduled for Wednesday but was postponed because of the inclement weather.
Alexander will compete against Paulding County and North Atlanta with Senior Night activities beginning at 5:45 p.m.
“We have been in communication with our kids throughout the week,” Alexander coach Sean Moistner said. “We always talk to the kids about being comfortable in uncomfortable situations. It is just a matter of overcoming adversity. At this point in the year, it is not about conditioning but more about correcting and fine tuning for state.”
The county will hold its swimming championship on Monday, which was originally scheduled for last Friday.
Spring sports have had to delay their tryouts because of the weather.
Chapel Hill coach Katie Wolff said it puts her team a little behind as they prepare for the upcoming season.
“We had hoped to have tryouts over with and start preparing for our scrimmage,” said Wolff, who led the Panthers to the Class AAAA semifinals last season. “We are going to have get tryouts done and get ready. We are very excited to see what these new girls can do.”