Old Man Winter 2. Galveston County high school athletics 0

For the second time in five days, a winter storm that threatens to bring icy conditions to the Upper Texas Coast forced the cancelations or postponement of sports in the county.

As schools across the county announced closures for today, high school basketball, soccer games and other sports were also put on hold.

That includes the battle for 24-4A as Friendswood was set to take on Texas City in boys’ basketball in Texas City today.

The game is — for now — scheduled to be played on Wednesday.

That is tentative — as all other Wednesday games — are because the icy conditions may last well into Wednesday.

Texas City (19-7, 6-2) lost the first matchup to Friendswood and is coming off a loss to Dawson. Friendswood (20-4, 8-0) is looking to keep its unblemished district record in place when the two teams play again.

Whether that’s Wednesday or another date, the weather will tell.

Another team that has to wait for its chance to secure a solid hold on first place is Hitchcock, which is coming off a weather-changed, 64-59, win over Danbury on Friday afternoon.

The Bulldogs boys’ team (15-6, 7-1) was set to play East Bernard (7-0, 12-4) today, but will instead host the Brahmas at 6 p.m. Wednesday — depending on the weather.

The Bulldogs lone district loss came at East Bernard on Dec. 20 when the Brahmas beat Hitchcock, 45-29.

While most teams expect to reschedule their Tuesday games for Wednesday, most were holding off until they get a better feel for what the weather hazards will be before announcing new schedules.


Canceled/rescheduled games

Boys

Clear Brook at Clear Falls, TBA

Clear Creek at Dickinson, TBA

Friendswood at Texas City, Wednesday 7:30 p.m.*

Galveston Ball at Santa Fe, TBA

La Marque at KIPP Academy, Wednesday 7:30 p.m.*

East Bernard at Hitchcock, Wednesday 6 p.m.

Goodrich at High Island, TBA

Bay Area Christian at Baytown Christian, TBA

Burkeville at Premier Learning Academy, TBA

Briarwood at Galveston O’Connell, TBA

Girls

Clear Falls at Clear Brook, TBA

Dickinson at Clear Creek, TBA

Texas City at Friendswood, Wednesday 7:30 p.m.*

Santa Fe at Galveston Ball, TBA

KIPP Houston at La Marque, TBA

East Bernard at Hitchcock, Wednesday 4:30 p.m.*

Goodrich at High Island, TBA

Bay Area Christian at Baytown Christian, TBA

Burkeville at Premier Learning Academy, TBA

Briarwood at Galveston O’Connell, TBA

* Subject to change

Contact Mainland Editor T.J. Aulds at 409-683-5334 or tj.aulds@galvnews.com.

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