CULLMAN COUNTY – Cullman County Schools called off all extracurricular activities for Tuesday, including a series of prep basketball games, due to the possibility of severe weather affecting the area from Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
The varsity games postponed in the county were West Point at Good Hope, Vinemont at Fairview, Holly Pond at Hanceville and Curry at Cold Springs.
Schools were informed of the decision made by the Cullman County Board of Education before schools were released for the day on Tuesday afternoon.
The county games will have to be rescheduled as soon as possible. They count for the draw to the Cullman County Tournament that will take place on Jan. 11. The county tournament for the varsity this year will be the week of Jan. 23-28 at Wallace State's Tom Drake Coliseum.
Good Hope basketball coach Drew Adams told the Cullman Tribune they will try to play West Point as soon as possible. Both teams have to look for an open date on their schedules. A Thursday is not possible, as members of the two teams who play football will attend the AHSAA Super 7 championships at Auburn University. Adams wants this game, with a seeding at stake, to be played on his campus, instead of Jim Boyd Gymnasium on the West Point campus.
Each school in the county has to play the other once before the Jan. 11 draw, so an even seeding can be determined by a six-game county schedule.
Cold Springs went ahead in the early afternoon and postponed after being contacted by Curry High School with storms expected to come into the area by the early evening and stay around for much of the night and into the morning hours.
Other areas in north Alabama and across the Tennessee Valley did the same by calling off extracurricular activities.
Stay tuned for the latest information on when the games will be rescheduled.
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