PARKERSBURG - Mother Nature is playing havoc yet once again with sporting events throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley.
Basketball games in town on Friday night were called off due to weather and potential safety concerns for both teams and fans.
Ravenswood's key Little Kanawha Conference North Division boys game at Parkersburg Catholic was moved to Monday.
The Ripley girls were supposed to play inside Memorial Fieldhouse against Parkersburg, but it was called off as also was the PHS boys hoops tilt at Ripley.
With the system expected to be out of the area early today, schools are hoping to resume events throughout the afternoon and evening tonight.
Senior day activities are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. for the Parkersburg South wrestling team.
Senior members Sam Atkinson, Damon Gandee, Austin Harris, Matthew Dixon and Logan Dilliner will be honored for the Patriots, who will face St. Marys at approximately 1:30 p.m. at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center, the last regular season match before South travels to the Region 1 Tournament next Saturday in Moundsville.
In Summersville, the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament is taking place today. However, schedules for the event are anything but certain. Paden City head boys basketball coach Fred King's Wildcats are supposed to play at 4:30 p.m. in the Division 2 championship game against Meadow Bridge.
Doddridge County's boys also made the trek, but organizers of the event were going to wait until Friday night when everyone arrived to announce the pairings.
According to Greg Bonnell, the athletics director at Doddridge County, the Bulldog boys would not be playing expected opponent Tygarts Valley because the TVHS Bulldogs were not making the trip.
Thus, the Bulldogs from West Union would be paired against a to be determined opponent.
Tonight in West Union, where doors open at the high school beginning at 4, the Little Kanawha Conference's annual girls basketball Night of Champions is expected to take place.
The only caveat, according to Bonnell is that if this current system moving through brings too much snow and Clay County is unable to make the trip, the event will be postponed and perhaps moved to Monday. A final decision is expected to be made by noon today.
Parkersburg High, Parkersburg South and Williamstown will compete today in the Region One swimming championships at Brooke High School in
The top three finishers in each event are guaranteed a trip to next week's state meet, set for the WVU Natatorium in Morgantown.