WARSAW – Tuesday saw athletic directors celebrate their day in the sun making more changes to their ever-fluid winter sports schedules.
The Warsaw v. Triton wrestling match for Wednesday is postponed. Both sides are working on finding a future date that works for a reschedule.
The Warsaw v. Wawasee girls basketball game will be a varsity-only meeting, the JV canceled and will not be made up. The varsity game will take place this Saturday, Dec. 19, with a 6:30 p.m. start at the Tiger Den.
Of note, Warsaw, Wawasee and NorthWood also lost a wrestling opportunity as it was announced earlier in the year that the Al Smith Invite the final week of December will not be held.
The Wawasee boys and girls swim duals at Plymouth set for this Thursday, Dec. 17, has been postponed to Thursday, Jan. 7, with a 5:30 p.m. start at the Bardwell Aquatic Center in Plymouth.
The NorthWood girls basketball program has multiple games to amend as the team is once again in contact tracing. The game tonight versus Bremen and the game Saturday versus Plymouth were both called off.The Plymouth game will be reworked as a Northern Lakes Conference game at a later date.
The girls basketball program will host Mishawaka on Tuesday, Dec. 22, NorthWood in an NLC game, a 7:30 p.m. varsity tip.
The Black Swish will also back out of the Banker’s Classic hosted by Northridge at the end of the month. Instead, NorthWood will play at Concord on Dec. 29, a 7:30 p.m. varsity tip.
Boys basketball is dealing with scheduling issues, starting with today’s Three Rivers Conference matchup with Peru, which has been pushed back to Tuesday, Dec. 22. JV tip is at 6:15 p.m. with varsity to follow.
The TRC contest at Whitko Friday night has been postponed to Jan. 13. Valley will instead visit Caston on Friday, Dec. 18, with a 6 p.m. JV tip with varsity to follow.
Valley boys basketball will host Fort Wayne Luers, a tripleheader, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, with C-Team starting at 5 p.m. with JV and varsity games to follow.
Valley boys basketball will visit John Glenn on Saturday, Feb. 13, in a make-up date from Dec. 12.
Valley and Triton also lose their weekend wrestling assignment as the John McKee Invite at Rochester was canceled and will not be made up.
Bucket Game Officially Kicked
In coordination with the Big Ten Conference office, Purdue and Indiana jointly announce that their scheduled football game in Bloomington on Friday will be canceled due to COVID-19 testing results at both schools.
“Upon the advice of our medical professionals and in following the guidelines and protocols established for this season, we are not able to play Friday. As we stated last week, we know the history and tradition of this great rivalry game and how much it means to our current students, alumni and fans. Both universities worked extremely hard in an effort to play, but at this time, it just isn’t possible. We are certainly disappointed that we cannot play in 2020, but look forward to seeing each other on the field next season and competing once again for the Old Oaken Bucket.” – Joint statement from Purdue Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Bobinski and Indiana Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Scott Dolson.