Old Man Winter blows in, prep cancellations abound (Updated)

Friday, January 8, 2010
Taylour Allen and the Forrest Lady Rockets will have to wait until Tuesday to take the court again as all basketball games have been cancelled for Marshall County Schools this weekend. Tribune file photo by Anthony S. Puca

Old Man Winter made an appearance Thursday morning in Middle Tennessee brining snow, ice, bitter cold temperatures, and risky driving conditions.

The winter storm brought joy to school children in the county as classes were cancelled for Thursday and Friday.

Not so much joy came with the subsequent announcements that all sporting events were to be cancelled for Friday night, including Mt. Pleasant at Cornersville, Marshall County at Fairview, and Forrest at Community.

Also, Saturday's game at Forrest with Summertown has been cancelled and word just came in that Marshall County's contest at Columbia Central is also cancelled.

When word comes in the Tribune will update the dates and times for all the make-up games.

The majority of counties in the surrounding area have also made the same decision for this weekend's prep action.