Area small-schools league gets its annual tournament going despite many weather-induced Feb. 6, 2018 prep sports postponements, cancellations

While multiple scheduled high school basketball games in the Constitution-Tribune coverage and beyond it around the region were postponed or cancelled Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, the delayed quarterfinal round of the Carroll-Livingston Activity Association (CLAA) Tournament was able to begin.

William Dow, athletics director at tourney host Tina-Avalon School, confirmed shortly before play began there that the CLAA event – weathered out by hazardous travel conditions created by unexpected sleet or freezing rain Monday – was resuming Tuesday. The four games scrubbed Monday – #2 seed Norborne vs. Brunswick and #3 Hardin-Central vs. Keytesville in the girls' division and #2 Brunswick vs. Hardin-Central and #3 Keytesville vs. Norborne on the boys' side – began on schedule at 4:30 p.m. Monday. The original Tuesday quarterfinal games – #4 Hale-Bosworth girls vs. Tina-Avalon at 4:30 p.m., #4 Mendon: Northwestern vs. Hale-Bosworth at 5:45, #1 Southwest Livingston girls vs. Mendon: Northwestern at 7:00, and #1 Southwest Livingston boys vs. Tina-Avalon at 8:15 p.m. – now are slated for Wednesday at the school 15 miles south of Chillicothe.

While the CLAA action, involving schools largely from south of the daytime snow band, was able to proceed, a number of other schools – including Chillicothe – did not go forward with their schedule non-tournament hoops contests.

Chillicothe's homevarsity/junior-varsity Midland Empire Conference (MEC) doubleheader against the Maryville girls was postponed until next Wednesday, Feb. 14, CHS AD Dan Nagel advised.

Several other MEC games also were put off to future dates, as were Hamilton's KCI Conference girls' and boys' games (reset for Wed. 2/7) against Mid-Buchanan.

Polo's school Twitter account disclosed at about 3:30 p.m. that its planned Tuesday's home games against Concordia have been cancelled.