Imelda impacts local sports

Published 3:37 pm Friday, September 20, 2019

With the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda continuing to affect Southeast Texas, District 21-5A executives were scheduled Friday to rework the remaining schedule of volleyball matches.

Nederland coach Allie Crommett said the district slate for now is suspended as some schools are still dealing with Imelda’s impact on days of class. The News went to press earlier than normal due to the ongoing storm impacting Southeast Texas.

Memorial, Nederland and Port Neches-Groves, the three 5A schools in Jefferson County, did not play as scheduled Friday due to travel concerns. PNG has yet to play a district match, having taken the off-date last Friday and having Tuesday’s match at Cleveland postponed.

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Friday was already the bye week for Jefferson County’s 5A and 6A high schools in football. Memorial (1-2) will resume action Thursday at Galena Park to start District 9-5A Division I play, Nederland (0-3) will visit Santa Fe next Friday and PNG (2-1) will host Baytown Lee next Friday.

Sabine Pass (0-3) was forced to cancel its Thursday home game against the Orangefield junior varsity. The Sharks, who are playing as an independent this season, will host Lutheran North next Friday.

The weather did not change Lamar University’s travel plans for Saturday’s game at Southeastern Louisiana to open Southland Conference play. The Cardinals (2-1) normally travel via bus to a nearby opponent the day before a game and return immediately afterward.

Lamar’s volleyball team Thursday morning canceled a trip to the University of North Dakota for a round-robin tournament. The volleyball Cardinals (5-5) are scheduled to resume play Tuesday at the University of New Orleans.

I.C. Murrell: 721-2435. Twitter: @ICMurrellPANews

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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