Winter weather is causing problems for high school basketball teams.
Several district tournament games were scheduled for Tuesday and then moved back to Wednesday. Those have now been postponed again after another round of snow fell on Knoxville.
Regional tournaments begin on Monday, February 23rd, so schools have until then to complete the district tournaments.
The participants for the regional tournaments have already been determined since the top four teams from each district advance to regionals. But, according to the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal’s Tom Kreager, the district tourneys must be completed.
Confirmed. Per @tssaa rules, district tournament MUST be completed. Cannot just seed teams remaining. Hoops different than other sports.
— Tom Kreager (@Kreager) February 18, 2015
District 3-AAA will play its girls games on Thursday and boys games on Friday at Central High School.
The Oak Ridge and Anderson County girls play in the consolation game at 6 P.M. on Thursday. Following that game, Halls and Powell will play for the girls championship.
Friday at 6 P.M. will be the boys consolation game featuring Halls and Central. After that game, Oak Ridge and Karns will play for the boys championship.
The District 4-AAA tournament at Maryville is scheduled to be completed on Thursday and Friday.
The District 3-AA tournament at Fulton has been moved to Saturday. The girls consolation game starts at 3 P.M. followed by the boys consolation, girls championship and boys championship.
Catholic will host the District 4-AA tournament on Friday. The girls consolation starts at 4 P.M. with the boys consolation, girls championship and boys championship to follow.
District 3-A will play four games on Thursday at Harriman:
1:00 P.M.- Girls Consolation, Tellico Plains vs. Harriman
2:30 P.M.- Boys Semifinals, Meigs County vs. Tellico Plains
4:00 P.M.- Girls Championship, Meigs County vs. Grace Christian
5:30 P.M.- Boys Semifinals, Grace Christian vs. Harriman
District 2-AAA already crowned its champions last Saturday night with Morristown West taking the girls title and Jefferson County winning the boys tourney.