Opening NAC Basketball/Hockey Games Scheduled
BY DAVE SHEA
The games of the Northern Conference Basketball and Hockey seasons have been scheduled to begin on Monday, March 1.
The Basketball season will open with six matchups among St. Lawrence County Schools, one among the Franklin County Schools and matchup between Hermon-DeKalb and Harrisville of Lewis County.
In the first week of the season Boys and Girls matchups will be held between OFA and Massena, Hammond and Morristown, Heuvelton and Edwards-Knox, Norwood-Norfolk and Colton-Pierrepont, Madrid-Waddington and Lisbon, and St. Lawrence Central and Parishville-Hopkinton of St. Lawrence County and Malone and Salmon River of Franklin County.
Canton and Potsdam postponed both their girls and boys matchups.
The first boys hockey game of the season will see Norwood-Norfolk visiting OFA on Wednesday. Section 10 Athletic Coordinator Carl Normandin related this morning that several schools will be finalizing their opening hockey and basketball games in the next few days.
At the present time only the first week of the season is posted on Section 10 BOECES website.
In the opening week of the basketball season schools will be play each other home and away. The bulk of the boys games are scheduled for Monday and Thursday and bulk of the Girls Games are scheduled on Tuesday and Friday. The Hermon-DeKalb vs Harrisville boys basketball game will be played on Wednesday. The traditional basketball schedule of JV's at 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. for varsity week day games will be followed in most cases.
Normandin also related that some schools have not scheduled games yet awaiting approval of their school boards and or the board of health in their county and that he expects all schools in Section 10 will eventually participate..
At the present Salmon River and Malone have been joined in the Franklin County cohort by St. Regis Falls, Brushton-Moira, Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake.