When Weather Is Bad, Local Sports Suffer

When Weather Is Bad, Local Sports Suffer

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The weather has taken its toll on the high school sports schedule this winter.

Area teams have been losing out on both practice time and games due to early dismissals or school closings.

The Watertown boys' basketball team, for example, has seen four of their games postponed this season due to weather.

They've also lost a lot of practices.

Cyclones Coach Jeff Britton says it's definitely been a challenge trying to keep the coaching staff and athletes busy watching game films and finding things the students can work on individually.

"So there's little things that we can do," he said, "but there's nothing that can replace going up and down the basketball court, that's for sure."

Watertown athletic director Mike Lennox says coaches and athletes have been "great" weathering storm and frigid temperatures.

"We just have to be very careful that we don't play too many games in a row without having any practices," he said, "so we want to make sure it's safe for the athletes, just as much as it's safe getting to school."

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