Monday, September 29, 2008

Gas crunch hits high school sports

The gas crunch that is gripping the Charlotte area is beginning to have an affect on high school athletics.

Union County officials have suspended most junior varsity travel, including jayvee football, until the gas crunch subsides. Marvin Ridge athletics director Tony Guylitto said junior varsity volleyball and junior varsity soccer are continuing to play because those teams share buses with varsity teams for away games.

Mecklenburg County athletics director Vicki Hamilton said CMS jayvee and varsity teams games have not been affected.

“We’ve got 30 middle schools rolling out today (Monday), and we’ve got soccer and volleyball on the high school level Tuesday,” she said. “Today, there are no plans to stop anything. I can’t tell you about tomorrow, though.”

-- Langston Wertz Jr.