(Wenatchee, WA)…Due to snowy weather and poor road conditions across Eastern Washington, the Wenatchee-Sunnyside basketball games scheduled for tonight have been cancelled.
Wenatchee High Athletic Director Jim Beeson contacted NCWLIFE Channel to notify of the change at 3:00 p.m. Saturday. Beeson indicated that Sunnyside’s C team bus had arrived safely in Wenatchee and the teams were playing the early games on the schedule, but the Junior Varsity and Varsity bus was stopped halfway to Wenatchee and turned around.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the region from 4 p.m. Saturday, January 7th to 4 a.m. Monday, January 9th. According to the Weather Service, ” A moist Pacific storm system will bring light snow to the region tonight before a second round of heavier precipitation Sunday afternoon into Sunday night. This storm will bring heavy snow to the Cascades and the nearby valleys…moderate snow to the mountains of Northeast Washington and North Idaho…and accumulating snow followed by a messy wintry mix of precipitation to much of the Eastern Columbia Basin by Sunday afternoon and evening.”
Eastmont High School has teams in Othello, Federal Way and North Idaho today, but Athletic Director Russ Waterman says no changes have been made. He added, “it will be a long trip home for those teams, however.”
NCWLIFE Channel had planned to air the Wenatchee-Sunnyside games LIVE tonight. In their place, we’ll rebroadcast the Wenatchee-Everett Girls game and Wenatchee-Lake Stevens Boys game from December 22nd during the NCW Basketball Showcase at the Town Toyota Center. The girls game will start the broadcast at 5:30 p.m.