Hurricane Florence forces Stanly sports postponements

Published 4:15 pm Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Stanly County Schools will release early at 11:30 a.m. Thursday due to Hurricane Florence. The high school games scheduled for Thursday and Friday have been postponed, as well as changes in local running events have happened.


Albemarle’s home game with Union Pines will now be played at 7 p.m. Monday.

Friday’s road games for North Stanly and West Stanly were moved up to Wednesday. Sports Editor’s Note: see Thursday and the weekend SNAP for coverage of both games.


West Stanly was scheduled to play Thursday at South Stanly but the game has been postponed. No makeup date has been set as of press time.


South Stanly’s home matchup with West Stanly has also been postponed. The game’s new date had not been determined as of press time.


The following games were cancelled from Thursday’s schedule:

  1. North Rowan at Albemarle
  2. North Stanly at South Davidson
  3. South Stanly at West Montgomery
  4. West Stanly at Central Academy

Run the Valley Postponed

The Uwharrie Running Club, with concerns for the safety of the runners, both local and those registered from throughout the Carolinas, Virginia and Florida, has postponed the Run the Valley 5K, 10K & 1/2 Marathon from Saturday to Oct. 27.

“The Uwharrie Running Club takes the safety of our runners seriously,”URC President Wendy Griffin said. “We feel the best decision is to postpone the race to a later date. Due to the change in the dates, we will allow those that have pre-registered for the 2018 Run the Valley race, can defer their entry to 2019, if they are unable to make it to the Oct. 27 race.”

With the change of date, the weather should be cooler for the runners. Peter Asciutto, race director, agreed with the decision.

“Growing up in Florida, what I learned about the only predictability of hurricanes, is the unpredictability of its path,” he said.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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