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Bad winter causing local sports problems


February 9, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Chester-Joplin-Inverness' Kendahl Knapton looks to shoot during a District 9C game last month in Chester. The last two weeks have seen many postponements and cancellations in local high school basketball, which is putting the end of the regular season in jeopardy. The District 9C tournament starts Wednesday in Havre.

It's been a rough 10 days for local Hi-Line sports scene. It's also unfortunate because it's one of the most important times of the season.

Two winter storms less than a full week apart have played havoc with high school basketball, wrestling and swimming, and the worse of the two storms, Thursday's blast of snow and wind, couldn't have come at a worse time.

First, it's state wrestling and swimming week, and that means not only are teams, but tons of fans out on the road. State wrestling in Billings typically draws about 15,000 extra people to Billings each year, and Thursday's storm will...

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