High school sports may not be high up on the list of important things following the destruction brought on by Hurricane Sandy, but it was a lingering questions among many athletic directors throughout Long Island after schools were closed for nearly a week in many districts.
The schedule for this weekend alone included 32 first-round playoff games between the two counties, some of which were to be hosted in hard-hit areas such as Babylon Village, Baldwin, Lawrence and Riverhead.
Nina Van Erk, executive director of Section VIII, Nassau's governing body for sports, and Ed Cinelli, executive director of Suffolk's Section XI, told Newsday that no new dates, times or sites had been finalized nor were the rescheduled events set in stone.
The current rescheduling pushes football quarterfinal matchups back a week, as of right now, and the Long Island Championships to the weekend of November 30th through December 2nd. This will be the first time since 2001 the championships have not been played on Thanksgiving weekend.
The CHSFL, in charge of league sporting events for the Island's private and/or Catholic schools, already cancelled their events for this weekend as well and have not announced plans for the playing of those games. St. Anthony's athletic Director Don Buckley said just one Catholic high school currently has power, St. John the Baptist.
Playoff games for other sports, including soccer and field hockey, have also been pushed back.