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Park the car and stay home. There’s no basketball. (Photo by David Svien)

Snowmageddon 2019 has claimed another event. But not permanently.

The season finale for the youth basketball league run by Coupeville High School coaches and players, originally set for Saturday, Feb. 9, is being pushed back a week.

With snow still falling in many areas, and much more expected, as well as freezing temperatures arriving to possibly turn Whidbey’s roads into ice rinks, postponing an early-morning event seems more than reasonable.

The final week of lessons and games, as well as pictures, will go down 9 AM next Saturday, Feb. 16.

Unless we’re entering a new ice age. Then check back later for updates.

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Scott Stuurmans banks home a bucket during the 2015 Tom Roehl Roundball Classic. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

For the first time in years, there won’t be an alumni basketball tourney in Coupeville.

The Tom Roehl Roundball Classic, which grew from an all-Wolf event to a major hoops showdown pitting local teams against off-Island foes, has been called off a month before tip-off.

The 2018 tourney was originally set for Dec. 22.

Tournament organizer Noah Roehl released a statement Monday afternoon:

We are canceling the 2018 Tom Roehl Hoops tournament.

We may re-visit hosting at a later date in the spring and will re-evaluate for future years.

We are sorry to do this, but feel it’s in the best interest of folks involved in organizing the tournament and time commitments of all of us over the holidays.

The tournament is named in honor of Noah’s father, who was a highly-influential local coach for decades.

Tom Roehl was an assistant football coach for many years on Ron Bagby’s staff at Coupeville High School, while also running a very-successful youth basketball program.

After his death in 2003, the Roehl family launched football and basketball alumni games, which have generated considerable money for scholarships which are presented to local students annually.

While the football game was retired, the basketball tourney grew in popularity, as alumni teams like Red Pride and the Coupeville Cows vied with teams from Oak Harbor, South Whidbey, Seattle and beyond.

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   Abby Mulholland and her CMS teammates are stuck at home Thursday, after snow postponed a planned trip to Port Angeles. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Mother Nature strikes again.

With snow covering the ground Thursday, the Coupeville Middle School girls basketball teams will not travel to Port Angeles to face Stevens.

The move, announced mere moments ago by Coupeville Athletic Director Willie Smith, was made based on both “weather and road conditions.”

A makeup date will be determined later.

Barring any more blizzards, the Wolves return to the court next Monday, Feb. 26, when they travel to Sequim.

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CHS cheerleader Mckenzie Meyer offers an interpretive dance version of what it would be like to be on a ferry right now. (John Fisken photo)

   CHS cheerleader Mckenzie Meyer offers an interpretive dance version of what it would be like to be riding a ferry right now. (John Fisken photo)

Put the buses back in the barn.

Mother Nature, in all her windy, ferry-rockin’ glory, has forced cancellations of all Coupeville basketball games scheduled for tonight.

The girls and boys high school squads were supposed to travel to Belfair to play non-conference games against 2A North Mason, while the middle school boys were going to be trekking to Sequim.

With the season wrapping down — the CHS girls have seven games left, the CHS boys six, all to be played between now and Feb. 4 — it’s highly unlikely the high school games will be rescheduled.

The middle school game, though, is a league affair, so Coupeville Athletic Director Willie Smith is working on finding a new date.

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Koa Davison and Co. will still be in the CHS gym tonight, but for practice, not a game. (John Fisken photos)

   Koa Davison will be in the CHS gym today, but for practice, not a game after icy roads forced Sequim to postpone its trip to Whidbey. (John Fisken photos)

Wolf hoops stars Maddy Hilkey (left) and Kalia Littlejohn would like to hear your praise. (John Fisken photo)

   Maddy Hilkey (left) and Kalia Littlejohn will enjoy a tasty beverage and get on with their lives.

From four games to no games, in a hurry.

Mother Nature has spoken, and tonight’s home basketball doubleheader between Coupeville and Sequim is not going down.

“Road conditions from Sequim to Port Townsend are sketchy and they had a two-hour delay because of them this morning,” said Coupeville Athletic Director Willie Smith.

“Temperatures are supposed to drop below freezing again tonight,” he added. “The Sequim AD and I both agree it’s safer to cancel and re-schedule tonight’s games then chance driving buses on icy roads.”

The games have tentatively been moved to Monday, Jan. 30, with start times of 3:30 and 5:15.

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