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NMCC halts all sports due to flooding

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

NEW MADRID -- With so many area roadways communities under water, the New Madrid County Central school system has decided to cancel all activities until school resumes.

"It's such an unusual situation," NMCC athletic director Dianne Fowler said of the amount of flooding in the area. "We've never had anything like this in my lifetime."

Having been out of class the past several days due to the immense flooding in the county Fowler said it wasn't a good idea to have kids trying to make it to school for extracurricular activities until school is back in session.

"It's not safe to have kids driving an hour out of their way to get around the water to make it school," said Fowler. "With the size of the flooding it's better to just play it safe."

The only event to escape the cancellation will be the Eagle's golf team trip to Sectionals as three NMCC golfers qualified for the event. With the coaches and many of the players already safe from the flooding, Fowler said the team should be able to make the trip to tournament.

As for the upcoming SEMO Conference track meet, which the Eagles' were set to host this past Monday, the event has been moved to Kennett High School and will take place today with the Eagles unable to attend.

As for all the missed games for the Eagles' baseball and softball teams, Fowler said they hope to make up conference match-ups if time and scheduling permits.

Depending on how the water recedes, NMCC could be back in class as early as Thursday or Friday.


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