Impending inclement weather forced the PIAA to act quickly in regards to championship basketball and swimming this week.

The PIAA announced Monday afternoon that all second-round state playoff basketball games originally scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday have been moved to Thursday. Then, to avoid teams having to play back-to-back nights, the PIAA pushed all quarterfinal games originally scheduled for Friday to Saturday.

Meanwhile, the swimming championships at Bucknell University have been changed. The Class 2A championships will be held Thursday and Friday, while the 3A championships be Saturday and Sunday.

Diving in both classes was moved to the following weekend (March 25-26) at Bucknell.

Locally, here is the update for basketball teams still alive in the PIAA tournament:

  • In Class 6A, Carlisle boys play Lincoln at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Garden Spot High School.
  • In Class 5A, Mechanicsburg boys play Archbishop Wood at 8 p.m. Thursday at Pottstown High School.
  • In Class 3A, Trinity boys Del-Val Charter at 6 p.m. Thursday at Manheim Twp. High School.
  • In Class 6A, Cedar Cliff girls play Penn Hills at 8 p.m. Thursday at Hollidaysburg High School.
  • And in Class 2A, Camp Hill girls play Greensburg Central Catholic at 6:30 p.m. at Hollidaysburg High School.
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