Old man weather had his way one more day.
The winter storm that swept through the region over the weekend didn't only force the closing of area schools Friday through Tuesday, it also forced the cancellation or postponement of sports events throughout the area.
Stephenville's state quarterfinal football game was delayed three days - the Yellow Jackets finally played and won Monday night - and area basketball teams remain grounded.
While the weather began to clear Tuesday, coaches all around reported cancellations of that night's games on the hardwood, with one game being postponed until Thursday.
Dublin will still make the short trek to Comanche for girls action. Sub-varsity play begins at 4 p.m. with the varsity game tipping off at about 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Stephenville's girls and Huckabay's girls were idle, while the Stephenville boys canceled their trip to Graham and Huckabay's boys scratched their planned journey to Glen Rose. Dublin was set to go to Early for boys play, both Lingleville teams were set to battle Ranger and Hico's girls were scheduled to head to Tolar, but all those games were also cancelled.
Area highways were mostly clear by Tuesday afternoon, but secondary roads, private roads and driveways often used by school buses were deemed unsafe for travel in time for school.
With the weather clearing out, area basketball teams are expected to resume regular schedules this weekend.