Arlington gymCourt rendered unusable after flood

ARLINGTON — The extremely cold weather of the past week has caused one of the local schools to move their home basketball games for the rest of the season.

The Arlington Memorial High School gym was found flooded after a pipe burst over the weekend, rendering the floor unusable.

According to Ashley Hoyt, Arlington's athletic director, the problem happened between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Later on Sunday, they found the gym flooded.

"It looks like a wavy potato chip," Hoyt said.

Many of the basketball teams' games — varsity, junior varsity and middle school — will be switched to the original road team's location. For example, Arlington's varsity girls were supposed to host Twin Valley on Friday night, that game will now take place at Twin Valley.

Others will be moved to schools around the area, including Mount Anthony, Burr and Burton, Cambridge and even Southern Vermont College. Events for the middle school teams will be at Manchester Elementary Middle School or the Maple Street School.

Those places will also be used for practices, possibly making for a disjointed schedule.

Hoyt thanked the neighboring school districts for allowing the Arlington teams a place to play and host games while their gym is being repaired.

"We've been in that boat, the middle school [dealt with similar issues] this weekend," said Mount Anthony athletic director Tim Brown. "We've always tried to help out, we know how difficult it is. We'll let them slide in [to a practice slot] any chance they can, we have to get creative [to accommodate everyone]."


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