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Wednesday’s Sports

OLYMPICS

Police arrested Scott Miller, 45, and another man after finding methylamphetamine concealed in eight candles in January. The former Olympic swimmer Miller was in custody on Tuesday and charged with drug trafficking after Australian police seized methamphetamine valued at 2 million Australian dollars ($1.6 million) and accused him of directing a criminal syndicate. Police also arrested a 47-year-old man with Miller, not named in the case.

COLLEGE

The SFA Men’s basketball team isn’t taking in the Mardi-gras, but they in New Orleans after arriving there last Saturday. They left Nacogdoches a day earlier than expected to beat the winter weather in East Texas. The plan was then to play the University of New Orleans Privateers on Monday and drive to Vicksburg, Mississippi after the game, then into Conway, Arkansas on Tuesday to prepare for their Wednesday game against Central Arkansas. Shortly before the ‘Jacks took the floor against New Orleans, it was not safe enough to travel to Central Arkansas, so they postponed the game. Now the team is waiting for roads to improve to the West to get home for the Saturday game.

Texas A&M-Commerce Lions postponed their volleyball match with Texas Woman’s University this week and checking the calendar to reschedule. Despite the weather, they ranked the women’s basketball team at No. 15 in the third coaches’ poll released this season. They are 10-2 overall.

The American Southwest Conference postponed the conference competition through this coming Sunday. They will assess options in rescheduling all events.

HIGH SCHOOL

Coaches are looking at the calendar, and then the weather as ice has taken a more significant toll on the playoffs than COVID did last year. Liberty-Eylau, DeKalb, and McLeod are all in the Area round of the state playoffs. They are now looking at Saturday to get on the court. The boys are in the same boat. The UIL says to get them in when travel is safe, and they are extending certification deadlines. Mt Pleasant and Lufkin aim for Friday at Whitehouse at 7:00 pm in the first round of the UIL playoffs. Mt Pleasant canceled their game with Van Alstyne.