Commuters face snow and cold weather as they wait for...

Commuters face snow and cold weather as they wait for a train at the Ronkonkoma station. (Jan. 2, 2014) Credit: James Carbone

Expecting a winter storm that was forecast to dump eight or more inches of snow on Long Island, numerous school districts chose to postpone sporting events Thursday and Friday.

Suffolk executive director Ed Cinelli said that a section-wide swim meet at Half Hollow Hills was postponed, and, as far as he was aware, there was nothing planned for either Thursday or Friday. A full league schedule was slated for Friday.

"Just about everything is [postponed]," he said. "Individual games are strictly up to the schools and they update us through the computer, but I don't know of any game that is being played."

Because of their early start times, two of the boys basketball games scheduled to be played in Nassau -- Hewlett against Division at 10 a.m. and Floral Park against Elmont at 1 p.m. -- were played, and one in Suffolk, West Babylon at Huntington. There was also a girls basketball game, Bay Shore at Lindenhurst.

Nina Van Erk, the executive director of Nassau athletics, said Thursday afternoon that she still was getting updates about Friday's plans but already has been informed that the Lynbrook school district has canceled all after-school activities.

She said the winter track meet at St. Anthony's scheduled for Thursday has been moved from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Cinelli hopes that Suffolk winter track meets, also scheduled for Saturday, will go on as scheduled.

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