For the second straight day, Mother Nature has reared her ugly head on the Busline League Large School Division seventh- and eighth-grade basketball championships.

After Tuesday’s snowstorm forced the postponement of the seventh- and eighth-grade girls championship games, the boys games have suffered a similar fate, as Wednesday’s heavy snowfall has pushed back that day’s seventh- and eighth-grade championship showdowns.

The seventh- and eighth-grade girls championships will now tip off Thursday, Jan. 21, with the seventh-grade game set for 3:45 p.m. and the eighth-grade contest at 5:15 p.m.

The seventh- and eighth-grade boys finals will then follow suit on Friday Jan. 22, with the seventh-grade game tipping off at 3:45 p.m., followed by the eighth-grade game at 5:15.

All four middle school championship games will be played at Camden-Rockport Middle School.

The upcoming finals will showcase three Rockland District Middle School and three Camden-Rockport Middle School teams, as well as two squads from Boothbay Elementary School.

The eighth-grade boys final will feature top-seeded Rockland District Middle School and No. 2 Camden-Rockport Middle School. The No. 1 Eagles defeated No. 4 Troy Howard to earn a berth into the league final, while the No. 2 Schooners beat No. 3 Wiscasset to advance in games played last week.

The eighth-grade girls final will also feature Rockland District Middle School and Camden-Rockport Middle School, as the No. 2 Eagles dispatched of No. 3 Boothbay to earn a berth in the league final. The No. 4 Schooners pulled an upset of top-seeded Troy Howard Middle School to advance, both in games played last week.

The seventh-grade girls final will feature No. 2 Rockland District Middle School, which defeated No. 3 Medomak Middle School to earn a berth in the Busline League final. The Eagles will face top-seeded Boothbay in the title game, which defeated No. 4 Camden-Rockport to advance.

The seventh-grade boys final will showcase No. 3 Camden-Rockport Middle School as the Schooners prepare to square off against top-seeded Boothbay. The Schooners defeated No. 2 Medomak Middle School to advance to the league final, while the Wildcats defeated No. 4 Wiscasset 54-31 to advance to the league championship game.

Village NetMedia Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at