Miami and Vinita are scheduled to play in a Verdigris Valley Conference double-header tonight — that is if Mother Nature will keep her hands off.

Both schools were out on Monday because of the slick road conditions created by a Sunday storm.

Miami school superintendent Bill Stephens hadn’t made a decision late Monday evening as to whether class would be held today.

However, he did note that Miami Public Schools have a no school, no play policy.

The slick streets led MHS boys’ coach Rusty Mercer to cancel Monday’s practice.

“I was nervous,” Mercer said. “I had a couple of parents call to see if we were having practice and they said they would not let their kids drive. It just wasn’t worth it.”

The Wardogs are hoping to bounce back from a tough 54-52 loss to Tulsa Holland Hall in the finals of the Sperry Invitational.

Miami had a chance to tie the game, but a traveling call wiped out what would have been the tying bucket by Trent Turner with 3.9 seconds to play.

The loss was the first in four games for the Wardogs.

The Miami girls suffered a 51-41 loss to Barnsdall in the consolation finals Friday night at Sperry.

The Lady Wardogs had trailed only 22-19 at the half, but Barnsdall used a 16-7 edge in the third quarter to take charge.

If the Miami-Vinita games are postponed, the next action for MHS would be Friday at Wagoner in the final game before the holiday break.

Another casualty of the weather could be tonight’s high school wrestling match pitting Miami and Coweta in the MHS gym.

The match already had been postponed once due to extended football seasons for both schools.

Area basketball games that could be affected by the weather include Wyandotte at Afton, Bluejacket at Welch and Quapaw at Riverton, Kan.