Local teams slated for holiday tournaments
Several of Jackson County’s varsity basketball teams will be heading in different directions next week in hopes of bring home holiday tournament trophies.
The Crothersville boys got a jump on the other county teams participating in tournaments, as the Tigers played in the McKee Munk Holiday Tournament on Tuesday at Henryville.
The tournament trail heats up beginning Monday when the Trinity Lutheran and Medora boys travel to the Edinburgh Tournament.
Indianapolis Lutheran and South Decatur will open the tournament at 10 a.m., and that game will be followed by Jac-Cen-Del facing Hagerstown at noon.
Medora (2-5) will face the host Lancers at 2 p.m., and Trinity (3-3) will battle Indianapolis Manual at 4 p.m.
Second-round games will be played Monday night with the seventh-place, fifth-place, third-place and championship games scheduled for Tuesday afternoon and night.
None of the teams at Edinburgh were ranked in the polls this week.
The Brownstown Central and Trinity Lutheran girls will play in the Toby Yoho Classic on Monday and Tuesday at Eastern Greene.
The tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday with Brown County facing Forest Park and Owen Valley taking on South Knox.
The Braves (7-6) will face Clay City at 11:15 a.m. in the varsity gym, while Trinity (8-3) will battle Paoli at 11:15 a.m. in the elementary school gym.
Both teams will return to action at 6:15 p.m. with Trinity playing Riverton Parke at the high school, and Brownstown will face Edgewood at the elementary gym.
There are 12 teams in the tournament with Brown County, Forest Park and Boonville in Pool A, Owen Valley, South Knox and Eastern Greene in Pool B, Trinity is in Pool C and Brownstown is in Pool D.
Games will begin Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in both gyms with the championship and third-place games scheduled for 7 p.m.
Riverton Parke is rated No. 10 in Class A. Brownstown is the defending tournament champion.
The Seymour girls will play three games Tuesday and Wednesday in the Pete Pritchett Holiday Tournament at Bedford North Lawrence.
The Owls (10-2) will face Jasper at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Carmel at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Providence at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Carmel is ranked No. 10 in Class 4A. This is a five-team tournament with the host Stars rounding out the field. Each team will play three games in the tournament.
The Graber Post Buildings Classic at North Daviess High School has a strong field with five of the eight entrants being ranked this week.
Clay City and Pike Central will open the tournament at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The Braves (5-0) will face South Knox at 4:30 p.m., Park Tudor will battle North Daviess at 6 p.m. and Rising Sun will play Barr-Reeve in the final game.
Park Tudor is ranked No. 1 and Brownstown No. 7 in Class 3A, Barr Reeve is No. 1 and South Knox No. 15 in 2A and Rising Sun is No. 16 in Class A.
The second-round games are scheduled for Wednesday, and the finals are scheduled for Jan. 2.
The Crothersville boys (1-9) will play in the South Ripley Tournament at Versailles Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Tigers will face Oldenburg Academy at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Oldenburg is ranked No. 10 in Class A.
Bishop Chatard will face East Central at 11:30 a.m., and that game will be followed by Christian Academy and South Ripley, and then South Dearborn facing Greenfield-Central.
Second-round games will be played Tuesday night with the finals taking place Wednesday.