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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Prep basketball tourneys still in holiday spirit

Prep basketball tourneys still in holiday spirit

Christmas has come and gone, but high school basketball fans still have a few presents to open this week as several holiday tournaments get underway this week around the Kanawha Valley.

At Poca, the tournament season began Tuesday with the opening round of the BB&T Putnam County Classic girls tournament. Hurricane faced Winfield at 6 p.m. and the host Dots battled Buffalo at 8. The boys portion of the tourney begins today with the same pairings and starting times. Consolation games will be played Thursday and championship games Friday.

Charleston Catholic, St. Albans, Sissonville and South Charleston are also playing host to events this week.

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  • The Charleston Catholic Holiday Tournament tips off today with four games. At 1 p.m., the Linsly girls face Huntington St. Joe, followed at 3 by Valley’s girls battling the host Irish. The boys take the court at 6 p.m. with Catholic facing Van, followed at 8 by Mercer Christian and Mountain State Academy.
  • The tournament wraps up Thursday, with the girls consolation (1 p.m.) and championship (3 p.m.) preceeding the boys consolation (6 p.m.) and title game (8 p.m.).

  • At St. Albans, the Eagle Tire & Wheel Christmas Classic runs today through Friday with two games each day.
  • Today’s slate features Cabell Midland vs. Woodrow Wilson girls at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Knights and Ripley boys at 7:30. Thursday, the St. Albans girls face Woodrow Wilson at 5:30 p.m. and the Red Dragons boys meet Ripley at 7:30. The event concludes Friday with St. Albans and Cabell Midland playing a girls and boys doubleheader at 5:30 and 7:30, respectively.

  • Capital and South Charleston will be sending their boys and girls teams to the South Charleston Community Center Christmas Tournament Thursday and Friday.
  • On the girls side, the Black Eagles face Scott at 3 p.m. and Capital squares off with Mount View at 5 p.m. Thursday. The consolation and championship games are set for 3 and 7 p.m., respectively, Friday.

    The boys bracket sees Capital meeting Mount View at 7 Thursday, followed by SC taking on Preston County at 9. The losers will face off at 5 p.m. Friday, with the winners meeting at 9.

  • Sissonville’s boys play host to the annual Vince Tyree Christmas Tournament Thursday and Friday. On the first night, Roane County duels with Webster County at 6, followed by the Indians challenging Clay County at 8. The consolation is set for 6 p.m. Friday, followed by the championship game at 8.
  • Not all teams in the Valley are staying home for their holiday tournaments.
  • Riverside’s boys are entered in the Camden-Clark Christmas Classic in Parkersburg. The Warriors meet Parkersburg Catholic at 6:30 p.m. in the opening round Thursday.

    Both the boys and girls teams from Nitro are on the road, as the boys are at the Brooke Christmas Tournament Wednesday and Thursday and the girls are off to the Father Lopez Holiday Classic in Daytona, Fla., Thursday and Friday.

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