The pairings for the 38th District Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments were determined last Wednesday at a meeting held at the Harrison County Community Education Center.
For the fifth straight year, HCHS will host both tournaments. This year, the format will have the boys playing the first game on the first two nights of the tournament, with the four girls teams playing the two nightcap contests.
The tournament begins on Monday, Feb. 23, with the Harrison County Thorobreds taking on the Pendleton County Wildcats at 6:30 p.m. At 8:15 p.m., the Harrison County Fillies will play the Pendleton County LadyCats.
Tuesday night will see the Deming Black Devils taking on the Nicholas County Bluejackets in the 6:30 game, with the Lady Devils taking on the Lady Jackets in the second game at 8:15.
No passes will be accepted at the door for any of this year’s tournament games, other than tournament passes issued to the participating teams. Admission at the gate will be $5 per person, student and adult.
The tournament will continue on Thursday, Feb. 26, with the girls championship game, and will conclude on Friday, Feb. 27, with the boys championship game.
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The week after the 38th District Tournament, Harrison County will host the Girls 10th Region Basketball Tournament.
The meeting and draw for that tournament will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the CEC at 10 a.m.
The eight-team regional tournament will begin with two upper bracket opening round games on Monday, March 2. The lower bracket will play its two first-round games on Tuesday, March 3.
The two semi-final games will be played on Thursday, March 5, with the championship game on Friday, March 6.
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The Boys 10th Region Tournament will be held at the new 9,500 seat arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University.
That tournament will begin on Saturday, March 7, with all four first-round games being played. The two semifinal games will be played on Monday, March 9, with the championship game set for Tuesday, March 10.