While high schools don’t reopen until after the New Year, many Middle Georgia high school basketball teams will be in action this week.
That action is highlighted by holiday tournaments at Veterans, Jones County and Tattnall Square. All three tournaments tip off Tuesday and finish up Thursday.
“These tournaments really serve a two-fold purpose,” Tattnall girls head coach Todd Whetsel said. “Nobody wants to have a two-week layoff, and most teams take off the week before Christmas, so they want to have something the week after.
“And most schools, the majority of the boys players are football players. You want them to get their basketball legs under them before they get into those region games in January.”
The Veterans tournament includes the boys and girls teams from Veterans, Perry, Hawksinville and Morrow. The field is filled out by the boys teams from Bleckley County, Luella, Rutland and Cass and the girls teams from Jonesboro, Washington County, Dublin and Warner Robins.
The Jones County tournament includes the boys and girls teams from Jones County, Westside, FPD, Monticello, Putnam County and Josey. The rest of the field includes the boys teams from Northside and Warner Robins and the girls teams from Meadow Creek and Stockbridge.
The Tattnall tournament features the boys and girls teams from Tattnall, Westfield, Central Fellowship, Covenant, John Milledge, Bulloch and Mount Vernon, along with the boys team from Macon Area Christian and the girls team from Westwood.
Area holiday basketball tournaments
Mount Vernon vs. Covenant (girls) at Tattnall Square
Morrow vs. Perry (girls) at Veterans
FPD vs. Putnam County (girls) at Jones County
Mount Vernon vs. Covenant (boys) at Tattnall Square
Bleckley County vs. Perry (boys) at Veterans
Northside vs. Putnam County (boys) at Jones County
Bulloch Academy vs. Westwood (girls) at Tattnall Square
Jonesboro vs. Washington County (girls) at Veterans
Westside vs. Meadow Creek (girls) at Jones County
Bulloch Academy vs. Macon Area Christian (boys) at Tattnall Square
Luella vs. Rutland (boys) at Veterans
Westside vs. Monticello (boys) at Jones County
Westfield vs. John Milledge (girls) at Tattnall Square
Dublin vs. Warner Robins (girls) at Veterans
Monticello vs. Josey (girls) at Jones County
Westfield vs. John Milledge (boys) at Tattnall Square
Morrow vs. Cass (boys) at Veterans
Warner Robins vs. Josey (boys) at Jones County
Central Fellowship at Tattnall Square (girls)
Hawkinsville at Veterans (girls)
Stockbridge at Jones County (girls)
Central Fellowship at Tattnall Square (boys)
Hawkinsville at Veterans (boys)
FPD at Jones County (boys)