Grammar schools kick off tourney

Courier Sports Editor

Hard to believe it is already that time but grammar school basketball season tips off this week with the first of three tournaments for area schools.

Four of the six area grammar schools will participate in the Woodbury Grammar School Border War Tournament this week. Those schools include East Side, West Side, Woodland and host Woodbury.
Auburn Elementary will open its season in the DeKalb County Tournament.

Action at Woodbury Grammar began Monday and Tuesday with a series of first-round games.
The semifinals are set for Thursday with consolation and championship games scheduled for Saturday at Woodbury Grammr School.

All local schools participated Monday or Tuesday, along with Centertown, DeKalb Middle, Dibrell and North Elementary. Winning teams in the first round compete in the Thursday semifinals. All winning teams Monday or Tuesday are guaranteed an additional two games.

The first girls semifinal Thursday is set for 4:30 p.m., followed by the first boys semifinal at 5:45 p.m.
The final two semifinal games are scheduled for 7 and 8:15 p.m., respectively.

The girls and boys consolation games are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., respectively, Saturday. Championship games are set for 2 and 3:30 p.m., respectively.