Despite School Being Out, 5-AAA Tournament To Start Friday

Six Games Scheduled At East Hamilton Gyms

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - by Larry Fleming

OK, folks.

School's out.

But, games on

The District 5-AAA high school basketball tournament, which was scheduled to start on Wednesday, was given the OK on Thursday to start play Friday afternoon at East Hamilton School.

Hamilton County Schools’ policy is that no athletic activity can be conducted when classes are not in session, in this case school was out since Tuesday due to the threat or actual existence of inclement weather.

More than seven inches of snow fell on the Chattanooga area on Wednesday and classes were not in session and won’t be in session Friday.

But, county school officials conceded this was an unusual circumstance and granted permission for the tournament to begin.

“I talked to my principal (Gail Chuy) and she went up the chain of command explaining what we were up against,” said Michael Stone, boys coach at East Hamilton. “(Superintendent) Rick Smith gave us permission to play.”

What the district teams were facing was to cram a lot of games into a small time frame.

The district tourney is scheduled to end Tuesday, with the Region 3-AAA tourney is slated to start three days later.

So, the tourney tips off with six games today.

Two girls’ games will be played in the middle school gym:

East Hamilton goes against McMinn County at 6 p.m. and Walker Valley against Soddy-Daisy at 7:30.

Four games are slated for the high school gym:

The Ooltewah and Cleveland girls start the action at 3 p.m. and three boys’ games will follow. Ooltewah plays McMinn County at 4:30, Cleveland takes on East Hamilton at 6 and Walker Valley and Soddy-Daisy wrap up the first round at 7:30 to complete the first round.

Bradley Centrals Bears and Bearettes won regular-season titles and received the No. 1 seeds and bye to the semifinals on Saturday.

The girls’ consolation and championship games are set for Monday.

The boys’ consolation and championship games will follow Tuesday.

The schedule:

Friday

6 – McMinn County vs. East Hamilton, middle school gym

7:30 – Walker Valley girls vs. Soddy-Daisy, middle school gym

3 – Cleveland girls vs. Ooltewah, high school gym

4:30 – Ooltewah boys vs. McMinn County, high school gym

6 – Cleveland boys vs. East Hamilton

7:30 – Walker Valley boys vs. Soddy-Daisy

Saturday

Semifinal Games

3 – McMinn-East Hamilton girls winner vs. Walker Valley-Soddy-Daisy

4:30 – Bradley Central girls vs. Cleveland-Ooltewah winner

6 – Ooltewah-McMinn boys winner vs. Cleveland-East Hamilton winner

7:30 – Bradley Central boys vs. Walker Valley-Soddy-Daisy winner

Monday

6 – Girls consolation game

7:30 – Girls championship game

Tuesday

6 – Boys consolation game

7:30 – Boys championship game

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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