By Megan Hecox
The Jr High Waldron Classic is back but this year it’s sporting a new name. The 2018 Arvest Invitational will include several of the top Jr High basketball programs from the River Valley. The bracket will showcase several talented teams featuring Ozark, Mansfield, Mt. Ida, Danville, and Waldron’s 7th grade and Jr High teams. The tournament will begin on Saturday, December 1st, and run until Saturday, December 8th.
The first round of action starts this Saturday at 11 am with the Danville Lady Little Johns facing the Waldron 7th grade Lady Bulldogs. The day will end with the final game being played at 2:45 pm between Mansfield and Waldron. The tournament will conclude on Saturday, December 8th with the girls’ finals taking place at 4:00 pm and the boys’ finals starting at 5:15 pm.
Waldron Basketball Coach Josh Atchley said, “The junior high basketball programs are incredibly appreciative of the support received from Arvest Bank and wish that you would please make plans to attend and support our junior high basketball teams.”
Round 1 Match-ups:
Saturday, December 1st
11:00) Danville Lady Little Johns vs Waldron 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs
12:15) Danville Little Johns vs Waldron 7th Grade Bulldogs
1:30) Waldron Lady Bulldogs vs Mansfield Lady Tigers
2:45) Waldron Bulldogs vs Mansfield Tigers
Monday, December 3rd
5:00) Ozark Lady Hillbillies vs Mt. Ida Lady Lions
6:15) Ozark Hillbillies vs Mt. Ida Lions
By Megan Hecox