Tourney begins Friday

Players from Northfield and Southwood's girls basketball teams battled for a rebound in a game earlier this month between the two schools. The teams will meet in opening round action of the Wabash County Tourney on Friday. Photos by Joseph Slacian

By Bill Barrows

The 2017 Wabash County Basketball Tourney will be at Wabash High School on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 29-30. The pairings for the entire first round of games pits the same schools against each other in both JV and varsity and in both girls and boys for the first time in recent memory.

At 9 a.m. Friday, Northfield faces Southwood in the girls JV tipoff. That will be followed at 10:30 a.m. by the Northfield boys JV taking on Southwood. At noon, Manchester and Wabash girls JV teams will play followed at 1:30 p.m. by the Manchester -Wabash boys JV contest.

At 3p.m., the varsity tourney begins as the Lady Knights of Southwood play the Lady Norse of Northfield. At 4:45 p.m., the Southwood boys face off against the Northfield boys. Back to the girls for the 6:30 p.m. game as Wabash takes on Manchester followed at 8:15 p.m. by the final game of the day as the same matchup plays out on the boy’s side. All eight of the first round games are at Coolman Gymnasium.

Saturday’s action gets underway at 10 a.m. with the girls JV championship game in Coolman, while the boys consolation is in the Wabash High School gym across the way. At 11:45 a.m., the boys JV championship game is played in Coolman while the girls consolation game is played at the high school.

Then starting at 3 p.m., the varsity girls consolation begins, as all varsity games will continue in Coolman Gym. At 4:45 p.m., the boys varsity consolation followed by the girls final game at 6:30 p.m. and the boys final at 8:30 p.m.

During the championship session on Saturday afternoon and evening, the Bill Rogge Sportsmanship Awards will be announced and the All-Tourney teams for both girls and boys handed out during breaks in the games. Tickets will be on sale at the door until the gym reaches full capacity. Wabash WebTV will be there to bring you all eight varsity games of the tourney.

Wabash WebTV will continue to bring you all of the action streaming over the internet each week during the high school basketball regular season so that those who cannot get to a game in-person, can watch the featured game. The Harness brothers, Rick and Tim, along with Jim Landrum, Chandler Jones and I will bring you all of the action for the upcoming season. Join us for all of it on Wabash WebTV.

Posted on 2017 Dec 26