The Christmas presents are all unwrapped. Now it’s time to enjoy some Holiday Hoopla.
At Erie: The Bureau Valley boys and girls teams will get underway Thursday in the Warkins Memorial Classic at Erie. The BV boys (6-5) get things started with Stockton at 10 a.m., take a small break and come back vs. Orion at 1 p.m. The Storm will also play Mercer County at 7 p.m. Friday and Peoria Heights at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
The BV girls team (4-6) await an 8:30 a.m. tip with Rockridge. The Storm will also play Ridgewood at 10 a.m. Friday, Stockton at 2:30 p.m. Friday and Monmouth-Roseville at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
At Marseilles: Defending champ Putnam County (8-1) takes the No. 1 seed into tournament play against Leland/Earlville at 5 p.m. Thursday.
The Hall Red Devils, fresh off their own crown at the Colmone Classic, will meet Serena at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
LaMoille/Ohio opens vs. No. 2 Dwight at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
At Princeville: Top-seeded Henry (10-0) opens at 6:30 p.m. Thursday vs. No. 7 North Fulton in the 86th annual Princeville Holiday Tournament. No. 6 DePue squares off vs. No. 3 Galva at 2 p.m. Thursday.
At Prophetstown: The Hall girls will start up their Holiday Hoopla at Prophetstown at 1:30 p.m. Thursday vs. LaSalle-Peru. The Lady Devils (3-7) will also face Hinckley-Big Rock and Riverdale in pool play.
Other teams in the field include the host Lady Prophets, the defending champion who sports a 10-2 record and stands 4-0 atop the Three Rivers North.
Notes: Princeton almunus and former assistant coach Chris Waca sat on the opposing bench for Plano when the Tigers faced the Reapers at the Plano Christmas Classic. Waca, a 1991 PHS grad, is a freshmen boys coach for Plano.