December 26, 2009


Local prep events slated

There is a limited amount of holiday tournament action as the New York State Public High School Athletic Association had schools cutback on the number of regular season games. With the required leagues games taking up nearly all the schedule, some schools have found a way to incorporate a league game with some tournament time.
Locally, Groton and Marathon girls have all done that as have the Homer Central and Cincinnatus boys on the basketball court. Dryden girls are also competing in the same tournament as Groton, but may not face each other.
Homer and Cincinnatus are both returning to the Fabius-Pompey Holiday Monday and Tuesday. The Trojans will meet Cazenovia in the 6 p.m. game Monday at the high school. Cincinnatus will follow at 8 p.m. against host Fabius-Pompey. The JVs teams play at the elementary school at the opposite times. Cincy JVs at 6 and Homer JVs at 8.
The varsity consolation and championship games take place Tuesday at the same times.
Marathon girls also begin tournament play Monday with their annual trip to the Bainbridge-Guilford Kazalski Holiday Tournament. The Olympians will play an IAC league game against Whitney Point in the first round at 3:45 p.m. Host Bainbridge-Guilford and Unatego meet each other in a Midstate Athletic Conference game at 7:45 p.m.
Tuesday has the consolation and championship varsity action at times to be determined.
Groton girls will also play in an IAC North Division game while competing in the Trumansburg Holiday Tournament Tuesday and Wednesday. The Indians meet host Trumansburg at 6:15 p.m. in the final game of Tuesday first round. It will be a league contest. Dryden girls face Corning East in the other first-round game Tuesday, tipping off at 4:30 p.m.
The varsity consolation game is slated for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday with the varsity championship game to follow.
Cortland-Homer will host its annual Holiday Tournament Monday and Tuesday. The Golden Eagles, ranked seventh in the state among Division II teams this week, will face Section 6’s Frontier Central, the fourth-ranked team in the state Division I poll and the defending tournament champion, at 8 p.m. Monday after Cazenovia and Auburn get things started at 5:30 p.m. The consolation game will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by the championship game at 8 p.m.