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Click the play video icon to see tournament previews of three different holiday high school basketball events in our area this week.


Leon Brogden Holiday Tournament
Unless noted the games at the Brogden Tournament will be played at UNCW’s Trask Coliseum

Thursday, December 26


Laney vs. Millbrook, 1:30 p.m.

New Hanover vs. East Carteret, 4:30 p.m.

Hoggard vs. Southside (SC) 6 p.m. (Hanover Hall)

Ashley vs. Miami Senior (FL), 7:30 p.m.


Laney vs. Millbrook, noon

New Hanover vs. Kinston, 3 p.m.

Hoggard vs. Havelock 4:30 p.m. (Hanover Hall)

Ashley vs. Tuscarora (VA), 6 p.m.

Frdiay, December 27


Hoggard loser vs. Laney loser, 1:30 p.m.

Hoggard winner vs. Laney winner, 4:30 p.m.

New Hanover loser vs. Ashley loser, 6 p.m. (Hanover Hall)

New Hanover winner vs. Ashley winner, 7:30 p.m.


Hoggard loser vs. Laney loser, noon

Hoggard winner vs. Laney winner, 3 p.m.

New Hanover loser vs. Ashley loser, 4:30 p.m. (Hanover Hall)

New Hanover winner vs. Ashley winner, 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 28


7th place game, noon (Hanover Hall)

5th place game, 1:30 p.m.

3rd place game, 4:30 p.m.

Championship game, 7:30 p.m.


5th place game, noon

7th place game, 1:30 p.m. (Hanover Hall)

3rd place game, 3 p.m.

Championship game, 6 p.m.


Nathan Gay Holiday Tournament
All games will be played at Union High School in Sampson County

Friday, December 27
3:00 East Bladen girls vs. Triton
4:30 Union girls vs. Lakewood
6:00 East Bladen boys vs. Triton
7:30 Union boys vs. Lakewood

Saturday, December 28
3:00 Girls Consolation Game
4:30 Boys Consolation Game
6:00 Girls Championship Game
7:30 Boys Championship Game


Woodmen of the World Christmas Tournament
All games will be played at West Bladen High School

Friday, December 27

2pm Game 1 South Columbus vs South Brunswick
4pm Game 2 North Brunswick vs Fairmont
6pm Game 3 Southern Lee vs Whiteville
8pm Game 4 Scotland vs West Bladen

Saturday, December 28

2pm Game 5 Loser G2 vs Loser G3
4pm Game 6 Loser G4 vs Loser G1
6pm Game 7 Winner G3 vs Winner G2
8pm Game 8 Winner G4 vs Winner G1

Monday, December 30

2pm 7th place game
4pm 5th place game
6pm 3rd place game
8pm Championship game

DUBLIN, NC (RELEASE) — West Bladen would like to formally announce that the second annual Woodmen of the World Christmas Tournament will be held at West Bladen High School on December 27, 28 and 30. The boy’s tournament will consist of Scotland, Fairmont, Whiteville, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, Southern Lee, South Columbus, and host West Bladen.

West Bladen boys basketball Coach Travis Pait has this to say about the event. “We are again happy to be hosting this event. We have expanded to a three day tournament and believe this will be an unbelievable three days. The seven teams that will be joining us are all well coached and will certainly be contenders in their respective leagues. The level of competition will certainly help prepare all of the participants for conference play. We would like to thank Mr. Joe Walters and Woodmen of the World for their participation as title sponsors of this event. Woodmen is such a great organization who are always trying to give back to the community.”

Woodmen of the World state manager Joe Walters had this to say: “Woodmen of the World is very excited to be involved with an event like this that benefits so many young people. All of the communities involved have a high rate of Woodmen members, which makes this a great venue for us to continue to actively strengthen our communities. We have for a long time seen the value of team sports on our young people. Many lessons are taught and learned during this time in our youth’s lives and Woodmen wants to be part of this process. We believe that this tournament gives us the chance to do just that.”

Woodmen of the World is a fraternal benefit society dedicated to protecting its members and strengthening its communities. Woodmen of the World has been working with young people for more than one hundred years. All though the world has changed dramatically during the past century, the basic core of our basic youth activities has remained the same; it’s all about helping kids grow up to be and do their best.
Admission is five dollars for everyone with no passes out. Concessions will be available. An i-pad will be given away at the tournament as well. The tournament schedule is posted above this news release.

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