Hampton basketball tip-off signals season is near

Published 12:54 am Friday, November 12, 2021

BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR SPORTS EDITOR
ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com
With teams gathering from Class A, Class AA, and Class AAA for a series of 20-minute basketball contests, that could mean only one thing – basketball season is almost here.

Class A teams participating included North Greene, University High, Hampton, Unaka, and Cloudland. Happy Valley’s boys represented Class AA while Science Hill, Dobyns-Bennett, West Ridge, Crockett, and Boone all represented Class AAA.

Boy’s and girl’s teams were paired off for a 20-minute running clock except in the last minute as fans were able to get a glance at what their respective team might bring to the table this season.

The night also served as an opportunity for local media to sit down with head coaches with questions about their respective team for the upcoming season included potential starters, the team overall, and how each coach saw the season panning out in their respective league.

Team and individual photos were also taken.

The season will begin in earnest next week as teams throughout Northeast Tennessee will get their first taste of regular-season action.