Valley Forge Auction Thanksgiving Tournament set to showcase intense basketball battles

Published 10:39 am Friday, November 17, 2023

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The Valley Forge Auction Thanksgiving Tournament 2023 promises an exciting showcase of high school basketball action, adhering to NFHS/TSSAA rules. The tournament, slated to commence with intense matchups, guarantees an engaging experience for both players and spectators alike.

Hosted at Happy Valley High School, teams taking the court will follow specific guidelines: the first-listed teams will assume the role of the home team, donning light uniforms and positioned on the right side facing the scorekeeper. Essential amenities, such as basketballs and water, will be provided, ensuring a smooth and well-equipped tournament environment.

The event will boast a professional setup featuring an official bookkeeper, team introductions with PA announcements, and the allocation of T-shirts for all varsity players and coaches. A dedicated hospitality room will cater to the comfort of coaches and administrators throughout the tournament.

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Admission to witness the thrilling games is set at $7 for adults, $4 for students (with pre-school attendees admitted for free). For avid enthusiasts, tournament passes priced at $20 for four sessions will be available, offering a comprehensive experience of the competition.

Moreover, the tournament extends a warm welcome to cheerleaders in uniform and honors TSSAA and TACA passes exclusively. Games will strictly adhere to scheduled start times, allowing for a 10-minute warm-up preceding each match, with 7-minute halftime intervals.

Practical information for attendees includes designated bus parking at the rear of the building, with the entrance situated at the front. The gate opens one hour before the first game to accommodate eager fans and enthusiasts.

For additional inquiries or details, interested parties can reach out to Dana Hill at 423-512-0831 or Rik Anderson at 423-957-0489.

The tournament organizers anticipate an electrifying display of talent, camaraderie, and spirited competition throughout the Valley Forge Auction Thanksgiving Tournament, providing an exciting celebration of high school basketball prowess.



Wednesday, November 22nd  

1:00 Volunteer vs Hampton (Junior Varsity Game, 7 minute quarters)

2:00 Happy Valley vs Cloudland (Junior Varsity Game, 7 minute quarters)

3:30 Hampton vs Tri-Cities Christian  

5:00 Unaka vs Volunteer  

6:30 Cloudland vs Cedarview    

8:00 Happy Valley vs Twin Springs  


Friday, November 24th  

1:00 Volunteer vs Cloudland (Junior Varsity Game, 7 minute quarters)

2:00 Happy Valley vs Hampton (Junior Varsity Game, 7 minute quarters)

3:30 Unaka vs Twin Springs  

5:00 Cloudland vs Tri-cities Christian  

6:30 Hampton vs Volunteer  

8:00 Happy Valley vs Cedarview  


Saturday, November 25th  

11:00 Unaka vs Tri-Cites Christain  

12:30 Hampton vs Cedarview  

2:00 Cloudland vs Volunteer  



5:00 Red Game Red  

6:30 White Game               White  

8:00 Blue Game Blue