May 16, 2013
As the school year winds down and the sports season comes to a close, plans for the 9th annual High School Holiday Hoops are gearing up for another outstanding event at the end of the year. A total of 46 high schools from throughout Missouri are contracted at this time with a total of 89 teams scheduled to participate. A ten-day program is scheduled with games set to tip off on December 20th and 21st and then resuming on December 26 through the 28th. Games will continue on December 30-31 and conclude with games in January, 2014 on the 2-3 and 4th.
New schools entered this year come from Bevier, King City, Mound City, North Platte of Dearborn, Pattonsburg and Plattsburg with first time appearances from the Lathrop girls, the Lawson boys, and the consolidation of Ridgeway and Cainsville into what is now known as East Harrison High School.
Additional teams may be added as the scheduling is completed for the annual event.
The steering committee has been working since the conclusion of last year’s Hoops to bring about games among the best high schools and teams travelling the greatest distance will once again come from Warrenton, just west of St. Louis and newcomers Mound City and King City from far northwest Missouri.
Sponsored by the North Central Missouri College Foundation, the 2013 shoot-out will be directed by Steve Maxey with committee members Allen Berry, Steve Busch, Teresa Cross, Ron Dougan, Dwight Griffin, Wendell Lenhart, Kris Ockenfels, Steve Ockenfels, Steve Perry, Brad Tolson, Don Warren, Scott Wilson, and Brent Wyant sharing the administrative roles.
May 15, 2013
The Warrenton Warriors earned the 2012 Sportsmanship Award among boys’ teams in last year’s High School Holiday Hoops. Shown receiving the award at a meeting of the Warrenton Board of Education recently were Warrior Coach Trevor Hibbs, Holiday Hoops Director Steve Maxey and Brandon Moeller, representing the Warrenton Basketball Team.
April 30, 2013
The Brashear Lady Tigers were recently chosen to receive the 2012 Sportsmanship Award by the North Central Missouri College Foundation in Trenton. As participants at Holiday Hoops, the Lady Tigers were honored this week at the school awards banquet and presented with a placque in recognition of their award. Chosen from over 45 teams, the Lady Tigers and Coach Justine Bane were recognized by Hoops committee members Ron Dougan and Steve Perry. Holiday Hoops is now the largest high school holiday.
March 30, 2013
Friends, as we approach the 9th annual High School Holiday Hoops, we've entered the age of technology. Although it is merely a start, Holiday Hoops finally has a facebook page, www.facebook.com/ncmcholidayhoops. We hope that you will check it out, provide us with feedback and allow us to use this tool in not only marketing the event but keeping coaches, players and the community aware of the exciting developments occuring with High School Holiday Hoops. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can improve and remember, it is just a start. Thanks for your continued support of Holiday Hoops and North Central Missouri College.