Pacer teams continue in holiday tourneys

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The upcoming New Year’s holiday will be a busy one for the Switzerland County Lady Pacer and Pacer basketball teams; as both squads will be participating in tournaments.

– The boys varsity team will compete for the first time in the “Union County Boys Basketball Holiday Tournament” in Liberty, Indiana, tomorrow (Friday), January 2nd and Saturday, January 3rd.

Tomorrow, Switzerland County will play two games, both at Union County High School.

The Pacers will play Horizon Christian at 2 p.m.; which will follow the noon game featuring Union County and Fall Creek Academy.

The losers of the two games will then play at 6 p.m.; and the winners of the two afternoon games will play at 8 p.m.

Also on Friday at Union County Middle School, Franklin County will play Irvington Community at noon; and Guerin Catholic will play Edinburgh at 2 p.m.

As with the games at the high school, the losers of the two games will then play at 6 p.m.; and the winners of the two afternoon games will play at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, all games will be played at Union County High School. The seventh place game (the losing teams from tomorrow’s 6 p.m. games) will be held at 2 p.m.; while the fifth place game (the winning teams from tomorrow’s 6 p.m. games) will be played at 4 p.m.

The third place game (the losing teams from tomorrow’s 8 p.m. games) will begin at 6 p.m.; and the tournament will conclude with the championship game beginning at 8 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the door for both sessions.

– Both the girls and boys teams will again compete in the Rivertown Classic Tournament being held at South Dearborn High School next week, January 7th-10th.

On Wednesday, January 7th; the tournament will open at 6 p.m. with a girls game featuring Rising Sun and South Dearborn. That will be followed by the Lady Pacers playing Lawrenceburg at approximately 7:30 p.m.; and the Switzerland County band will be playing during that game.

On Thursday, January 8th, the boys tournament will get underway; and again Rising Sun will play South Dearborn in the first game at 6 p.m.; followed by Switzerland County and Lawrenceburg in the second contest of the evening.

Friday night will feature the two consolation games, for girls and boys teams; with the girls game beginning at 6 p.m. Friday will also be the night for the cheerleader competition, with the Switzerland County varsity squad competing.

The cheerleader competition will be held between games; with the winners being announced at halftime of the second game.

Saturday night is Championship Night, and the girls title tilt will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the boys championship game.

The winning cheerleading squad and the runner up squad will perform between the games.

Tournament tickets are $10; or each session is available at the door for $5 each night.