Hawks to host preseason hoops tourney

HODGDON, Maine — With the start of the regular season still a few weeks away, basketball fans will get a sneak peek at some of the local hoop squads as Hodgdon Middle-High School will once again host a preseason tournament. 

The annual Hodgdon Pre-Season Tournament has become a staple of the post-Thanksgiving Day holiday, with teams traveling from around the region to participate in the two-day event.

This year, squads from Woodland, Shead, Katahdin. Greater Houlton Christian Academy and Southern Aroostook will join Hodgdon for the tourney.

Games will include two 20-minute halves, using the “running time” format, which means the clock does not stop in order to make sure the games finish in the one-hour time slot. In the final two minutes of the second half, regular clock stoppage will be observed. Each team will have a 10-minute warmup period, and there will be a five-minute halftime break.

The schedule for games is as follows:

Friday, Nov. 25 — Woodland girls vs. SA, 9 a.m.; Woodland boys vs. SA, 10 a.m.; Woodland girls vs. Katahdin, 11 a.m.; Woodland boys vs GHCA, noon; Shead girls vs. SA, 1 p.m.; Shead boys vs SA, 2 p.m.; Shead girls vs. Katahdin, 3 p.m.; Shead boys vs. GHCA, 4 p.m.; Hodgdon girls vs Katahdin, 5 p.m.; Hodgdon boys vs. GHCA, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 26 — Hodgdon girls vs. SA, 9 a.m.; Hodgdon boys vs. SA, 10 a.m.; Katahdin girls vs. SA, 11 a.m.; GHCA boys vs. SA, noon; Hodgdon girls vs. Shead, 1 p.m.; Hodgdon boys vs. Shead, 2 p.m.; Woodland girls vs. Shead, 3 p.m.; Woodland boys vs. Shead, 4 p.m.; Woodland girls vs. Hodgdon, 5 p.m.; and Woodland boys vs. Hodgdon, 6 p.m.

The cost is $5 for adults and $2 for students, which is good for the entire day of basketball. A wide variety of concessions also will be sold by the school’s booster club.

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