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Ready for Hoops: Here’s a start

By Rich Rhoades

Another high school basketball season begins Friday night in District 9. A grand total of 57 — 28 boys and 29 girls — of the district’s 71 teams are in action with either a weekend tournament or single-game opener Friday night.

Here’s a look at where the teams are and when it all happens:

Tip-Off Tournament Schedule

(Friday pairings and times with Saturday schedule, if available, listed below)

BOYS

Non-League

Smethport at Ridgway

Cameron County at Kane

Moshannon Valley at Curwensville

Liberty at Galeton (District 4 team now playing in North Tier League)

TOURNAMENTS

Brookville Tournament

Union vs. Clarion-Limestone, 4:30 p.m.

Brookville vs. Brockway, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 3:30 p.m.; Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Cowanesque Valley Tournament

Oswayo Valley vs. Bucktail, 7 p.m.

Cowanesque Valley vs. Northern Potter, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 4:30 p.m.; Championship, 7:30 p.m.

DuBois Central Catholic Tournament

Johnsonburg vs. North Catholic, 6 p.m.

DuBois Central Catholic vs. St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy, 7:30 p.m.

East Forest Tournament

Tidioute Charter vs. West Forest, 6 p.m.

East Forest vs. Christian Life Academy, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 6 p.m.; Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Franklin Tournament

St. Marys vs. Warren, 5:30 p.m.

Franklin vs. Visionquest, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 5:30 p.m.; Championship, 8:30, p.m.

Keystone Tournament

DuBois vs. Knoch, 6:30 p.m.

Keystone vs. Venango Catholic, 8 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 6:30 p.m.; Championship, 8 p.m.

Marion Center Tournament

Punxsutawney vs. West Shamokin, 4:30 p.m.

A-C Valley vs. Marion Center, 9 p.m.

Mercer Tip-Off Tournament

Reynolds vs. North East, 6 p.m.

Moniteau vs. Mercer, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Reynolds vs. Moniteau, 6 p.m.

Mercer vs. North East, 7:30 p.m.

Portville Tournament

Port Allegany vs. Olean-Walsh, 6 p.m.

Portville vs. Bolivar-Richburg, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 12:30 p.m.; Championship, 3:30 p.m.

Olean Tournament

Bradford vs. Silver Creek N.Y., 6:30 p.m.

Olean N.Y. vs. Maple Grove N.Y., 8 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 1 p.m.; Championship, 2:30 p.m.

Portville Tournament

Port Allegany vs. Olean-Walsh, 6 p.m.

Portville vs. Bolivar-Richburg, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 12:30 p.m.; Championship, 3:30 p.m.

Rocky Grove Tournament

Cochranton vs. Cranberry, 5:30 p.m.

Maplewood vs. Rocky Grove, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 5:30 p.m.; Championship, 8:30 p.m.

Sheffield Tournament

Austin vs. Youngsville, 5:30 p.m.

Sheffield vs. Eisenhower, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 4:30 p.m.; Championship, 7:30 p.m.

GIRLS

ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN LEAGUE

Ridgway at Elk County Catholic

NON-LEAGUE

Cameron County at Johnsonburg

TOURNAMENTS

Brookville Tournament

Clarion-Limestone vs. North Clarion, 3 p.m.

Brookville vs. Clearfield, 6 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 2 p.m.; Championship, 5:30 p.m.

Brockway Tournament

DuBois vs. Redbank Valley, 6:30 p.m.

Brockway vs. A-C Valley, 8 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 2:30 p.m.; Championship, 4 p.m.

Bucktail Tournament

Williamson vs. Austin

Galeton vs. Bucktail

Cowanesque Valley Tournament

Northern Potter playing, more information needed

Franklin Tournament

Keystone vs. Kennedy Catholic, 4 p.m.

Franklin vs. St. Marys, 7 p.m.

Saturday; Consolation, 4 p.m.; Championship, 7 p.m.

Freeport Tournament

Karns City vs. Riverview, 6 p.m.

East Allegheny vs. Freeport, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 6 p.m.; Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Hollidaysburg Tournament

Bellwood-Antis vs. Blairsville, 6:30 p.m.

Bradford vs. Hollidaysburg, 8 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 6:30 p.m.; Championship, 8 p.m.

Kittanning Tournament

Hickory vs. Clarion, 3:30 p.m.

Philipsburg-Osceola vs. Kittanning, 6:30 p.m.

Marion Center Tournament

Punxsutawney vs. Westmont-Hilltop, 6 p.m.

West Shamokin vs. Marion Center, 7:30 p.m.

Mohawk Tournament

Wilmington vs. Shenango, 5 p.m.

Moniteau vs. Union-New Castle, 6:30 p.m.

Mercer vs. Mohawk, 8 p.m.

Oil City Tournament

Cranberry vs. Lakeview, 6:30 p.m.

North East vs. Oil City, 8 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 6:30 pm.; Championship, 8 p.m.

Penns Manor Tournament

Bishop Carroll vs. Conemaugh Township, 6:15 p.m.

DuBois Central Catholic vs. Penns Manor 8 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 6;15 p.m.; Championship, 8 p.m.

Portville Tournament

Thursday: Portville vs. West Valley, 6 p.m.

Friday: Smethport vs. Franklinville, 6 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 11 a.m.; Championship, 2 p.m.

Rocky Grove Tournament

Venango Catholic vs. Reynolds, 4 p.m.

Rocky Grove vs. West Forest, 7 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 4 p.m.; Championship, 7 p.m.

Sheffield Tournament

Sheffield vs. Youngsville, 4 p.m.

Eisenhower vs. Port Allegany, 7 p.m.

Saturday: Consolation, 3 p.m.; Championship, 7 p.m.

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