The Preseason Tourneys Begin
Most high school winter sports teams held tryouts earlier in the week and now it's time for teams to compete in some preseason tournaments.
For basketball buffs, one of the biggest exhibition events is the Capital City Tip Off at the Augusta Civic Center. 12 teams will play today starting at 9am. Boys teams include Bangor, MDI, Foxcroft, Portland, Gardiner, South Portland, WIndham and Messalonskee.
The Hampden Academy girls hoops team is hosting the First Look Tourney on Saturday. Hermon, Central, Sumner, Caribou, Camden Hills, Ellsworth. Foxcroft and Ocearnside are among the teams competing in this event.
Lawrence HIgh Schools girls hoops is hosting the Bulldog Classic on Saturday. Bangor, Messalonskee, John Bapst, Brunswick, MCI and Skowhegan are among the teams in this event.
One of the big high school hockey preseason events is being hosted by John Bapst High School at Sawyer Arena in Bangor. A dozen teams will play throughout today and tomorrow. Bapst, Bangor, Brewer, Camden Hills, Hampden, Old Town-Orono, Houlton-Hodgdon and Presque Isle among the teams competing.
NOTE: The regular season opening night for high school basketball and hockey is Friday, December 9th. Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket and 929theticket.com has an extensive schedule of broadcasts beginning December 9th.