If basketball is your game, then the Dag Sports Complex is where you will want to be over the weekend as the annual Tamale Shootout is set to kickoff on Thursday at 8am with tip offs taking place in the five gyms at the Dag, the two Junior high gyms, and the high school PE gym.
A reported 95 teams will converge on Denver City to take part in one of the largest and most competitive tournaments in West Texas and on the South Plains. These 95 teams will include boys and girls Varsity, Junior Varsity, and 9th grade teams.
The varsity girls will take part in Pool play with each team trying to make it to the Championship bracket on Saturday. In Pool A will be Denver City, Crane, and TLCA; Pool B will consist of Kermit, Big Spring, and Morton; Pool C will feature Odessa High, Littlefield, and Presidio; and Pool D will be Lovington, Seagraves, and Midland Classical. Each Pool will be round robin play with Pool winners determined by wins, points allowed, and points scored.
The Fillies will play their first game at 12:30 against Crane in the Main gym at the Dag.
The Junior Varsity will be bracket play also with an 8am start time. Seminole will start play against Lovington, Brownfield will play the winner of that game at 11am, Andrews and Kermit are set to start at 12 noon, Levelland will play Lubbock Monterey at 12:30, Crane will take on Big Spring at 5pm, Presidio will play Lamesa at 9:30, Denver City will play the winner of that game at 3:30, Seagraves and Littlefield will battle at 6:30pm, Midland Lee will tackle Odessa High at 3:30pm, and Monahans will take on Abernathy at 6:30pm.
All of the JV games will be played at the Junior High South Gym, the high school PE gym, and on Court 1 of the Dag.
The 9th grade will also play bracket play. Levelland will start play against Crane at 12:30, Littlefield will play Andrews at 2pm, Shallowater will take on Seminole at 3:30, Denver City will face Kermit at 8am, Abernathy plays Monahans at 9:30am, and Brownfield will play Plains JV at 11am.
These games will be played at the junior high south gym.
On the boys side those teams will also be playing bracket play. Littlefield and Crane will get things going at 8am, Monahans will take on Levelland at 9:30am, Midland Classical will play Big Spring at 11am, Seagraves will tackle Muleshoe at 12:30, Lovington will play Presidio at 3:30pm, Midland JV will play Kermit at 2pm, and Denver City will face off against Midland TLCA at 8pm.
All of these games will be played on the main floor at the Dag.
In the Junior Varsity division Brownfield and Andrews will start at 8am, Shallowater will take on Littlefield at 9:30, Midland Lee and Crane will play at 11am, Monahans and Lovington are set to get started at 12:30, Levelland will face Big Spring at 2pm, Odessa 9th grade will take on Kermit at 3:30pm, Midland TLCA will play Presidio at 6:30pm, and Denver City will play Muleshoe at 5pm.
The Junior Varsity games will be played on the Southeast court at the Dag.
The 9th grade will also be playing bracket play. Seagraves JV will take on Odessa High 9th grade at 8am, Brownfield will play Andrews at 9:30am, Littlefield will play Greenwood at 11am, Monahans will play Levelland at 12:30, Big Spring takes on Midland Lee at 2, Compass is set to play Crane at 5pm, Plains JV will play Kermit at 6:30, and Denver City will play Muleshoe at 3:30.
These games will be played the Junior High North Gym, and the High School PE gym.
Once again, this tournament will be a good building block for all the teams involved. Come early and stay late and get your fill of West Texas basketball.