The 2016 – 2017 Cherokee County School District middle school basketball season is set to open on Friday, November 4th at our middle schools across the county in what promises to be another exciting and action packed season! As a great source of pride in our communities, this season will continue our tradition of quality competition, outstanding success, and sportsmanship. Our school district provides our middle school student athletes with some of the best coaching, equipment, facilities, and support available. In addition, coaches and student athletes are held to high expectations of sportsmanship and fair play.
The basketball programs at our middle schools operate as an extension of the school curriculum, where participants develop essential qualities and skills that will contribute to future success. Studies have shown that participation in middle school athletics has positive effects on school performance, while promoting success later in life. Our student athletes are provided strong foundations and lessons via teamwork, self-confidence, competition, responsibility, sportsmanship, self-discipline, leadership, and dealing with both victory and defeat. In addition, we hope to have a positive impact on the physical, emotional, and social well-being of all of our student athletes.
After opening in November and continuing through January, the season will conclude with the championship tournament during the first week of February. Ticket prices will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students, with games being played on Monday and Friday nights. Monday evening games will be held at the two competing schools, with each school hosting two games each, boys at one school and girls at the other. Friday evening games will be held in one location as all teams (7th girls and boys/8th girls and boys) play together at the host middle school in what is always an exciting four game evening. Games will typically begin at either 4:30 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. depending on travel and release times; check your school’s website for more detailed information.
Last season was filled with action, culminating in four exciting championship games that saw three schools collect championship trophies. Woodstock Middle School captured the 7th grade girls’ championship, while Creekland Middle School seized the 8th grade girls’ championship. On the boys’ side, Teasley Middle School took home both the 7th and 8th grade boys’ championships. Can these teams win titles again, or will there be new champions crowned this season? We look forward to you joining us this season as we support our local middle schools, communities, and amazing student athletes here in Cherokee County. Let the games begin!