Arnold Chritmas tourney starts next week

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla- Among the area basketball programs hosting big Holiday Tournaments next week is Arnold, and here's what that's all about.

"The 6th annual Area Glass Marlins Christmas Classic, in past years we've only had 8 boys teams." Arnold assistant coach Rich Blaho said. "This year we've bumped the tournament up to where we're gonna include girls as well. This year we've got teams coming from Virginia, Kentucky, Florida, Georgia are gonna be participating in the tournament. The other thing we're gonna do this is a little bit unique with the tournament, we've got a skills competition on Monday night at 6 o'clock. We're gonna have a 3 point shooting contest for the boys, a 3 point shooting contest for the girls and a combined shooting contest. And that event is gonna be free to the public."

The host team goes into that tourney with a 5-5 record. Graceville, and defending champ Niceville the other area boys teams playing in this. Mosley, Rutherford and Niceville among the area girls teams taking part. Those games at Arnold begin Tuesday with the finals set for Thursday night.

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