Marlins, Other Area Teams Set to Host Hoops Tourneys

Panama City Beach, FL---Vernon, Chipley, Bay and Arnold all hosting tournaments that begin Thursday.

The Marlin Christmas Classic hosting 16 teams, 8 boy's, 8 girl's squads. Wednesday night the opening ceremonies and a skills competition at the Arnold gym.

Players going through dribbling, ball handling and shooting skills in a timed environment.

As for the games of the "Classic", on the boys side, along with local squads Arnold and Niceville, they have teams from Wren South Carolina, Meade County Kentucky, Marshall County and Franklin Tennessee, Starr's Mill Georgia, South Alabama.

A few of those schools bringing their girl's teams, there are also girl's squads from Lake Mary and Crystal River Florida.

The games begin Thursday morning at 8:45, they'll rotate girl's and boy's games, with Niceville eventually facing Marshall County at 6, Arnold taking on Meade County at 7:30.

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