Bay and other area teams set to host hoops tournaments

It is a big few days and nights ahead for some area basketball teams, as they get set to host holiday tournaments.

One of those programs is the Bay Tornadoes.

Coach Grady and the folks there hosting the 18th annual Barnstorm Classic with 8 teams from our area and beyond.

"This year we've got heavy Florida and Alabama teams. The local teams, Bay High School. And then we have our archrivals from across town, Mosley Dolphins. Then we have Holmes County and Port St. Joe. Milton's coming. And then we have three Alabama teams. Each state has a unique style of basketball, so the tournament gives us the chance to play different styles that sometimes we don't see."

The games begin at 3 o'clock Thursday, St. Joe faces Scottsboro at 4:30, Mosley takes on Pleasant Grove at 6 and the host team takes on Holmes at 7:30. This a three day event that will play towards a tournament champ, with the title game Saturday night at 7:30.

Also starting Thursday, Arnold's "Visit Panama City Beach Christmas Classic" Bozeman's 2nd annual Christmas Shootout and Grand Ridge hosting Ocheesee Shootout. The first day schedules for these tournaments are below.

Bozeman Christmas Shootout
1:30 Chipley vs. Bozeman (JV)
2.30 Crossroads Academy vs. Wewahitchka
4.00 Vernon vs. Ponce De Leon
5:30 South Walton vs. Chipley
7:00 North Bay Haven vs. Bozeman

Arnold Visit Panama City Beach Classic
2:25 Arnold vs. Warren, TN (Girls)
7:25 Arnold vs. South Plaquemines, LA (Boys)

Grand Ridge "Ocheeasee Shootout"
3:00 Gadsden vs. Paxton
4:30 Sneads vs. Malone
6:00 Seminole vs. Godby
7:30 Cottondale vs. Lighthouse