A basketball festival will be held Saturday and Sunday as the 20th annual Wheeling Recreation Girls' High School Shootout gets under way.
A total of 80 games will be played over the two days, with teams from four states competing in four different pool divisions.
Representing Ohio are Bellaire, Bridgeport, Cleveland Select, St. Clairsville and St. John Central. Maryland is represented by Sorelle's, while Pennsylvania teams include Ringgold and Upper St. Clair. West Virginia has teams from John Marshall, Linsly, North Marion, University, Weir, Weirton Madonna, Wheeling Central and Wheeling Park entered.
THE 20th ANNUAL Wheeling Recreation Department’s Girls’ Basketball Shootout gets under way Saturday on the Linsly campus. Front row, from left, are Linsly’s Morgan Brunner, JJ Jackson and Ava Tennant; and Wheeling Central’s Emily Bucon and Colleen McCormick. Back row, from left, are Wheeling Park’s Kristen Slater, Emily Puskarich and Haley Robb; St. John Central’s Kristen Russell; and Bridgeport’s Nicole Smolenak, Kaitlyn Benda and Brittany Higgenbotham.
All contests will be played at The Linsly School's four courts: Main Court, Tartan Court, Old Gym (upstairs) and Paul Gym (small gym up the road).
All teams are guaranteed to play at least five games.
Some of the teams and players to watch include:
The Pools are:
A-Weirton Madonna, Ringgold, St. John Central and Wheeling Park
B-Bridgeport, Cleveland Select, Linsly and Upper St. Clair
C-Wheeling Central, St. Clairsville, University, Weir
D-Bellaire, John Marshall, North Marion, Sorrelle's
Saturday's schedule follows:
11 a.m. - Wheeling Park vs. Weirton Madonna
noon - St. Clairsville vs. University
1 p.m. - Linsly vs. Cleveland Select
2 p.m. - Wheeling Central vs. University
3 p.m. - Linsly vs. Bridgeport
4 p.m. - North Marion vs. Bellaire
11 a.m. - Ringgold vs. St. John Central
noon - Wheeling Central vs. Weir
1 p.m. - Wheeling Park vs. Ringgold
2 p.m. - Weir vs. St. Clairsville
3 p.m. - Upper St. Clair vs. Cleveland Select
4 p.m. - Sorrelle's vs. John Marshall
11 a.m. - Linsly vs. Upper St. Clair
noon - Bellaire vs. Sorrelle's
1 p.m. - St. John Central vs. Weirton Madonna
2 p.m. - North Marion vs. Sorrelle's
3 p.m. - Ringgold vs. Weirton Madonna
4 p.m. - St. Clairsville vs. Wheeling Central
11 a.m. -Cleveland Select vs. Bridgeport
noon - North Marion vs. John Marshall
1 p.m. - Upper St. Clair vs. Bridgeport
2 p.m. - John Marshall vs. Bellaire
3 p.m. - Wheeling Park vs. St. John Central
4 p.m. - University vs. Weir