The elementary basketball season is set to tip off next Thursday, October 4. The league, which has been known as the Big 8 Conference since the 1972 – 1973 season, will open its 47th year under this title the earliest ever.
The North Lady Warriors and the Swiss Memorial Wildcats are the defending champions of the Big 8 Conference and Tournament. The schedule is set up this year to predominantly play one game a week.
There will be a jamboree this Saturday at Grundy County High School. Games that will be played on October 4 are: Tracy at Monteagle, Pelham at SAS, Coalmont at North, and Swiss at Palmer.