Monteagle Elementary School hosted the MES Turkey Shoot-Out, a fifth and sixth grade invitational tournament the second week in November. The tournament welcomed Swiss Memorial, North, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee, Monteagle, Tracy City, Jasper, South Pittsburg, and Pelham schools. The tournament was a huge success, allowing the younger generation of upcoming basketball players to shine.
In the boys’ division, Jasper and South Pittsburg battled it out for first, with South Pittsburg beating Jasper after a hard fought game. In the girls’ division, North Elementary and South Pittsburg also had a tough game going back and forth, but North came through victorious in the end. All teams showed tremendous talent, proving that the local basketball programs have future players that will strengthen varsity teams.
Monteagle plans for this to become an annual event and hopes to welcome even more teams each year. Congratulations and great job to all of the players, parents, coaches, and fans for their hard work, determination, and great sportsmanship.