For most high school students the two-week Christmas vacation is a time to relax, sleep in, spend time with friends and enjoy the holiday season with their families.
But for some area basketball teams they will be hard at work.
Despite it being Christmas week, some county high school hoop teams will be hitting the hardwood.
The highlight is this weekend at Chapmanville Regional High School as the Tigers are scheduled to host the annual Bob Runyon Memorial Tournament at the CRHS gym.
The first game is set for Friday as the homestanding Tigers (1-3) are slated to take on county rival Man (1-2) around 8:30 p.m. The opener at 6 p.m. pits the “two View’s” against each other — Mount View (2-0) and Pikeview (0-2).
The winners of the two games are scheduled to play in the championship game on Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. The two losers meet in the consolation game at 6 p.m.
Man and Chapmanville are then slated to play each other again on Jan. 2 at Man in the second of three scheduled meetings this season.
The Tigers lost a low-scoring affair, 32-29, last Friday night at home against Poca. Man’s game on Saturday night at home against Fayetteville was postponed.
The Chapmanville Regional girls also have holiday hoop action on Thursday as the Lady Tigers (4-2) are slated to travel to the Charleston Catholic Athletic Complex to take on Keyser at 3 p.m. in the Capital City Classic. Chapmanville’s game last Friday against Nicholas County at the Hoops Classic was cancelled due to snowy weather.
The Logan High School boys are also set to play this week as the Wildcats host Class AAA team George Washington on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Logan’s Willie Akers Arena. Logan is 2-3 heading into the game after last Saturday night’s 51-37 win over St. Albans in the George Washington Holiday Tournament.
The Man High School girls’ basketball team is scheduled to host Wahama on Friday night. The Lady Billies (3-2) rolled last week over Beckley Christian, 66-24, on the road.
One team — the Logan girls — are not scheduled to play any games over Christmas break. The Lady Cats (4-2) are slated to host Class AAA No. 1 Morgantown on Friday, Jan. 4.