The Athletic Department of DuBois Central Catholic has announced the teams competing in the 29th Annual Father Gregory Leopold 8th Grade Girls’ Basketball Tournament, taking place in the “House of Noise” on Friday, October 23, and Saturday, October 24.
Participating teams are the Lady Raiders of Brookville, Lady Chucks of Punxsutawney, Lady Owls of Bradford, Lady Elkers of Ridgway, Lady Beavers of DuBois, St. Stephen’s Knights of Oil City, Lady Tide of Curwensville, and the host Lady Cardinals.
The tourney will run Friday evening and all day Saturday in Central’s gym. Play begins Friday night at 4 pm, with games to follow. Play resumes at 9:00 am on Saturday morning. Games will run throughout the day on Saturday, culminating with the Championship game. Team trophies for the top three places will be given at the conclusion of the championship game.
“Certainly, there is a tradition of a high quality of play and caliber of players participating in this yearly tournament,” says DCC Athletic Director, Ricky Martini.
The tournament is organized by the DCC Athletic Department with the support of the Cardinal Club. Teams entering the tourney come from a 50 mile radius of DuBois.
The tourney is hosted each fall in memory of the late Reverend Father Gregory Leopold, a teacher and avid supporter of student athletics at DuBois Central prior to his death in an automobile accident in 1984.
The tournament is open to the public. Activities will include a concession stand. There will be Day Passes and Weekend Passes sold at the door.