Area basketball tourneys start Thursday

The high school basketball tournament season begins Thursday for several Nolan County teams, and two of them — the Blackwell boys and girls — will be hosting their annual Oak Creek Classic. Highland, which goes to Bronte’s tourney this week, hosts its annual tournament next week.COAHOMATOURNAMENT(Sweetwater varsity boys)THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE1:30 p.m. — Wall vs. Stanton (Game 1)3 p.m. — Midland High JV vs. Jim Ned (Game 2)6 p.m. — Seminole JV vs. Sweetwater (Game 3)7:30 p.m. — Big Spring JV vs. Coahoma (Game 4)FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE10 a.m. — Wall-Stanton loser vs. Midland High JV-Jim Ned loser (Game 5)11:30 a.m. — Seminole JV-Sweetwater loser vs. Big Spring JV-Coahoma loser (Game 6)5 p.m. — Wall-Stanton winner vs. Midland High JV-Jim Ned winner (Game 7)6:30 p.m. — Seminole JV-Sweetwater winner vs. Big Spring JV-Coahoma winner (Game 8)SATURDAY’S SCHEDULENoon — Game 5 loser vs. Game 6 loser (Game 9)CONSOLATION3 p.m. — Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner (Game 10)THIRD PLACE4:30 p.m. — Game 7 loser vs. Game 8 loser (Game 11)CHAMPIONSHIP6 p.m. — Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner (Game 12)BALLINGERTOURNAMENT(Sweetwater varsity girls)THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE9 a.m. — Goldthwaite vs. Abilene High JV (Game 1)10:30 a.m. — Winters vs. Sweetwater (Game 2)Noon — Hawley vs. Ballinger (Game 3)1:30 p.m. — Sonora vs. Coleman (Game 4)3 p.m. — Christoval vs. Big Lake (Game 5)6 p.m. — Hawley-Ballinger winner vs. Winters-Sweetwater winner (Game 6)FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE9 a.m. — Christoval-Big Lake loser vs. Game 6 loser (Game 7)10:30 a.m. — Hawley-Ballinger loser vs. Winters-Sweetwater loser (Game 8)1:30 p.m. — Goldthwaite-Abilene High JV loser vs. Sonora-Coleman loser (Game 9)4:30 p.m. — Game 8 winner vs. Game 7 winner6 p.m. — Game 6 winner vs. Game 5 winner7:30 p.m. — Game 1 winner vs. Game 4 winner JAYTON TOURNAMENT(Sweetwater JV, freshman boys)THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE11 a.m. — Haskell vs. Spur (Game 1)12:15 p.m. — Sweetwater White (freshmen) vs. Cros-byton (Game 2)1:30 p.m. — Albany vs. Sweetwater Red (JV) (Game 3)2:45 p.m. — Stanford Blue vs. Breckenridge White (Game 4)4 p.m. — Stamford White vs. Breckenridge Green (Game 5)5:15 p.m. — Colorado City vs. Sundown (Game 6)6:30 p.m. — Knox City vs. Merkel (Game 7)7:45 p.m. — Hamlin vs. Jayton (Game 8)FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE11 a.m. — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser (Game 9)12:15 p.m. — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser (Game 10)1:30 p.m. — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner (Game 11)2:45 p.m. — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner (Game 12)4 p.m. — Game 5 loser vs. Game 6 loser (Game 13)5:15 p.m. — Game 7 loser vs. Game 8 loser (Game 14)6:30 p.m. — Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner (Game 15)7:45 p.m. — Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner (Game 16)BLACKWELLOAK CREEK CLASSIC(Blackwell and Roscoeboys and girls)THURSDAY’S SCHEDULEGIRLS9 a.m. — Panther Creek vs. Westbrook (Game 1)Noon — TLC vs. Roscoe (Game 2)3 p.m. — Hermleigh vs. Mullin (Game 3)6 p.m. — Trent vs. Blackwell (Game 4)BOYS10:30 a.m. — Panther Creek vs. Westbrook (Game 1)1:30 p.m. — TLC vs. Roscoe (Game 2)4:30 p.m. — Hermleigh vs. Mullin (Game 3)7:30 p.m. — Trent vs. Blackwell (Game 4)FRIDAY’S SCHEDULEGIRLS9 a.m. — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser (Game 5)Noon — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser (Game 6)3 p.m. — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner (Game 7)6 p.m. — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner (Game 8)BOYS10:30 a.m.— Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser (Game 5)1:30 p.m. — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser (Game 6)4:30 p.m. — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner (Game 7)7:30 p.m. — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner (Game 8)SATURDAY’S SCHEDULEGIRLSCONSOLATION9 a.m. — Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner (Game 9)THIRD PLACENoon — Game 7 loser vs. Game 8 loser (Game 10)CHAMPIONSHIP3 p.m. — Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner (Game 11)BOYSCONSOLATION10:30 a.m. — Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner (Game 9)THIRD PLACE1:30 p.m. — Game 7 loser vs. Game 8 loser (Game 10)CHAMPIONSHIP4:30 p.m. — Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner (Game 11)BRONTE TOURNAMENT(Highland boys and girls)THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE* POOL PLAY10 a.m. — Bronte vs. Highland (girls)11:30 a.m. — Bronte vs. Highland (boys)1:30 p.m. — Highland vs. Ropes (girls)3 p.m. — Highland vs. Ropes (boys)* Highland pool playschedules only