Basketball tournament season begins Thursday

With the month of Dec-ember almost here, the basketball tournament season is set to arrive as several Nolan County high school teams compete in three-day events starting Thursday.The Sweetwater girls and boys are in Ballinger, while Blackwell hosts its annual Oak Creek Classic. Highland’s varsity boys and JV girls are also in Blackwell’s tournament, while the Highland varsity girls are going to Bronte.Here are the area tournament schedules: BALLINGER TOURNAMENT(Sweetwater girls)THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE10:30 a.m. — Clyde vs. BallingerNoon — Sweetwater vs. Abilene JV1:30 p.m. — Merkel vs. Llano3 p.m. — Sweetwater vs. Haw-ley4:30 p.m. — Abilene JV vs. Llano6 p.m. — Merkel vs. BallingerFRIDAY’S SCHEDULE10:30 a.m. — Merkel vs. Sweet-waterNoon — Llano vs. Hawley1:30 p.m. — Abilene JV vs. Ballinger3 p.m. — Sweetwater vs. Clyde4:30 p.m. — Abilene JV vs. Merkel6 p.m. — Hawley vs. Ballinger6 p.m. — Llano vs. ClydeSATURDAY’S SCHEDULE10:30 a.m. — Hawley vs. MerkelNoon — Llano vs. Sweetwater1:30 p.m. — Clyde vs. Abilene JV3 p.m. — Sweetwater vs. Ballin-ger4:30 p.m. — Clyde vs. Merkel6 p.m. — Abilene JV vs. Hawley6 p.m. — Llano vs. Ballinger BALLINGER TOURNAMENT(Sweetwater boys)THURSDAY’S SCHEDULENoon — Jim Ned vs. Central JV (Game 1)1:30 p.m. — Bangs vs. Clyde (Game 2)4:30 p.m. — Hawley vs. Sweet-water (Game 3)7:30 p.m. — Anson vs. Ballinger (Game 4)FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE3 p.m. — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner (Game 5)4:30 p.m. — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser (Game 6)6 p.m. — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser (Game 7)7:30 p.m. — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner (Game 8)SATURDAY’S SCHEDULEGuarantee Game10:30 a.m. — Game 7 loser vs. 6 loserConsolation1:30 p.m. — Game 7 winner vs. Game 6 winnerThird Place4:30 p.m. — Game 5 lower vs. Game 8 loserChampionship7:30 p.m. — Game 5 winner vs. Game 8 winnerROBERT LEE TOURNAMENT(Roscoe girls and boys)THURSDAY’S SCHEDULEGIRLS10 a.m. — Eden vs. Roscoe (Game 1)1 p.m. — Colorado City vs. Eldorado (Game 3)4 p.m. — Westbrook vs. Eula (Game 5)BOYS11:30 a.m. — Roscoe vs. Eden (Game 2)2:30 p.m. — Plains vs. Eldorado (Game 4)5:30 p.m. — San Angelo Home School vs. Westbrook (Game 6)FRIDAY’S SCHEDULEGIRLS9 a.m. — Game 1 loser vs. Game 3 loser (Game 7)Noon — Game 1 winner vs. Game 3 winner (Game 9)3 p.m. — Game 5 loser vs. Robert Lee JV (Game 11)6 p.m. — Game 5 winner vs. Robert Lee (Game 13)BOYS10:30 a.m. — Game 2 loser vs. Game 4 loser (Game 8)1:30 p.m. — Game 2 winner vs. Game 2 winner (Game 10)4:30 p.m. — Game 6 loser vs. Robert Lee JV (Game 12)7:30 p.m. — Game 6 winner vs. Robert Lee (Game 14)SATURDAY’S SCHEDULEGIRLSGuarantee Game9 a.m. — Game 7 loser vs. Game 11 loser (Game 15)ConsolationNoon — Game 7 winner vs. Game 11 winner (Game 17)Third Place3 p.m. — Game 9 loser vs. Game 13 loser (Game 19)Championship6 p.m. — Game 9 winner vs. Game 13 winner (Game 21)BOYSGuarantee Game10:30 a.m. — Game 8 loser vs. Game 12 loser (Game 16)Consolation1:30 p.m. — Game 8 winner vs. Game 12 winner (Game 18)Third Place4:30 p.m. — Game 10 loser vs. Game 14 loser (Game 20)Championship7:30 p.m. — Game 10 winner vs. Game 14 winner (Game 22)BLACKWELLOAK CREEK CLASSIC(Blackwell and Highland)THURSDAY’S SCHEDULEGIRLS9 a.m. — Panther Creek vs. Hermleigh (Game 1)Noon — Highland JV vs. Paint Rock (Game 3)3 p.m. — Rotan vs. Jayton (Game 5)6 p.m. — Blackwell vs. Loraine (Game 7)BOYS10:30 a.m. — Panther Creek vs. Hermleigh (Game 2)1:30 p.m. — Highland vs. Paint Rock (Game 4)4:30 p.m. — Rotan vs. Jayton (Game 6)7:30 p.m. — Blackwell vs. Lor-aine (Game 8)FRIDAY’S SCHEDULEGIRLS9 a.m. — Game 1 loser vs. Game 3 loser (Game 9)Noon — Game 5 loser vs. Game 7 loser (Game 11)3 p.m. — Game 1 winner vs. Game 3 winner (Game 13)6 p.m. — Game 5 winner vs. Game 7 winner (Game 15)BOYS10:30 a.m. — Game 2 loser vs. Game 4 loser (Game 10)1:30 p.m. — Game 6 loser vs. Game 8 loser (Game 12)4:30 p.m. — Game 2 winner vs. Game 4 winner (Game 14)7:30 p.m. — Game 6 winner vs. Game 8 winner (Game 16)SATURDAY’S SCHEDULEGIRLSConsolation10 a.m. — Game 9 winner vs. Game 11 winner (Game 17)Third Place1 p.m. — Game 13 loser vs. Game 15 loser (Game 19)Championship4 p.m. — Game 13 winner vs. Game 15 winner (Game 21)BOYSConsolation11:30 a.m. — Game 10 winner vs. Game 12 winner (Game 18)Third Place2:30 p.m. — Game 14 loser vs. Game 16 loser (Game 20)Championship5:30 p.m. — Game 14 winner vs. Game 16 winner (Game 22)BRONTE TOURNAMENT(Highland girls)THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE Girls only12:30 p.m. — Hamlin vs. Miles2 p.m. — Winters vs. Bronte5 p.m. — Highland vs. HamlinFRIDAY’S SCHEDULEGirls only12:30 p.m. — Hamlin vs. Bronte2 p.m. — Miles vs. Highland5 p.m. — Winters vs. HamlinSATURDAY’S SCHEDULEGirls only9:30 a.m. — Highland vs. Bronte9:30 a.m. — Miles vs. Winters12:30 p.m. — Winters vs. High-land2 p.m. — Bronte vs. Miles