The three-day Flyin’ to the Hoop invitational is still a month away at Fairmont’s Trent Arena. But several of the Hoop’s teams, which are schools located right here in west central Ohio north of Dayton, participate in area games this month covered by ScoresBroadcast.com.
“We’ll get a December sneak preview of very good local programs in the showcase on Martin Luther King weekend,” said Chuck McBee of Piqua, ScoresBroadcast statistician and color announcer. “Four leagues and conferences in the upper Miami Valley are represented at the January 13-15 event.”
SCORES, the Shelby County Online Radio Entertainment System, started its string of featuring Flyin’ to the Hoop teams when it covered the Tippecanoe girls at Fort Loramie Monday. Division II Tippecanoe, one of the highly ranked clubs in Ohio pre-season polls, appears in the invitational’s very first game on January 13.
On Tuesday, the Fort Loramie boys hosted Franklin-Monroe in a SCORES webcasted contest. The two strong Division IV clubs play in the first pair of showcase games on January 15.
Minster, in fact, is Franklin-Monroe’s opponent at Fairmont and is featured on SCORES on December 20 when it hosts Lehman Catholic.
Division I Sidney led by Andre Gordon and Division III Versailles led by Justin Ahrens are matched for the Hoop’s second game of the day on January 14. The Sidney-Greenville contest on December 22 and the Versailles-Anna contest on December 27 are both covered on SCORES.
In addition, the Springboro girls and Xenia, Miamisburg, Springfield and Trotwood-Madison boys take part in Flyin’ to the Hoop. The event includes schools from the Shelby County League, Midwest Athletic Conference, Cross County Conference and Greater Western Ohio Conference.
The coming week of games on SCORES concludes with a Shelby County League clash on Friday, December 15, when Fort Loramie travels to Fairlawn.
McBee teams with Jack Kramer on ScoresBroadcast.com. The free Internet service has attracted nearly 500,000 online listeners to more than 1200 webcasts of high school baseball, softball, football, volleyball and boys and girls basketball games in eleven years.