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The Monticello Holiday Hoopla Christmas tournament tips off later this month and the pools and game times have been set by the Monticello Athletic Department.


Monticello will host GCMS, Tuscola, and Oakwood in the first pool and Ridgeview, Paxton-Buckley-Loda, Clinton and Neoga in the second pool of the boy's side of round-robin play.


Day 1 tips at 10 am on Thursday, December 26 with Tuscola and GCMS followed by Monticello and Oakwood at 11:30 am.


Clinton takes on Ridgeview at 2 pm in the second session and Monticello and  GCMS round out day 1 action at 7:30 pm.


The Maroons are in action twice on Friday, taking on PBL at 11:30 am then Neoga at 7:30 pm.


Boys placement games begin at 2:30 pm Saturday with the championship matchup Saturday at 7:30 pm.


On the girl's side of pool play, Monticello is paired with GCMS, Tuscola and Stark County. The Lady Maroons are paired with Ridgeview, PBL and Neoga.


The Lady Sages open the girl's action Thursday at 10 am against Stark County then play at 6 pm that evening against GCMS.


Clinton will take on Ridgeview at 3:30 pm on Thursday then Friday they will be back in action at 10 am taking on PBL and finishing pool play Friday at 7:30 pm against Neoga. 


Friday at 2 pm, the Lady Sages will take on Tuscola to finish pool play. 


Girl's placement games will begin at noon on Saturday with the championship game at 5:30 pm.


Hear all the Monticello boys games on 95.9 FM WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com. Also, Friday, hear the girls 2 pm game against Tuscola on WEZC and online at dewittdailynews.com.


The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM/106.5 FM WHOW and dewittdailynews.com will broadcast a boy's and girl's game during the tournament. That schedule will be released soon. 

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