Phil Callan Memorial Tournament coming this weekend

Published on December 1, 2016

The 8th annual Phil Callan Memorial Senior High Basketball Classic will see eight teams hit the Shelburne Regional High School gym this year on December 2nd and 3rd.

 The tournament is held each year in memory of Phil Callan, a long time senior girls basketball coach at Shelburne High, who died of colon cancer in November 2009.

This year, the unique boy / girl tournament will see 4 boys teams (Shelburne, Hants East, West Kings, and Sir John A) and 4 girls teams (Shelburne, Yarmouth, West Kings, and Pugwash) take the court.

   Games start at noon time on Friday, with the home team Rebels playing the Yarmouth Vikings in girls action, and will continue throughout the day with 5 more games. Opening ceremonies will take place at 6:00 Friday evening, December 2, and a student/player dance will be held at the high school Friday night as well. Six more games continue Saturday morning starting at 9:30, with an Alumni game set to conclude the tournament at 7:00 pm.

     Shelburne boys coaches Tim Locke and Andrew Blades expect a competitive tournament this year. Their team is in good shape this season with a number of grade 12 boys, and a good mix of grade 11's returning. They are in the hunt to win the Provincial D2 tournament. Shelburne's girls team, coached by John Huskilson, Doug Hartley, Jerry Jacklyn, and Paula Christie have started the season off at 4-0, and should also be in contention.

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          Friday, December 2


          12:00  Yarmouth vs Shelburne (girls)

           1:30   West Kings vs Shelburne (boys)
           3:00   Yarmouth vs West Kings (girls)
           4:30   Sir John A vs West Kings (boys)
           6:00   Opening Ceremonies
           6:15   Pugwash vs Shelburne (girls)
           7:45   Hants East vs Shelburne (boys)
           8:30 - 11:00   Dance
               Saturday, December 3
           9:30  West Kings vs Pugwash (girls)
         11:00  West Kings vs Hants East (boys)
         12:30  Pugwash vs Yarmouth (girls)
          2:00   Hants East vs Sir John A (boys)
          3:30   West Kings vs Shelburne (girls)
          5:00   Sir John A vs Shelburne (boys)
          7:00   Alumni Game (Phil's former players)