AROUND THE HORN
South Range Holiday Classic
GREENFORD – The South Range Holiday Hoops Classic will feature eight top-notch girls basketball teams at South Range High School on Dec. 28-29:
Friday, Dec. 28
10 a.m., West Branch vs. Howland (JV)
11:30 a.m., Akron Hoban vs. Tusky Valley (JV)
1 p.m., West Branch vs. Howland
2:30 p.m., Akron Hoban vs. Tusky Valley
4 p.m., Poland vs. Ursuline (JV)
5:30 p.m., South Range vs. Salem (JV)
7 p.m., Hathaway Brown vs. Ursuline.
8:30 p.m., South Range vs. Salem
Saturday, Dec. 29
10 a.m., Loser of Games 1-2
11:30 a.m., Winner of Games 1-2
1 p.m. Loser of Games 3-4
2:30 p.m., Winner of Gmes 3-4
4 p.m., Ursuline vs. Salem (JV)
5:30 p.m., Loser of Games 7-8
7 p.m., Winner of Games 7-8
Admission per day is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Children ages 5 and under are free. A two-day pass will save $2.
Rebels Holiday Tournament
COLUMBIANA – The Crestview boys are hosting the Rebels Holiday Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Action gets under way Friday with Western Reserve vs. Leetonia at 5:30 p.m., followed by Heartland vs. host Crestview at 7 p.m.
The junior varsity games will be held in the middle school gym with Crestview vs. Heartland at 5:30 p.m. and Western Reserve vs. Leetonia at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, the consolation games will be held at 5:30 p.m. and the championship games at 7 p.m.
Potter Holiday Classic
EAST LIVERPOOL — The Potter Holiday Classic with four boys basketball teams will be held Thursday and Friday at East Liverpool High School.
Thursday’s semifinals include East Palestine vs. Wheelersburg at 5 p.m., followed by East Liverpool vs. Cleveland Martin Luther King Jr. at 6:45 p.m.
On Friday, the consolation game will be at 5 p.m. and the championship game at 6:45 p.m.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students.
Loeffler’s last game at BC
DALLAS (AP) — Boston College coach Steve Addazio will have his play-caller for one more game before Scot Loeffler takes over at Bowling Green for good.
Just think of the First Responder Bowl against No. 23 Boise State today as a one-game reunion after Loeffler spent most of the past month getting ready for his new job.
“He has been gone, but was able to get back for the prep week and we were moving right ahead to install the game plan, which isn’t anything abnormal,” Addazio said of his offensive coordinator from the past three seasons. “We are very appreciative that he is here. We gave each other a big hug and said, ‘Let’s go finish this thing.'”
Bjorn fulfills promise
LONDON (AP) — Europe captain Thomas Bjorn has lived up to his promise to tattoo their winning Ryder Cup score on his bottom.
Bjorn made the promise at a news conference before the event in September in France, where Europe was the underdog against the United States.
Video first posted on the Twitter page of Ryder Cup Europe on Monday showed him going into a tattoo parlor in London and grimacing while Europe’s winning score — 17 1/2 to 10 1/2 separated by the outline of the Ryder Cup — is inked into his upper left buttock.
While lying on his stomach, the Dane looks up briefly and wishes a merry Christmas before dropping his head onto his hands.
He retweeted the video to members of the Europe team and noted,” I told you I would do it!”