New River CTC Invitational releases 2023 schedule

The schedule for the 2023 New River CTC Invitational (NRI) presented by New, Taylor and Associates has been finalized. In its fifth year, the NRI will bring twenty-two Class AAAA, AAA, AA and A high school basketball teams from around the state to the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center for the event spanning January 3-7, 2023. 

“The showcase of teams for the 2023 NRI will take the competition to a new level of excellence. We’ll see the state’s best high school girls’ basketball talent take the court and the boys’ basketball player of the year contenders Shady Spring’s Braden Chapman and James Monroe’s Eli Allen, and Beckley’s Elijah Redfern in action. We will welcome nearly thirty West Virginia All State Players to this year’s event,” said New River CTC Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and College Foundation Michael Green. 

The 2023 event kicks-off on Tuesday at 5 p.m. when the Richwood Lumberjacks take on the Liberty Raiders followed by the Webster County Highlanders against the Oak Hill Red Devils and the Princeton Tigers versus the Shady Spring Tigers.

Wednesday the Greenbrier West Cavaliers play the Independence Patriots, the Spring Valley Lady Timberwolves take on the Wyoming East Lady Warriors, and the Wyoming East Warriors go up against the Pikeview Panthers.

Matchups for Thursday include the Liberty Raiders versus the Greenbrier West Cavaliers, the Huntington Lady Highlanders against the Woodrow Wilson Lady Flying Eagles, and the Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles take on the Pikeview Panthers.

For Friday, the NRI will host five games starting with the return of the Fayette County Special Olympics against the Raleigh County Special Olympics at 1:30 p.m., the University Lady Hawks take on the Pikeview Lady Panthers, the Huntington Lady Highlanders go up against the Wheeling Park Lady Patriots, the Huntington Highlanders battle the Greenbrier East Spartans, and the Shady Spring Tigers versus the James Monroe Mavericks.

Ladies play first on Championship Saturday at the NRI where the University Lady Hawks take on the Spring Valley Lady Timberwolves at 11:45 a.m. followed by the Wheeling Park Lady Patriots and the Woodrow Wilson Lady Flying Eagles, the Oak Hill Red Devils go up against the Wyoming East Warriors, the Capital Cougars versus the Princeton Tigers, and the James Monroe Mavericks play the Webster County Highlanders. The night cap will bring the Huntington Highlanders to the court taking on the Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles.

Proceeds from the NRI support student scholarships at New River Community and Technical College and assist participating high school’s athletic departments and Project Graduation committees. For more information about the New River CTC Invitational and sponsorship opportunities, visit, call 304-929-6734 or email

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