The 2021 New River CTC Invitational Tournament will be held March 31-April 3, 2021 at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. Changes in the winter sports schedule for high school athletics led to the event being rescheduled.
“We were disappointed like many others throughout the state not be able to have the regular winter basketball schedule, but the health and safety of the athletes, staff and fans must come first,” said New River CTC Executive Director for Institutional Advancement and Foundation Michael Green. “While the change could be viewed as a set-back, we’re looking at this as an opportunity to continue planning our event.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance guidelines will be set by the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center.
Headlining on March 6 “Championship Saturday” will be AAAA Morgantown Mohigans vs Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles and Greenbrier East Spartans vs Shady Spring Tigers. The Princeton Tigers will take on the Westside Renegades, and Morgantown Lady Mohigans will face off against the Woodrow Wilson Lady Flying Eagles. Cabell Midland High School and Morgantown High School are newcomers to the Invitational.
New River Community and Technical College hosts the event as a fundraiser for high school basketball teams and student scholarships. Now in its third year, the event has expanded to four days of hard-fought hoops competition. The event raised more than $80,000, directly benefitting area high schools and student scholarships. The college is continuing to reach out to businesses and community leaders as sponsors for the 2021 event.
“The Invitational would not be possible without our community sponsors. Last year’s event brought record-turnout to the convention center, and we received enormous support and positive feedback from those who attended that look forward to returning,” Green said.
A full list of teams and game times are available at https://admin.tourneymachine.com/R75702 on the New River CTC Invitational Tourney Machine app. In the boys A division: Man Hillbillies, Richwood Lumberjacks, Greenbrier West Cavaliers, Webster County Highlanders, James Monroe Mavericks; AA: Wyoming East Warriors, Liberty Raiders; AAA: Shady Spring Tigers, Independence Patriots, Westside Renegades, Nicholas County Grizzlies; AAAA: Cabell Midland Knights, Greenbrier East Spartans, Morgantown Mohigans, Princeton Tigers and Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles.
Girls teams include the Cabell Midland Lady Knights, Morgantown Lady Mohigans, Woodrow Wilson Lady Flying Eagles and Spring Valley Lady Timberwolves.
Special Olympics athletes from Raleigh County and Fayette County will take center court at the Convention Center during the event, pending COVID-19 guidelines with their state organization.
For sponsorship details and other information about the 2021 Invitational, visit www.nrctcf.org, call 304-929-6734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For the complete tournament schedule and live scoring during the event, download the free smart phone app or follow online at https://admin.tourneymachine.com/R75702.