The 2008-09 season for the Rolla, Salem, St. Clair and Northwest House Springs boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will tip off on Saturday at the Rolla High School gyms as part of the Key Sport Shop Tip-Off.


The 2008-09 season for the Rolla, Salem, St. Clair and Northwest House Springs boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will tip off on Saturday at the Rolla High School gyms as part of the Key Sport Shop Tip-Off.
The event, in its first year, will include the junior varsity and varsity teams from the boys’ and girls’ basketball programs of Rolla, Salem, St. Clair and Northwest House Springs high schools.
Rolla’s boys’ and girls’ teams participated for several years as part of the Ozark Conference/Central Ozark Conference Chevy Shootout. That event was dropped, however, and the Bulldogs were looking for a similar event to open their season.
The Rolla varsity and jayvee boys’ and girls’ teams will play against St. Clair. Salem’s teams will play against Northwest.
The drawing for the C.O.R.E. $5,000 giveaway will be held at halftime of the Rolla High boys’ varsity game.
Cost for the event is $3 per person ages 6-up. Kids age 5-under will be admitted free. All teams and spectators should enter through the main gym entrance, located in the lower parking lot. Doors will open at 11 a.m. on Nov. 29.
Here is the schedule of games:
Noon -- main gym: Salem varsity girls vs. Northwest varsity girls.
Noon -- practice gym: Salem jayvee boys vs. Northwest jayvee boys.
1:30 p.m. -- main gym: Salem varsity boys vs. Northwest varsity boys.
1:30 p.m. -- practice gym: Salem jayvee girls vs. Northwest jayvee girls.
3 p.m. -- main gym: Rolla varsity girls vs. St. Clair varsity girls.
3 p.m. -- practice gym: Rolla jayvee boys vs. St. Clair jayvee boys.
4:30 p.m. -- main gym: Rolla varsity boys vs. St. Clair varsity boys.
4:30 p.m. -- practice gym: Rolla jayvee girls vs. St. Clair jayvee girls.