Area quartet competing at Jan. 19 Great Western Shootout


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Posted Online: Jan. 07, 2013, 8:26 pm
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By Terry Duckett, tduckett@qconline.com
The pairings for Abingdon High School's annual Great Western Shootout have been set. The one-day shootout on Saturday, Jan. 19, will feature six boys' basketball games and one girls' game.

Four area boys' squads will be taking part, with two of them -- West Central North member Orion and Lincoln Trail Conference member United -- squaring off in the 10:30 a.m. Shootout opener. At 1:30 p.m., Monmouth-Roseville takes on the Petersburg PORTA/Ashland A-C Central co-op; at 3, fellow WCC North member Rockridge meets Chillicothe IVC.

Other boys' games on the schedule have Knoxville taking on Delavan at noon, Farmington facing Carthage Illini West at 4:30 p.m. and Abingdon taking on Liberty in the 7:30 finale. The lone girls' game is at 6 p.m., with Abingdon facing Illini West.

-- By Terry Duckett


















 



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