Weather, travel concerns shuffle holiday tournament schedules for Nebraska high school basketball

Weather and related travel concerns are beginning to affect holiday tournament schedules in Nebraska high school basketball.

The Greater Nebraska Conference has postponed all its Thursday games in Columbus, and a decision whether to play the tournament will be made Thursday.

The Weeping Water Holiday Tournament – featuring Conestoga, Lewiston and Sterling – has been postponed to Friday and Saturday. Here is the revised schedule:

Friday

Girls

1st Round: Conestoga vs. Cedar Bluffs – 2:30 p.m.
1st Round: Weeping Water vs. McCool Junction – 2:30 p.m.

Boys

1st Round: Conestoga vs. Sterling – 4 p.m.
1st Round: Weeping Water vs. Dorchester – 4 p.m.

Saturday

Girls

Third place game – 1p.m.
Championship – 4 p.m.

Boys

Third place game – 2:30 p.m.
Championship – 5:30 p.m.

The start of the Cabela’s Shootout in Sidney, which has eight boys and eight girls teams, has been postponed from Thursday to Friday, and the field split into four-team tournaments. The revised schedule:

Friday

Sidney High School gym, Beatrice vs. Laramie (Wyo.) at 2 p.m. (girls) and 3:45 (boys); Sidney vs. Burns (Wyoming) at 5:30 and 7:15. Middle school gym, Chase County vs. Mitchell at 2 (girls) and 3:45 (boys), Superior vs. Torrington (Wyoming) at 5:30 and 7:15.

Saturday

High school bracket: Girls consolation at 10 a.m.; boys consolation at 11:45; girls final at 1:30, boys final at 3:15. Middle school bracket: Girls consolation at 10 a.m.; boys consolation at 11:45; girls final at 1:30, boys final at 3:15.

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