Two Championship Games Today!

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The MTAC Varsity Championship games are today in White House, TN and you’ll recognize two of the teams that are in the finals. The Lady Trailblazers are playing against Riverside Christian Academy for the Conference Championship at 4:00pm and the Boys Varsity team is playing against Tennessee Heat for the Conference Championship at 6:00pm.

Please consider making the easy 45 minute drive down to 506 Hester Drive to cheer on these two teams. Bring as many of your friends and family as possible to support our players as they each go for their first ever championship!

National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships

Hey everyone,
We will be missing the regional tournament this year due to a conflict with MTAC end of season tournament. So, I just wanted to give you all some information about the NCHC Tournament which we are planning to attend. The 25th Annual National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships to be held March 7-11, 2016 in Springfield, Missouri. This is the largest homeschool event in the WORLD!

This happens to be the spring break for BG Technical College where some of the boys are enrolled in dual credit classes. This could be considered a spring break trip for them.

We need to know BY JANUARY 15th how many players can go as so we can make further arrangements and get them registered before Jan. 31. We also need to know what parents can go for the week as chaperons and/or carpoolers.

Here is some information from Rob Flatt about when we should be there:
Sunday night we have coaches meetings
Monday AM we begin the Boys 18u, Girls 18u, Boys 16u, Boys 14u, & Boys 12u Age Groups
Tuesday AM we begin the Girls 16u, 14u, 12u, 10u, & Boys 10u age groups.

Friday PM the Award Ceremony, All-American/All-Region Games, & 18u Undisputed National Championship Games are played.

I have reserved a block of rooms under Western Kentucky Trailblazers with my personal credit card. I called close to if not 40 hotels yesterday and most all were already booked. This is the best we could do, but still a nice hotel and not too far from Stadium and laundromat. I reserved 9 rooms that have double queen beds and 1 with a single king bed (which is taken for Layne). The hotel address is below. All of the rooms come with Free breakfast, fridge, microwave and coffee pot. The cost is $89.49 each. Our organization is going to pay for the rooms for the boys. (Possibly pay for the chaperons as well)

DAYS INN BATTLEFIELD RD/HWY 65

3260 East Montclair Street, Battlefield Road/Hwy 65, Springfield,MO 65804 US

Check in:After 3:00 PM Check out:Before 11:00 AM

Phone: 1-417-882-9484

Every player has to register for the National Tournament. The cost is $30 per player before Jan. 31. After Jan. 31 the cost goes up to $35 per player. A legal guardian or parent must fill out the form for the player here: http://www.nchclive.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=157&Itemid=462

Additionally all players must meet these qualifying guidelines:
http://nchclive.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=198&Itemid=470

Summary of guidelines that would apply to our boys:
1. Must attend at least 51% of classes in homeschool setting directed by parent.
2. Must declare age as of Sept 1 of current school year.
3. Must meet 2.0 out of 4.0 GPA.

The cost for the each team is $500.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I know for certain my husband and I are planning to attend for the week and are happy to watch over and take care of any boys that plan to go. We have room in our vehicle for 4 more boys. If you think you are able to go and can drive your vehicle can you let me know so we can work out carpooling. My phone number is 270-303-9262. Feel free to call or text.

Janice

Boys Tournament Week Schedule

Now that the roads have thawed out, it’s time to do some traveling and play some basketball!

The MTAC Tournament will begin tomorrow. The boys’ varsity team plays at 6pm at Grace Christian. 3279 Southall Road, Franklin, TN 37064. Win or lose, this will be our only game in the MTAC Tournament.

Then we head north to play in the National Christian HomeSchool Championships in Indianapolis. The boys’ varsity team has their first game on Thursday at 6:45pm and will play on through Saturday. The boys’ JV team has their first game on Friday at 2:05pm and will play on through Saturday.

All NCHSC games will take place at:

ISSA (Indy Southside Sports Academy)
4150 Kildeer Drive
Indianapolis 46237
OR
The Life Center of Southport (Life Center on brackets) which is located literally across the street (Gray Road) from ISSA.

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MTAC Tournament Rescheduled

Good afternoon –

We have waited as long as we could for some hopeful weather reporting but as of now it looks like some of us maybe seeing even more snow/ice today and tomorrow. Again while we are all excited for this tournament, the safety of our student athletes is by far the most important aspect in consideration.

With this being said MTAC President, Scott Dorsett, MTAC Vice President, Reid McFadden, and my self have talked and find our best choice is to move the entire tournament to next week. This will make round 1 play on Tuesday, February 24, round 2 on Thursday, February 26, with the semi finals on February 27th and Finals on February 28th. The schedule will say the exact same just moving the games one week.

Unfortunately, due to this change Currey Ingram will not be able to host both Friday and Saturday. Because of this we will have to move all semi final games set for Friday, February 27 to the higher seed school. These games will all be set for a 5 PM start, with understanding that times can be changed if both schools agree on changed time.

Again, we understand this is not the ideal circumstance for everyone but we truly believe this is the safer choice and will hopefully allow for us to complete the entire tournament in one week.

If anyone has any questions or issues please let me know over the next few days to help us solve these issues before the 24th.

Thank you and stay safe,

Jena Smith
Boys Bracket

Tuesday, February 24
Franklin Christian at Franklin Classical
Riverside at MT Heat
Western KY at Grace
Currey Ingram at CCS

Thursday, February 26
Winner of Franklin Christian at Franklin Classical at Lighthouse (Game 1)
Winner of Riverside at MT Heat at Providence (Game 2)
Winner of Western KY at Grace at Daniel 1 (Game 3)
Winner of Currey Ingram at CCS at Boyd Christian (Game 4)

Friday, February 27
Winner of Game 1 vs Winner of Game 2 @ Higher Seed
Winner of Game 3 vs Winner of Game 4 @ Higher Seed

Saturday, February 28
3rd/4th Place Game @ Currey Ingram – 3:30 PM
Championship Game @ Currey Ingram – 7:00 PM
Girls Bracket

Tuesday, February 24
Western KY at Riverside
Covenant at Daniel 1
Grace at CCS

Thursday, February 26
Winner of Western KY at Riverside at Lighthouse (Game 1)
Winner of Covenant at Daniel 1 at Providence (Game 2)
Franklin Christian at Middle TN Heat (Game 3)
Winner of Grace at CCS at Boyd Christian (Game 4)

Friday, February 27
Winner of Game 1 vs Winner of Game 2 @ Higher Seed
Winner of Game 3 vs Winner of Game 4 @ Higher Seed

Saturday, February 28
3rd/4th Place Game @ Currey Ingram – 2:00 PM
Championship Game @ Currey Ingram – 5:00 PM

Boys Varsity and JV Regional Tournament

The Western Kentucky Trailblazers Varsity and JV squads will participate in the Midwest HomeSchool Basketball Championships

The NCHBC Midwest Regional Tournament will be in Indianapolis, IN February 26th-28th. Currently 74 teams are registered from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, & Wisconsin.

Location: The 2015 NCHBC Midwest Regional Championships will be held at the following facility:

Indy South Sports Academy (ISSA)
4150 Kildeer Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46237

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