Both Booneville and Magazine are in the field of the annual Bill Frye Classic basketball held in Mansfield.
This year’s tournament is set for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27 and 28, and Monday, Dec. 30.
Booneville’s girls will open the tournament playing the first game on Dec. 27 against Mulberry. The boys will follow immediately after, also playing Mulberry.
Magazine’s girls and boys will then play at noon and 1:30 p.m., with both facing off against Vian, Okla.
Although the local schools comprise the first four games of the tournament, a game pitting the schools against one another, which has happened in either boys or girls play three times in four years, can only occur if both schools were to reach a bracket final, because they are on opposite sides of the bracket.
A win or a loss by a Booneville team results in them playing on Saturday against Waldron or Hackett.
Consolation games between two losing schools will be held at 9 a.m. for girls and 10:30 for boys with winner’s bracket games at 3 p.m. for girls and 4:30 for boys.
A win or a loss by a Magazine team results in them playing on Saturday against Mansfield or Arkoma, Okla.
Consolation games between two losing schools will be held at noon for girls and 1:30 p.m. for boys with winner’s bracket games at 6 p.m. for girls and 7:30 for boys.
A first round win guarantees a third game with the third place games set for Monday at 3 for girls and 4:30 for boys, and the finals at 6 p.m. for girls and 7:30 for boys.