Colfax alumni basketball tournament set for one more year

COLFAX — Although it was touch and go for a while, the annual Colfax Alumni Basketball Tournament will be taking place again this year at Colfax High School on Saturday, April 15.

The alumni tournament was in jeopardy because tournament organizer Jeff Prince experienced some difficulty in finding enough volunteers to help with the event.

Three people have volunteered to help during the day, and others have said they would help with the tournament a couple of hours at a time for the scoreboard and the clock, said Prince, who has been organizing the event for 20 years.

Prince has the teams set up and is currently working on the schedule, which will be available in next week’s newspaper.

The teams will consist of 2005 and under; 2006 to 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013 to 2014; 2015; and 2016.

The Colfax High School Alumni Basketball Tournament will be a one-day event starting at 9 a.m. and running on the hour, with the last game scheduled for 7 p.m.

After the tournament, everyone is welcome to come out to the Viking Bowl where “Hickory” will be playing that Saturday night, Prince said.