Dodge City High School will host the 73rd Annual Tournament of Champions sponsored by Western Plains Medical Complex on January 21, 22 & 23. The tournament will be hosted at the United Wireless Arena. Participating teams are Dodge City (6A), Wichita East (6A), Wichita Heights (5A), Hutchinson (6A), Manhattan (6A), Hays (4A), Maize (5A) & Leavenworth (6A).
Along with a competitive field of basketball teams, numerous groups will perform between games and at the half times. Those participating in this year’s T.O.C. are: Dodge City High School Drill Team, Dodge City Middle School Drill Team, Comanche Middle School Drill Team, Dodge City High School Cheerleaders, Dodge City High School Pep Band and The Pride of Southwest Kansas. Thursday evening will be the traditional Parade of Teams, and all the cheerleaders participating in the tournament will perform a combined routine between games on Friday night.
Reserved seat tickets for the tournament are on sale now at the United Wireless Arena box office. Reserved seats are available for all three days. The general admission prices are $7/day. Tickets are also available online at ticketmaster.com – search “United Wireless Arena”.
The TOC Team Breakfast, sponsored by the Dodge City Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be held at 8:30 AM on Saturday morning at Dodge City High School. This year’s speaker will be Dayton Moore, GM for the World Champion Kansas City Royals. The breakfast is open to the general public. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in the DCHS Athletic Office or at the Tournament.
An awards ceremony will follow the championship game on Saturday evening. The awards will include; Most Inspirational Player, Team Sportsmanship, Individual Sportsmanship, Coaches Sportsmanship, All-Academic Team for basketball players & cheerleaders, Individual All Tournament Basketball team and Cheerleaders, and the Tournament Trophy presentations.
The game times for the tournament are as follows:
Thursday: 2:00, 3:30, 7:00, 8:30
Friday: 2:00, 3:30, 7:00, 8:30
Saturday: 1:00, 2:30, 4:00, 6:00