The Class A boys and girls basketball season opens this weekend for area teams with the annual Northwestern/Southwestern Tip-Off Tournament at Polson and Ronan high schools.
Play begins at 10 a.m. Friday with the girls on the court in Polson and the boys at Ronan.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students per day.
Competing for Northwestern A are Frenchtown, Columbia Falls, Libby, Polson, Whitefish and Bigfork from District 7B.
Corvallis and Hamilton co-hosted this tournament last year.
Southwestern schools prevailed in last year’s matchups, with the boys winning 7-5 and the girls going 9-3.
The Columbia Falls boys and girls were both 2-0 in Tip-Off action last year.
10 a.m. — Stevensville vs. Frenchtown
Noon — Anaconda vs. Columbia Falls
2 p.m. — Corvallis vs. Bigfork
4 p.m. — Ronan vs. Libby
6 p.m. — Hamilton vs. Whitefish
8 p.m. — Dillon vs. Polson
10 a.m. — Corvallis vs. Bigfork
Noon — Hamilton vs. Whitefish
2 p.m. — Stevensville vs. Frenchtown
4 p.m. — Dillon vs. Polson
6 p.m. — Anaconda vs. Columbia Falls
8 p.m. — Ronan vs. Libby
9 a.m. — Corvallis vs. Whitefish
11 a.m. — Stevensville vs. Libby
1 p.m. — Dillon vs. Frenchtown
3 p.m. — Anaconda vs. Polson
5 p.m. — Hamilton vs. Columbia Falls
7 p.m. — Ronan vs. Bigfork
9 a.m. — Dillon vs. Frenchtown
11 a.m. — Hamilton vs. Columbia Falls
1 p.m. — Stevensville vs. Libby
3 p.m. — Ronan vs. Bigfork
5 p.m. — Corvallis vs. Whitefish
7 p.m. — Anaconda vs. Polson