3-on-3 tournament hits NU courts

Mandy Coray and Kate Hummel were looking for a senior project to fulfill their graduation requirement at Nevada Union High School, when the duo decided to test their skills in organizing a basketball tournament.

At noon Saturday, they’ll find out how they’ve done.

That’s the day the 3-on-3 Winter Jam Tournament will hit the courts of NU’s West Gymnasium, with teams of seventh and eighth grade students testing some skills of their own.

“We originally wanted to do this for high school kids, but then we realized everybody is in basketball season right now and we didn’t think the coaches would let them play,” said Hummel.

Instead, the seniors decided to gear the tournament to middle school students and help out NU’s high school hoopsters. All proceeds from the tournament are being directed to Nevada Union’s basketball programs.

Cost is $10 per team members, with each team consisting of three or four players.

“We’re still have some trouble. We don’t have too many people signed up and it’s Saturday,” Hummel said. “Hopefully, we’ll have more.”

For more information on the tournament, please call Hummel at 470-8521.

Free throw contest set for Saturday

The Knights of Columbus’ annual basketball free throw contest is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Patrick’s Hall, 235 Chapel St. in Grass Valley.

Children between the ages of 10 and 14 are eligible to compete. Trophies will be awarded for first and second place in each age division. Winners will advance to a district competition in Yuba City on Jan. 31.

For more information, please call 272-6707.

– The Union staff

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