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Wayne County basketball tournament

The Wayne County varsity boys and girls tournament will be held at Hagerstown High School on Jan. 3-5.

Girls games will start each evening at 6 p.m., followed by boys games at around 7:30 p.m.

On the first night of the tournament, the host Lady Tigers will play Centerville, followed by the Cambridge City Lincoln boys facing Northeastern. On Friday, the Lady Golden Eagles will play Northeastern in the opener, followed by Hagerstown and Centerville tilting in a boys game.

Admission price to the tournament will be $6 per person at the door. Season passes are also available for $12. These passes can be purchased at any of the four Wayne County schools during normal business hours. These passes will be available until Thursday, Jan. 3 and will not be sold at the door.

If you are interested in purchasing a season pass, please make sure to find out the holiday schedule for the school you are buying it from. Hagerstown schools will not be in session from Dec. 21 to Jan. 4.

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