Choosing a specific storyline of this year’s Lanierland Tournament could garner several potential prospects.
Maybe it’s the win-less 2018 Lanierland boys champion, Gainesville? Could it be Seth Vining returning to the helm of the East Hall boys? Or what about Courtney Newton-Gonzalez’s Flowery Branch girls seeking a tournament-record five straight titles with a new-look squad?
There are several contenders, which makes the 60th edition of the oldest invitational tournament in the state just that good.
The tournament is slated to start at 9:30 a.m. on Friday. You can hear every first-round game live on 94.5 FM The Lake and streaming at www.accesswdun.com.
FIRST-ROUND SCHEDULE (at East Hall)
(5) Lakeview girls vs. (4) Chestatee, 9:30 a.m.
(5) Cherokee Bluff boys vs. (4) North Hall, 11 a.m.
(6) Cherokee Bluff girls vs. (3) Gainesville, 12:30 p.m.
(6) Johnson boys vs. (3) Lakeview, 2 p.m.
(7) East Hall girls vs. (2) North Hall, 3:30 p.m.
(7) West Hall boys vs. (2) East Hall, 5 p.m.
(8) West Hall girls vs. (1) Flowery Branch, 6:30 p.m.
(8) Chestatee boys vs. (1) Gainesville, 8 p.m.
SECOND ROUND SCHEDULE DEC. 28 (at Johnson)
Loser East Hall/North Hall vs. Loser Cherokee Bluff/Gainesville, 9:30 a.m.
Loser Lakeview/Chestatee vs. Loser West Hall/Flowery Branch, 12:30 p.m.
Winner East Hall/North Hall vs. Winner Cherokee Bluff/Gainesville, 3:30 p.m.
Winner Lakeview/Chestatee vs. Winner West Hall/Flowery Branch, 6:30 p.m.
Loser West Hall/East Hall vs. Loser Johnson/Lakeview, 11 a.m.
Loser Cherokee Bluff/North Hall vs. Loser Chestatee/Gainesville, 2 p.m.
Winner West Hall/East Hall vs. Winner Johnson/Lakeview, 5 p.m.
Winner Cherokee Bluff/North Hall vs. Winner Chestatee/Gainesville, 8 p.m.
CONSOLATIONS SCHEDULE DEC. 30 (at Cherokee Bluff)
Seventh place, 9 a.m.
Third place, 3 p.m.
Seventh place, 10:30 a.m.
Third place, 4:30 p.m.
FINALS SCHEDULE DEC. 30 (at Cherokee Bluff)
Girls, 6 p.m.
Boys, 7:30 p.m.
**First-round games will be broadcast live on FM 94.5 The Lake and streaming at accesswdun.com
***Semifinals and finals will be broadcast live on WDUN FM 102.9 & AM 550 and streaming at accesswdun.com