The first game on April 26 pits Gaylesville against Spring Garden at 4:30 p.m., followed by Cedar Bluff and Sand Rock at 6 p.m.
The winner of the Gaylesville-Spring Garden game will take on Cherokee County on April 27 at 4 p.m. Other games will be at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The tournament is scheduled to conclude on April 28 with a 10 a.m. start.
The Class 1A, Area 14 basketball coaches recently selected their All-Area boys and girls teams for the 2011-12 season.
The boys team is led by Cedar Bluff junior forward DeAngelo Hardy, who was named Most Valuable Player after averaging 19.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.1 steals and leading the Tigers to a second straight state runner-up last season.
Joining Hardy from Cedar Bluff is junior guard Terrence Scales and senior forward Evan McBurnett.
The Collinsville Panthers and Spring Garden Panthers also had three selections apiece. Collinsville is represented by junior guard Deshawn Moore, junior forward Davey Posey and senior guard Nathan Coker.
Representing Spring Garden is junior guards Logan Whorton and Josh Hale and sophomore guard Will Ivey.
Gaylesville and Valley Head had one selection apiece. Representing Gaylesville is senior guard Zack Cavin. Sophomore forward Auburn Jenkins was selected from Valley Head.
The All-Area girls team is led by co-MVPs in junior guard Christy Cox from Collinsville and junior center Haven Downer from Valley Head.
Joining Cox from Collinsville is junior guard Brittney Tidmore and senior forward Kristen Ford. Senior guards Caitlin Kirby and Jessica Howard join Downer from Valley Head.
Cedar Bluff had three selections in junior forwards Audrianna Hargitt and Hannah Leach and sophomore guard Katie McGinnis.
Senior guard Jordan Sides represents Spring Garden and senior guard Katlin Hammett represents Gaylesville.
Cherokee County native Roy Knapp was officially inducted into the Alabama High School Hall of Fame in Montgomery on March19.
Joining Knapp as part of the Class of 2012 was Ken Whittle, Jackie O’Neal, Louis Berry, Jimmy Golden, Ned Harbuck, Danny Petty, Angelo Harris, George “Snoozy” Jones, Bill Marsh, Ronald Chambless and Morris “Doc” Hodges.
Knapp graduated from Gaylesville High School in 1936 and Livingston State in 1950 with an interruption while serving in the Navy during World War II. He received a master’s in Administration from Mississippi State in 1956.
Knapp coached high school football from 1939-1981 – a span of 42 years – at various schools in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. He served four years (1953-56) during that stretch at East Mississippi Junior College and won a state JUCO title in 1955.
Among his coaching stops were Scooba (Miss.), Midland City, Washington County, Choctaw County, Gaylesville, McMinnville (Tenn.), Ranburne, Randolph County, Macon Academy, Sand Rock, Spring Garden and Coosa Christian high schools. He also coached baseball and basketball at several of these schools.
Knapp spent 13 years as a player in the St. Louis Cardinals baseball organization. While his won-loss record is not complete, he won more than 200 games in his prep-coaching career.
Knapp, who entered the Hall of Fame in the “Oldtimers” Division, died in 1992.