Merry Christmas to you all today ... and to all a holiday week of basketball
First of all, let me wish all of you Merry Christmas, and let us not forget the reason for the season — the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.If the Good Lord was willin' and the creek didn't rise, I woke up this morning at my mom's duplex in Enid by beating the potential snow by arriving there on Christmas Eve. If I was lucky, I arrived before not only the snow, but Christmas as well!Holiday Week of HoopsJust because it's the first full week of Christmas break doesn't mean there won't be any hoops this week.Locally, the second annual Panama Holiday Festival will take place Friday and Saturday at the Panama High School gym.The Heavener teams will cross the border to play in the Bill Frye Invitational in Mansfield, Ark., from Thursday through Saturday.This week's complete schedule is at the end of this column.ScheduleThursdayHeavener vs. Mulberry, Ark., at Bill Frye Invitational in Mansfield, Ark., 1 and 2:30 p.m.FridayPanama Holiday Festival: Girls — Spiro vs. Haileyville, 4 p.m.; Panama vs. Acorn, Ark., 7 p.m. Boys — Spiro vs. Hailevyille, 5:30 p.m.; Panama vs. Acorn, Ark., 8:30 p.m.Heavener at Bill Frye Invitational in Mansfield, Ark., TBA.SaturdayPanama Holiday Festival: Girls — Spiro vs. Acorn, Ark., 2 p.m..; Panama vs. Haileyville, 5 p.m. Boys — Spiro vs. Acorn, Ark., 3:30 p.m.; Panama vs. Haileyville, 6:30 p.m.Heavener at Bill Frye Invitational in Mansfield, Ark., TBA.