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Valley Sports Report
SAYRE - At one time, the Epiphany School Basketball Tournament was one of the premier junior basketball events in the region.

With sponsorship from Williams Auto Group, and the Dandy, one of the Valley’s most beloved sports traditions will make its return starting Monday, and running through the following Monday, in the Epiphany School gymnasium.

The tournament began back in 1978 but has not been held since 2020. However, the newly founded Friends of Epiphany School Foundation, with help from previous tournament heads, is bringing the event back to the Valley.

For decades, the best 7th-, 8th- and 9th-grade boys basketball players in the Twin Tiers and beyond descended upon Epiphany School to compete in the annual event.

In its heyday, the boys tournament field ballooned up to 36 teams and had some extremely tough competition as schools and other clubs battled for the championship. Epiphany later added a girls tournament in 1998, which made the event bigger and better.

Now, the tournament will return with both boys and girls divisions featuring schools from around the Twin Tiers.

The double-elimination tournament will feature games starting on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 10:15 a.m. through the finals on Saturday, Feb. 24.

For more information, or to sign-up to volunteer at the tournament, visit

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