HS Hoops Coverage

Stay tuned to this page and the adjoining blog – empirestatetakeover.blogspot.com – for comprehensive HS girls’ basketball coverage in upstate NY this winter!

This will include game write-ups and thoughts from games that I attend this winter – I aim to get to 250 high school games each winter. There will also be rundowns on how EST event participants – both the summer league and one-day events – perform in their games throughout the season, along with additional articles regarding various things in the general HS hoops scene as time allows.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – hope to see you along for the ride!


WEEKLY SCHEDULE (always tentative!)

  • Thurs (12/26/19): Colonie Tournament – Averill Park/Catholic Central, Liverpool @ Colonie – 4:30/6:00
  • Fri (12/27/19): Amsterdam Holiday Showcase – 8 games starting at 10:00 (New Hartford/Amsterdam, Troy/Pittsfield, Somers/Shenendehowa, Holy Redeemer/Albany, Amherst/Saratoga Springs, Cambridge/Hanover, Penfield/Curtis, Brooklyn Law & Tech/Bethlehem)
  • Sat (12/28/19): 7 games in the Syracuse area – More Than A Game Group 3 consy/championship (Frontier, Nottingham, Proctor, Webster Thomas) @ OCC 9:30/11:15, Ithaca @ F-M 1:00, Chittenango Tournament championship 3:15, Bishop Grimes/Indian River @ OCC 4:30, Group 4 consy/championship (Fairport, Norwich, RFA, West Genesee) @ OCC 6:30/8:15
  • Sun (12/29/19): More Than A Game Group 5 consy/championship (Hannibal, Onondaga, Phoenix, Watkins Glen) @ OCC 9:30/11:15, Maple Hill Tournament consy/championship (Hoosic Valley, Maple Hill, Tamarac, Watervliet) 3:00/4:30
  • Mon (12/30/19): Josh Palmer Classic 7th Place, 5th Place, 3rd Place, Championship games in Elmira (Bishop Kearney, Cardinal O’Hara, Corning, Elmira, Horseheads, Inwood, Sacred Heart, Seton Catholic) – 10:00/11:45/1:30/6:45, Lansing @ Spencer-Van Etten 4:00