The Big Walnut Local School District’s Eagle kick-off to the basketball season, Eagle Madness, never fails to pack the Big Walnut High School Gymnasium for fun, games, and most importantly the introduction of Big Walnut youth recreation and travel boys and girls teams, and Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade, Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity basketball teams and cheer squads.
Last Friday evening it was standing room only as emcee Jake Lozano led the crowd through a host of team introductions games complete with games, music, door prizes, t-shirts, and a half-court shot contest; and the highlight of the evening, as always, was an autograph session by members of the high school boy’s and girl’s varsity basketball teams.
Big Walnut Boys Varsity and JV Basketball open at home on Friday evening, December 2, against Worthington Kilbourne, Freshmen at 4:30, JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30. The girl’s Varsity and JV squad’s home opener is on Saturday, December 3, versus Olentangy Orange, JV at 11:30 Varsity at 1.
For pre-season action, go to bigwalnutathletics.net, click Winter, on the dropdown menu click Basketball, then click a team for that team’s scrimmage schedule.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.