Three local junior high basketball teams competed at the James C. Haile State Tournament in Murfreesboro.

The event is usually held over the last two ½ weeks in January each year.

The Macon County Junior High School boys team competed in the AAA bracket. The lost the first game in the 9 team field to North Middle by a final score of 22-26 on January 25th.

The Macon County Junior High girls team competed in a 10 team field in the AAA bracket. On Jan 27th they defeated the West Middle girls team. In the semi-final game, the junior Tigerettes lost to DeKalb Middle on Jan 28th.

The Red Boiling Springs Junior High boys competed in the A boys bracket and had an 18 team deep field. On Jan 18th they faced Thurman Francis Middle and won by a final score of 54-34. The quarterfinal game on Jan 21st was against West Side Middle and they won 27-18. The semi-final was against Carroll-Oakland in Wilson County and the junior Bulldogs fell just short on Jan 28th.

Congratulations to these three teams representing Macon County. (Photos by Barry Kirby and Wally Etheridge)