February 12, 2014 Edition

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Lawrence Co.
tradition lives

The 2014 just-ended Lawrence County Basketball Tournament again lived up to the excitement of past years. Lawrence County apparently has one of the few and oldest county tournaments in the state. Attempts by The TD and others to pinpoint the beginning of the tournament have been unsuccessful, but it has existed for many decades.

The tournament once consisted of at least eight schools, including Clover Bend, Lynn, Portia and Strawberry, and is now down to five: Black Rock, Hillcrest, Hoxie, Sloan-Hendrix and Walnut Ridge. Commemorative T-shirts for the tournament stated "The Fab 5" on the front with a listing of the five schools on the back. Next year, the number will be four. continued...

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