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Pete Hyde Coaches vs. Cancer Girls Basketball Tournament Kicks Off

A big weekend of high school basketball tipped off this morning with the start of the Pete Hyde Coaches vs. Cancer tournament.
A big weekend of high school basketball tipped off this morning with the start of the Pete Hyde Coaches vs. Cancer tournament. The competition features varsity and junior varsity girls basketball teams from 12 schools over two days at Johnson City Middle School. The tournament was named for long-time Maine Endwell girls basketball coach Pete Hyde.

For the past 4 years, it has also been a fundraiser with all net proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Coordinator Tim Pierce says in addition to local schools, teams from Liverpool and Athens, Penn. are playing.

"It's an opportunity for kids to play against teams they don't normally see. So, all around, we think it's a win-win for the girls and for the charity," said Pierce.

The teams also donate money they've raised for the Cancer Society. The one that raises the most gets the Kelly O'Day award in honor of a former Chenango Forks basketball player who lost her life to cancer. Day two begins at 10:30 Saturday morning. This evening, the Stop DWI boys basketball tournament gets underway at the Veterans Memorial Arena.
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