H.S. BASKETBALL | King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic Begins Tuesday

12/19/2017 02:27 PM

The annual King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic begins Tuesday at Fairdale High School.

This year’s high school boys basketball tournament features 16 teams, some of which are from Kentucky, while others are from out of state.

The first round of games will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at the school. The tournament will conclude on Saturday night at 7:30 ET with the tournament championship game inside Fairdale’s west gym.

Last year, the Trinity took home the title of “King of the Bluegrass” champion.

This year, the Shamrocks will begin their quest to repeat starting on Tuesday at 7:30 ET against Anderson County.

Anderson County will of course be hoping to beat Trinity Tuesday, but it is not the only one. Another team hoping to outlast the Shamrocks, and every other team in the tournament, is Fairdale.

The host school’s boys basketball program is currently 5-1 on the season and will begin its quest to be named the “King of the Bluegrass” on Tuesday at 6 ET when it plays Bowling Green.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.

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