The Times-Reporter

BERLIN — If you are into high-caliber high school girls basketball, the Perry Reese Center is where you should be this weekend.

Twenty games over a span of three days are on tap as the eighth annual Classic in the Country Challenge will take place in the rolling hills of Holmes County.

In addition to the host Hiland Hawks, West Holmes will be the other area representative.

The event kicks off Saturday morning when Minerva takes on Minster at 10.

The first day will conclude at 8:30 p.m., when the Hawks battle Columbus Africentric in a rematch of the many clashes they had in the Division IV regional and state tournament.

West Holmes will battle Cincinnati Indian Hill at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Hiland and Walsh Jesuit will close the eighth annual event with an 8:30 p.m. meeting.

The field is comprised of schools from all four divisions in Ohio plus a pair of out of state teams: duPont Manual, Ky., and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Division I schools include Canton McKinley, Cincinnati Princeton, Cincinnati Sycamore, Columbus Brookhaven, Twinsburg, Toledo Central Catholic, Toledo Start, Fairborn, Midpark, Newark, North Canton Hoover, Warren Howland, Liberty Township Lakota East, Wadsworth and West Chester Lakota West.

Division II teams will include Cincinnati Indian Hill, Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown, Springfield Kenton Ridge, Minerva, Walsh Jesuit and West Holmes.

Columbus Africentric and Orrville are the Division III representatives, while Canal Winchester Harvest Prep, Minster, Fort Loramie and Hiland are Division IV reps.

Single-day admission and three-day passes will be available at the gate.