The Hickory Metro Sports Commission has announced the pairings for the 32nd Annual Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic Tournament scheduled for Thursday, December 27th thru Saturday, December 29th, 2018. The tournament will feature the men’s and women’s teams from eight area high schools competing in the three day event.
In the Men’s bracket, Maiden will be the #1 Seed. Hickory will be #2 and Newton-Conover is #3. The #4 Seed will be Fred T. Foard followed by #5 Bunker Hill, #6 St. Stephens, #7 Alexander Central and #8 South Caldwell. The first men’s game is scheduled to tip-off at 11:30 am on Thursday, December 27th between #2 Hickory and #7 Alexander Central.
On the Women’s side, Bunker Hill will be the #1 Seed. St. Stephens will be #2 and Hickory is #3. The #4 Seed will be Fred T. Foard followed by #5 Newton-Conover, #6 South Caldwell, #7 Alexander Central and #8 Maiden. The first women’s contest will tip-off at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 27th between #2 St. Stephens and #7 Alexander Central.
The Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic has been well known throughout the region and the state of North Carolina as the premier holiday high school event for over 30 years. The Hickory Metro Sports Commission serves as the host organization for the event and distributes the gate receipts among the participating schools. Following the 2017 event, each participating high school received a donation of more than $3,000 for their athletic programs.