Sentinel alumni cagers

TICONDEROGA - The 11th annual Best Fourth in the North Alumni Basketball Tournament will return to Ticonderoga April 4.

"For more than a decade the basketball alumni have gathered at the Ticonderoga High School gym to help support the Best Fourth in the North basketball tournament," said Ti Supervisor Bob Dedrick, who chairs the event. "This year is no exception. Alumni who graduated in the early (19)80s to the most recent grads all converge at the gym to renew friendships, relive memories, get a chance to pit their skills against common opponents and help raise funds for the Fourth of July celebration."

Players are asked to come to the school at 11 a.m.

The tournament, featuring former Ticonderoga High School cagers, will begin at noon in the school gym with three-point shooting contest at 11:30 a.m.

The day will feature four games, the final two the consolation and championship games.

"Last year saw four tremendous games with the most senior squad once again being victorious," Dedrick said. "Roster members included Gary Manning, Bobby Dedrick, Jamie Rockhill, Dan Dorsett, Fred Merrill, Steve Boyce and F.P. Tierney. The cry from the younger players is that the 'Seniors reign is over'."

The annual event serves as an unofficial reunion and a fundraiser for the community's annual Fourth of July celebration.

"This event continues to be is an annual fund raiser for the Fourth of July," Dedrick said. "As in the past an admission fee is collected and it is hoped that the community will help support this organization and salute the former players and the referees who so generously devote their time."

The July 4th celebration committee will refreshments.

There will also be a raffle.

All proceeds will go toward Ticonderoga's 2008 Fourth of July celebration.

For more information contact Dedrick at 585-7408.

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