North Salem Booster Club’s annual basketball tournament set to return
The North Salem Athletic Booster Club will bring back an annual tradition on Thursday when it kicks off its boys and girls high school basketball tournament at the North Salem High School gym. The North Salem Tigers, along with five other Section One teams, will compete in a three-day competition that will culminate with championship games on Saturday, January 15.
“Our main concern this year is to make sure that all the kids have a good experience,” said Lynn Zoubok, co president of the Booster Club. “This includes complimentary t-shirts for all the athletes from all participating teams and trophies to the winning teams.”
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Zoubok said that year’s tournament will be slightly scaled back. While there is no limit on the number of fans for North Salem teams, only two fans are permitted per player from the other participating schools. In addition, a limited selection of pre-packaged concessions will be available. Still, Zoubok said that the Booster Club is excited to be able to bring back the tournament after not being able to host it last winter.
Girls tournament action kicks off Thursday at 5:00 p.m. when the Tigers face the Carmel Rams at the North Salem High School gym. The Bronxille Tigers will play Peekskill in Bronxville on Friday night.
The boys tournament starts Friday. Action begins at 5:00 p.m. when the Carmel Rams play the Blind Brook Tigers. At 7:00 p.m. the North Salem Tigers will face the Pawling Tigers. (participating teams are tentative and subject to change).
The tournament concludes Saturday with consolation and championship games. The girls consolation game tips off at 10:00 a.m. followed by the boys consolation game at noon. Championship games will immediately follow, with the girls playing at 2:00 p.m. and the boys at 4:00 p.m.
The Booster Club encourages community members to come out and support their North Salem Tigers. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students and children. “We are hoping to see some of our future athletes come out,” said Zoubok. Proceeds from the event will go to help support North Salem’s student athletes.
Correction: a previous version of this article incorrectly said Lynn Zoubok was vice-president of memberships and sponsorships for the Booster Club. Zoubok is the co-president of the Booster Club. We regret the error.