Cannon County Schools Excited for State Basketball Tournament After 39 Year Break

Mar 11, 2024 at 10:49 am by Chandelar Williams

Woodbury, TN - Cannon County Schools will be dismissing classes early at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2024, to show support for the Cannon County High School Lions Basketball team at the Murfreesboro TSSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament game. The team is set to face Ripley's Tigers at 2:15 p.m. in MTSU's Murphy Center, marking a significant moment for the school.
Bonnie Patterson, Director of Schools, expressed that it's been nearly four decades since the Cannon County High School Lions Basketball team made it to the state tournament, last appearing in 1985. The school is proud and aims to ensure that students and staff can be part of this memorable experience.
To accommodate the early dismissal, students will be provided with lunch before heading home. Families enrolled in the Extended School Program (ESP) can make arrangements at Cannon Elementary and Cannon North, while those at Cannon South can contact Lisa Black at 629-201-4805 for after-school care.
Additionally, the Cannon County Softball game against Central has been rescheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to attend the basketball game and then return to support the softball team in Woodbury afterward. No JV game is scheduled to allow for maximum support at both events.
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