Basketball
Marshall County Daily Logo
Serving Marshall County KY

4OUR GALLERY OF GLORY
Check out great sports pics HERE...
WANT MORE?
Go to Ann's SmugMug site HERE...
Friday
Apr 18th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Marshall to partner with new McCracken County High School for Hoopfest event

E-mail Print PDF

hoopfest1BENTON - The national success of Marshall County's Hoopfest is well known and not un-noticed on officials at the new McCracken County High School which prompted them to reach out to Marshall County's Special Events Coordinator, Dan Hudson, wanting to do a big event such as the Hoopfest to kick off the first year of their new school.

"They are wanting to do a big event and sought us out for information on the Hoopfest", Hudson said. "What better way to do that than to seek out a school locally that has such a successful event as the Hoopfest."
Thus, a partnership has been formed and Marshall County will partner with McCracken County for what may be the first of many Hoopfest events sponsored by the two school systems. 
McCracken County's Hoopfest will take place January 10-11, 2014 while the Marshall County Hoopfest will remain in December with the 2013 Hoopfest set for December 6-7.
According to Hudson, the Marshall County slat of teams is close to being set with Huntington Prep committing to both the Marshall and McCracken Hoopfests. Huntington Prep Coach Rob Fulford is already grooming his next star in Montaque Gill-Caesar, the current 6'5" sophomore who plays in the shadow of this year's Hoopfest favorite Andrew Wiggins. Gill-Caesar is also a product of Canada, moving to West Virginia this season and reportedly already has offers on the table from Ohio State, West Virginia and Central Florida with interest from Kentucky and Baylor.
The 2012 Hoopfest has proven to be the all-time most successful according to Hudson, who said the cost to put on the event is approximately $86,000. The December 2012 Hoopfest raised $60,880 in sponsorship money which Hudson says we could never do it without our sponsors. Sixteen different school athletic teams and clubs brought in $39,765 in profits and that combined with the school's profit of $36,000 brought in over $75,000.
Not only does the school profit, but the community as a whole, as an intake of approximate 1.6 million has been estimated by the Marshall County Tourism office.
Chris Garrett is the new McCracken County High School Athletic Director and just yesterday made the announcement of their new basketball coaches with Burlin Brower of Heath getting the boy's job and Lone Oak's Josh Barnett named the new girl's head coach.

  

 

Inside Sports with MCDaily

Image Elliott selected to All-State Band, second straight year
Monday, 10 February 2014
LOUISVILLE - Zach Elliott represented the Marshall County High School Band program at the annual Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) All... Read more...
Image A big league experience for Marshals at Busch Stadium
Thursday, 10 April 2014
ST. LOUIS - On a picture-perfect spring day Wednesday, the Marshall baseball team walked onto the field at Busch Stadium following the Cardinals-Reds... Read more...
Image Marshall County Basketball celebrated 2013-14 season at Awards Banquet
Friday, 28 March 2014
GILBERTSVILLE - Basketball season officially came to an end with the Marshall County Basketball Awards Banquet Thursday evening at the Kentucky Dam... Read more...
Image Competition Cheer squad earns Grand Champion
Monday, 13 January 2014
ST. CHARLES, MO - Marshall County's Competition Cheer squad competed in the 2014 NCA St. Louis Classic Sunday at the Family Arena in St. Charles,... Read more...
Image Cross Country runners earn All Area 1 honors
Tuesday, 17 December 2013
DRAFFENVILLE - Ten Marshall cross country runners were named to the All-Area 1 team, ranking them in the top 10 in our area.Jacob Carnine was named... Read more...
Image Three Marshall County teams quality for the KHSAA State Bass Fishing Tournament
Sunday, 06 April 2014
KUTTAWA - Marshall County placed three teams in the top 14 that will advance to the KHSAA State Bass Fishing Tournament hosted by Murray State... Read more...
Image Marshall County football coach Ron Barnard resigns position
Friday, 28 February 2014
DRAFFENVILLE - Marshall County High School head football coach Ron Barnard resigned on Friday, effective immediately. Coach Barnard has been with the... Read more...
Image Henrickson wins Golfweek Fall Tour Championship
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
NASHVILLE, TN - Reigning Region 1 girls golf champion Cayce Hendrickson took her talents to the Golfweek Fall Tour Championship at the Hermitage Golf... Read more...
Image Marshall Mountain Bike Team claims Tennessee State Championship
Sunday, 17 November 2013
GALLATIN, TN - There's a new State Championship team at Marshall County High School, but not in Kentucky, in Tennessee. The Marshall County High... Read more...
Image Racers advance to CIT title game against Yale
Wednesday, 02 April 2014
MURRAY - The Murray State Racers advanced to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament championship game with a 98-75 win over the Pacific Tigers at the CFSB... Read more...
Image Wagner signs to play soccer for Berea College
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
DRAFFENVILLE - Garrison Wagner signed to play soccer for Berea College on Wednesday at the high school, becoming the third Marshall soccer... Read more...
Image Lady Marshals play six games in Fort Walton's Florida Beach Bash
Saturday, 12 April 2014
FORT WALTON BEACH, FL - Playing softball in Fort Walton Beach, FL, isn't a bad way to spend the week which is what the Lady Marshals did in the... Read more...
Image STATE CHAMPS: Marshall 2 Special Olympic basketball team wins state title in Louisville
Monday, 10 March 2014
LOUISVILLE - For the second straight year, the Marshall 2 Special Olympics basketball team made the trip to Louisville for the Special Olympics... Read more...
Image Swim team celebrates season, accomplishments, records and seniors at banquet
Wednesday, 02 April 2014
BENTON - The Marshall County High School Swim Team held it's annual end-of-season banquet Friday night, March 28 at 6:30 pm at Benton First United... Read more...
Image Tennis team seeing big improvements this spring, new team members adding to success
Thursday, 27 March 2014
DRAFFENVILLE - Marshall County tennis kicked their season off on March 17th against Paducah Tilghman and are five matches into their season. The... Read more...
Image Strong results at Hopkinsville for the Marshall track team
Monday, 14 April 2014
HOPKINSVILLE - Several Marshall track and field athletes had a stellar day at the Hopkinsville Invitational track meet Saturday. Read more...
Image Marshall Stars win championship in Nashville
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
NASHVILLE - The Marshall Stars 3rd grade boys travel team recently became 3rd grade division champions in the "March Madness" tournament in... Read more...
Image Ballard Memorial closes out Marshall County volleyball season with 1st Region Tournament opening round win
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
BARLOW - Ballard Memorial ended the Marshall County Volleyball season Monday in the first round of the 1st Region Tournament at Ballard winning 3-1... Read more...

Sports Sponsors

Banner

Visit these sites for schedules, rosters and more











 

More:
Mid-Continent University
University of Evansville