Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame will be sponsoring its 11th annual Meijer Hall of Fame Classic high school basketball tournament at Reeths-Puffer High School.

The two-day event is scheduled for Dec. 27-28. This highly anticipated prep tournament has returned more than $100,000 to its competing schools since 2002.

A Hall of Fame girls basketball tournament began in 2010 and will be at Mona Shores High School. That tournament will be Dec. 20-21.

For years, the Muskegon vs. Muskegon Heights basketball game was the backbone of the event.

This year, with the uncertainty of the Muskegon Heights athletic program earlier this year, the Hall of Fame board decided to reach out and broaden the scope of the tournament with the addition of strong programs Westland John Glenn, Grand Rapids Christian, East Kentwood and Grand Haven.

Here is the schedule for the 2012 Meijer Hall of Fame Classic boys basketball tournament at Reeths-Puffer High School:

Thursday, Dec. 27
6 p.m.: Grand Rapids Christian vs. East Kentwood
7:30 p.m.: Muskegon vs. Westland John Glenn

Friday, Dec. 28
6 p.m.: Grand Haven vs. Westland John Glenn
7:30 p.m.: Muskegon vs. East Kentwood