By: Kindra Sarver
As fall sports come to an end, winter sports are preparing for their season. The girls’ and boys’ basketball teams are continuing the newer tradition of Blue and White Night; this event gives the entire community a chance to get a sneak peek of both high school teams. In addition to showcasing the high school teams, Ripley Middle School’s basketball programs will be making an appearance. A fun evening of games, silent auctions, and food can be anticipated.
Senior Eli Casto said, “I look forward to the three-point shoot-out, which I have participated in the past two years.”
Games will take place, such as musical chairs, dribble relay, three-legged race, knock-out, and a three-point shooting contest. Members of the 6th Man are encouraged to participate in every game except the three-point shooting contest, which will be for selected members of the teams.
Girl’s coach John Kennedy said, “The 6th Man’s goal this year is to be more involved in every aspect.”
While all the fun and games are occurring, a silent auction will be held. The prizes have yet to be announced. The silent auction will be held in the lobby.
Taking into consideration that the event will begin at 7 p.m. and is intended to last until midnight, food will be provided. Your Family Restaurant from Kenna will be catering and is preparing spaghetti, salad, and hot rolls.
Tickets for the event will be sold by the teams for $15. If you are a student, however, you may buy a 6th Man shirt for $10 which is your ticket into the event. The shirt is also a ticket to get into every home game free.
Sophomore Jaelyn Hunt said, “The 6th Man never fails to get the entire crowd to cheer along, which makes playing even more enjoyable.”
All of the money received will help fund the teams as they represent Ripley High School’s basketball program in the upcoming season. This community event will be held November 18 in the Ripley High gymnasium.