Tomorrow is opening day for 8th grade boys’ regional basketball. Coles County rivals Mattoon and Charleston square off at Effingham Junior High at 11:00 a.m., followed by Effingham and Decatur Jefferson.
At Gerard North Mac, Pana plays Piasa Southwestern at 10:00 a.m.
At the T-town Regional, Red Hill plays Lawrenceville at 9:00 a.m., followed by Casey-Westfield and Jasper County, and Cumberland battles Robinson at noon.
At Sidell, Paris Mayo takes on Georgetown Mary Miller at 11:00.
At Monticello, its Arcola and Tolono Unity in the 9:00 a.m. opener, the host school plays Sullivan, and Arthur plays Tuscola.
At the St. Anthony Regional, Altamont meets North Clay in the opener, followed by Hutsonville-Palestine and Oblong.
At Neoga, its Cowden-Herrick vs. Ramsey in a battle of 4 and 5 seeds, followed by Tri-County and Okaw Valley.
At Mulberry Grove Junior High, Pana Sacred Heart takes on Lovejoy.
A triple header at Sigel St. Michael’s: Effingham Sacred Heart plays Newton St. Thomas, Dieterich against Windsor, and Stew-Stras battles Martinsville.
At Danville Schlarman, Shiloh has the 10:00 game with Royal Prairieview.