The 2018 Tip-off Classic took place at Calaveras High School Sept. 15 and 16. Girls’ basketball teams from Toyon, Jackson, Mark Twain, Jenny Lind, Sonora, Avery and Seven Hills (Nevada City) all took part in the tournament.
Toyon Middle School took first place in the eighth grade division, while Ione finished first in the seventh grade division.
In the eighth grade division, Toyon beat Avery for the championship. Sonora placed third, followed by Seven Hills, Mark Twain and Ione. The all-tournament team consisted of Bailie Clark (Toyon); Brooke Nordahl (Toyon); Kyla Kirk (Avery); Aariah Fox (Avery) and Gracie Bearden (Sonora). Bailie Clark won the shooting contest.
In the seventh grade division, Ione defeated Sonora for the championship. Mark Twain placed third, followed by Toyon, Jenny Lind and Jackson. The all-tournament was made up of Kelsey Patterson (Ione); Lilyahna Carson (Ione); Maddyn Suess (Sonora); Lilly Watkins (Sonora) and Meredith Grotto (Mark Twain). Hannah Emerson, of Jenny Lind, won the shooting contest.