After a brief break for Christmas, tournament mania restarts.

Windsor begins things by hosting its annual tournament beginning at 3 pm on Thursday with a four game schedule.

The Day One Schedule

3 pm…Maria Carrillo vs. San Marin

4:30…Palo Alto vs. Washington

6 pm…McKinleyville vs. Northgate

7:30…Windsor vs. Kennedy (Richmond)

Maria Carrillo is off to a promising 6-3 start.    The Pumas have had a problem getting by an opening game in a tournament.   They lost the opener in the Ukiah and REIBT tournament in Healdsburg and in both went on to win the next two to take the Consolation Championship.

San Marin is 3-0 against Sonoma County teams with wins over, Cardinal Newman, Casa Grande and Sonoma Valley.   The win over Cardinal Newman was the opening round of the Rose City in which they finished second.

After dropping two of three in the Casa Grande tournament last week, Windsor is 5-3.  

The tournament runs through Saturday.

The Windsor tournament is just a tip of the iceberg of another busy weekend.

Also starting today is the Bambauer Holiday Classic in Kentfield which Sonoma Valley and Casa Grande are entered.

Sonoma Valley, who is off to a 2-6 start, meets Lincoln of San Francisco at 12:30 pm.

Casa Grande is 5-3 and coming off a second place finish in its own tournament meets Miramonte at 2 pm.

Elsie Allen is also in action on Thursday when they meet Rodriguez of Fairfield, who is the host school of a tournament called the Holiday Stampede.  Getting the home team in the opening round of a tournament is usually a tough draw and for Elsie Allen, who is off to a 5-3 start this season, that is the case.  Rodriguez has started the season 7-1.

More tournaments get going on Friday, which includes the Montgomery Boys heading to Southern California for a four game National Prep Classic in Santa Maria.

The tournaments also include on the Girls side the West Coast Jamboree which will involve eight different local teams in seven brackets spread over the East Bay.

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