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Knights, Pacers, Shiners and Tigers in Annual January Basketball Tournament

Now in its 18th year, the River Town Classic Basketball Tournament runs Tuesday through Saturday, January 2 through 6.  The girls and boys Lawrenceburg Tigers, Rising Sun Shiners, South Dearborn Knights and Switzerland County Pacers will play in this annual competition, in addition to the freshman girls team from East Central High School.

Sponsors of the 2018 Classic are Dearborn County Hospital Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, who will provide players and cheerleaders from each team with commemorative T-shirts.  Dearborn County Hospital Physical Therapy provides trainer coverage and Beacon provides medical coverage during the games. 

South Dearborn High School’s Athletic Director, Ryan Walston, noted, “I believe that the competing schools are closely matched in talent and I expect a competitive tournament.  It’s going to be exciting to watch.”

The 2018 River Town varsity basketball schedule is as follows at South Dearborn High School in Aurora. 

Wednesday, January 3
6:00 p.m., Switzerland County vs. South Dearborn - girls
8:00 p.m., Lawrenceburg vs. Rising Sun - girls

Thursday, January 4
6:00 p.m., Switzerland County vs. South Dearborn - boys
8:00 p.m., Lawrenceburg vs. Rising Sun - boys

Friday, January 5
6:00 p.m., consolation game - girls
8:00 p.m., championship game - girls

Saturday, January 6
5:30 p.m., consolation game - boys
8:00 p.m., championship game - boys


The schools’ pep bands will perform prior to their teams’ games.  Switzerland County’s band will perform before the first game Wednesday night, followed by the Lawrenceburg band prior to the second game.  South Dearborn’s band plays before the first game Thursday night, followed by Rising Sun’s band before the second game.

Cheerleaders will compete between the boys’ consolation and championship games on January 6. The winning and runner-up cheerleading teams will be announced during halftime of the championship game.

The All-Tournament Basketball Teams and MVPs will be announced following their respective championship games.

South Dearborn High School is located at 5770 Highlander Place, off State Route 350.  Single session tickets are $6 each.  An all session pass is $10 per person.  Tickets can be purchased at the respective high schools and will also be sold at the door.  For more information, please call SDHS at 812-926-3772.

The eight varsity games plus the cheerleading competition will be broadcast live on Eagle Country 99.3 FM, and presented as live video webcasts at

Junior varsity basketball games will also be played that week.  There is a separate admission charge for these games.  Teams, dates and locations are as follows:

Tuesday, January 2, at Switzerland County High School
6:00 p.m., Switzerland County vs. South Dearborn - girls
7:30 p.m., Switzerland County vs. South Dearborn - boys

Tuesday, January 2, at Rising Sun High School
6:00 p.m., Lawrenceburg vs. East Central freshman - girls
7:30 p.m., Lawrenceburg vs. Rising Sun - boys

Saturday, January 6, at Lawrenceburg High School
10:00 a.m., championship - girls
11:30 a.m., championship - boys

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