High School Hoops are back! 42nd Annual HAECO Invitational
Local Guildford County High Schools compete this Holiday Season from December 26 to December 28 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex for the Annual HAECO Invitational. The tournament features 8 men’s and women’s basketball teams. While proceeds from the event supporting the schools participating and local charities.
Starting in the 1970s when seven Greensboro Sports Council men had the idea to bring Greensboro basketball teams together for a holiday tournament. In 1970, the Greensboro Coliseum hosted the Big 4 Tournament, an annual affair among Duke, NC State, North Carolina and Wake Forest. These seven Sports Council visionaries realized they could make their vision a reality if they created a similar event among Greensboro’s four city high schools, in 1976, the Little 4 was born.
The HAECO Invitational has expanded to an invitational tournament that covers all of Guilford County. In the last 16 years The Greensboro Sports Council has contributed more that $1.6 million back to its participating schools.
Be a part of this holiday tradition as the HAECO Invitational continues it’s 42nd year at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex December 26- 28. Tickets are on sale now available through the participating schools or at the Greensboro Coliseum Box Office.
This Years Pairings
No. 1 Greensboro Day vs. No. 8 Grimsley (Dec. 26 at 3 p.m.)
No. 4 Dudley vs. No. 5 Northern Guilford (Dec. 26 at 4:30 p.m.)
No. 2 Smith vs. No. 7 Northwest Guilford (Dec. 26 at 6 p.m.)
No. 3 Page vs. No. 6 Ragsdale (Dec. 26 at 7:30 p.m.)
The men’s semifinals begin on Dec. 27, and the final two teams will play in the championship game Dec. 28 at 7 p.m.
No. 1 Northwest Guilford vs. No. 8 Grimsley (Dec. 26 at 2:30 p.m.)
No. 4 Dudley vs. No. 5 Ragsdale (Dec. 26 at 4 p.m.)
No. 2 Northern Guilford vs. No. 7 Smith (Dec. 26 at 5:30 p.m.)
No. 3 Page vs. No. 6 Greensboro Day (Dec. 26 at 7 p.m.)
The women’s semifinals will take place Dec. 27, and the championship is set for Dec. 28 at 5 p.m.