2023 WYMT Food City Mountain Basketball Classic field announced

Published: Apr. 26, 2023 at 5:31 PM EDT
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HINDMAN, Ky. (WYMT) - In seven months, basketballs will once again be bouncing all over the mountains and it’ll be time for the 37th Annual WYMT Food City Mountain Basketball Classic presented by Kentucky Farm Bureau and sponsored by ARH.

For the first time in event history, eight girls teams will be competing in the tournament, to pair with the eight boys teams.

Defending champions Corbin (girls) and Harlan (boys) will be back to compete for the trophy.

“I think the problem in the past has been restrictions on the time limits,” said WYMT Food City Mountain Basketball Classic committee chairman Archie Everage. “We’ve been able to get so many games in within the same week. Creating a lot more games creates a lot more expense so we wanted to do this gradually and make sure that we done it right. COVID set us back about three years. I think we’re there. The committee has agreed and we’ve come up with a really good plan to implement having eight teams.”

The WYMT Food City Mountain Basketball Classic will be played from Dec. 4-9 at Knott County Central High School.

Weekday broadcast of WYMT Mountain News at 11

The participating teams are below:


Corbin Lady Redhounds

2023 record: 22-10 (50th District Champions/13th Region Semifinalist)

Jackson County Lady Generals

2023 record: 22-10 (13th Region All “A” Champions/13th Region Finalist)

Knott Central Lady Patriots

2023 record: 23-10 (14th Region Champions)

Knox Central Lady Panthers

2023 record: 23-6 (51st District Champions)

Martin County Lady Cardinals

2023 record: 26-6 (57th District Champions/15th Region Semifinalist)

North Laurel Lady Jaguars

2023 record: 30-7 (13th Region Champions)

Owsley County Lady Owls

2023 record: 23-9 (56th District Champions)

Perry Central Lady Commodores

2023 record: 17-11


Clay County Tigers

2023 record: 15-16

Floyd Central Jaguars

2023 record: 19-9

Harlan Green Dragons

2023 record: 24-8 (13th Region All “A” Champions)

Harlan County Black Bears

2023 record: 27-6 (52nd District Champions)

Knott Central Patriots

2023 record: 13-18

Letcher Central Cougars

2023 record: 22-11 (53rd District Champions/14th Region Semifinalist)

Martin County Cardinals

2023 record: 24-11 (15th Region Champions/15th Region All “A” Champions)

Perry Central Commodores

2023 record: 20-15 (14th Region Finalist)