THE SEASON: Begins today and continues through Jan. 25. District tournaments are Feb. 3-7. Region tournaments are Feb. 13, 18 and 21. The state tournament is Feb. 21-March 1. Class 4A and 3A tournaments will be held at Pepin-Rood Stadium and the Class 2A and A tournaments will be held at Ed Radice Sports Complex.
ADMISSION: Regular-season games are $4.
KEY DATES: BOYS _ Nov. 26, Bloomingdale at Gaither; Dec. 3, Berkeley Prep at Clearwater Central Catholic; Dec. 7, Tampa Catholic at Jesuit; Dec. 20, 21 and 23, Student Sports Invitational (pulls area schools as well teams from Calif. and Texas); Jan. 25, Berkeley Prep at Jesuit; Jan. 28 _ Bloomingdale at Brandon. GIRLS _ Nov. 26, Tampa Catholic at Berkeley Prep; East Bay at Brandon; Jan. 7, Clearwater Central Catholic at Berkeley Prep; Jan. 23, East Bay at Durant; Jan. 27, Plant at Durant; Jan. 28, Bloomingdale at Brandon.
PLAYOFFS: The champion and the runner-up from each district advance to the region tournament. The region tournament produces four region champions in each class, which meet in the state tournament.
_ Compiled by Scott Purks, Mike Readling.