STATEBOUND DRAGONS: Team sendoff set for 11 a.m. today

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The Shelbyville High School Dragon boys basketball team is statebound with a send off for the team set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the school.

Shelbyville ISD classes have been cancelled for Friday with a noon early release on Thursday, March 7 so students and fans can attend Friday's UIL Boys' State Basketall Final Four, according to Ray West, superintendent.

The school will have specially designated tickets for Dragon fans available until 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the high school office as soon as they arrive via special delivery, he said. Tickets are $16 each and cash only, West said.

"We are so proud of our student-athletes and coaches," West said.

He outlined other details related to the game in a letter to students, parents, fans and staff on Monday morning. Please see details in attached letter.


Supt. West's letter:


Dear Students, Parents, Staff, & Community Members:

We are excited to announce that Shelbyville High School's Boys' Basketball team has again advanced to the UIL Boys' State Basketball Tournament Final Four. The Dragons will be playing Hearne High School at the Alamodome on Friday, March 8th at 10:00 a.m., in a 2A State Semi-Final game. The winner of Friday's contest advances to play in the State Championship game on Saturday, March 9th at 1:30 p.m.

To accommodate travel to the game for Dragon supporters, there will be no school held on Friday, March 8th. Also, there will be an early release at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, March 7th. Spring Break will be held the following week on March 11th - 15th, with students returning to school Monday, March 18th.

Shelbyville High School will have specially designated tickets for Dragon fans available for pre-sale until Thursday, March 7th at 11:30 a.m. The pre-sale tickets will be available at the high school office beginning sometime Tuesday (as soon as the tickets are delivered to us via FedEx.) Pre-sale tickets are $16, cash only. Tickets can also be purchased online or at the Alamodome box office for $19 each. The tickets cover admission for both games of Conference 2A Semi-Final session on Friday, March 8th (Martin's Mill versus Gruver at 8:30 am, and Shelbyville versus Hearne at 10:00 am). Children 2 years of age or younger not occupying a seat will be admitted free of charge. Please note the Alamodome has a Clear Bag Policy: To be approved for entry into the Alamodome, bags or purses must be clear, plastic, vinyl or PVC, and cannot exceed 12 inches x 6 inches x 12 inches in size. Small, one-compartment, clutch purses that do not exceed 6 inches x 6 inches x 6 inches (with or without a handle or strap) also will be permitted.

There will be a special send-off for our Dragon Basketball team when they depart at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday

We are so proud of our student-athletes and coaches! Go Dragons, Win State! 

Respectfully yours, 
Ray West

The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935