Thanksgiving has come and gone. I hope everyone had a great time with your family. I can’t believe we’re less than three weeks from our Christmas break! In basketball news, the JH teams hosted the Lohn Eagles on Monday night. The Lady Indians, led by top scorer Lexi Wagner, defeated the Lady Eagles 23-20. The Indians, led by J.D. Bell, defeated the Eagles 40-15. On Tuesday night, the Varsity Lady Indians traveled to Marble Falls to play the Lady Flames. The Lady Indians played well, but the Flames were too much to handle. The Lady Indians traveled to the Harper Tournament over the weekend and the Indians traveled to the Gustine Tournament. The Lady Indians played Sonora and Junction on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, they defeated the Lady Buffaloes of Utopia. Talli Morrison led the team with 24 points. With an extremely difficult pre-district schedule, the Lady Indians are gaining lots of experience as they prepare for district play. The Indians defeated May JV on Thursday. They were defeated by Gustine in a close game on Friday night. On Saturday, they captured the third place trophy with a decisive victory over Granbury NCTA. Robert Brewer led the team with 30 points and was also named All-Tournament. The 25th Annual Cherokee Basketball Tournament is this weekend. Come enjoy some great basketball and get some delicious food at the concession stand. I’ve never been to a school that is known for its concession stand and hospitality room like Cherokee! Visiting coaches and referees are always complementing Keith Davis and the pit crew. I’ve known a ref or two (or more) to take a doggy bag home with them at the end of the day! Parents, please send all drinks and food items to school by 8:00 a.m. on the day your child(ren) signed up for. The tournament bracket will be posted outside of the gym. The Penny Wars are ongoing. Remember to bring your pennies to fill your jar and fill the other teams’ jars with silver coins and paper money! Don’t forget that pennies are positive and silver and paper money is negative! All proceeds will benefit the school’s Relay for Life team. Upcoming events:12/3 JH vs Eden 6:0012/4 VG at Blanco 6:3012/6-12/8 25th Annual Cherokee Basketball Tournament12/10 JH at Richland Springs 6:0012/11 Elementary UIL at Rochelle12/11 4-H meeting at the Home’s library 6:3012/12 JH UIL at Lohn12/13 Cherokee Christmas Program12/14 HS at Lometa 6:3012/17 JH at Menard 6:0012/18 VG at Evant 6:30; VB vs Lometa 6:3012/20-1/7 Christmas Break12/21 VG vs Blanco 6:3012/27-12/28 VB at Priddy Tournament12/31 VG at Harper 12:00 p.m.