March Madness at Westlake Rec Center

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As February comes to a close and March comes in like a Lion, our thoughts turn to longer days, warmer temperatures and of course; MARCH MADNESS!!!!.  The Westlake Recreation Department once again will hold its annual March Madness 3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament.  This year’s event will take place on Thursday March 19th for the girls and Saturday March 21st for the boys.  This tournament is open to any boys and girls in grades 3 thru 8.  The teams will compete in the following age divisions; (3rd/4th), (5th/6th), & (7th/8th).  This is a double elimination tournament as each team is guaranteed at least 2 games.

Each team may have up to and no more than 4 players on their roster.  Obviously any 3 players may play at one given time.  Each game consists of no more than 15 minutes or 15 points whichever comes first.  This tournament again is open to any and all boys and girls in grades 3-8.  Registration packets are available at the Westlake Recreation Center or online at  The forms are located under the sports leagues section.  The cost per team is as follows.  If at least 2 players are members of the Westlake Recreation Center then it is $60.  If not then the cost is $70.  Deadline to register teams is Sunday March 15th.  For more information please contact Jim Dispirito at 440-617-4420.  Last year the tournament had well over 120 teams total for both boys and girls.  So don’t get left out in the cold, join the MADNESS!


Pictured: The girls won last year’s 5th & 6th Grade division, the boys won the 3rd and 4th Grade.

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