After a year off because of COVID-19, the Schoenbar Shootout returned on a limited scale last year. This year, the Middle School basketball extravaganza is back in full force with 42 games scheduled over three days at Schoenbar Middle School and Fawn Mountain Elementary.

“Absolutely, we are excited to have everybody here this year,” tournament director Beth Sandefur said. “It is the largest tournament for middle schools in Southeast. We were so sad during COVID that we couldn’t have it. We had it last year, but it had to be on a small scale because there was a restriction on capacity in the gym and we couldn’t house teams at the school, so they had to fund raise to stay in hotels.”