Owego to host third annual Sibley hoops tournament this weekend


OWEGO — For 50 years Charlie Sibley coached, guided, inspired and mentored youngsters from Tioga County. On Aug. 24, 2020, he passed away from complications due to a stroke. A stalwart in the basketball world, and well-respected among his peers, Sibley illustrated the selfless man.

In honor of Coach Sibley and his legacy, the OFA Boys and Girls Basketball program is holding the third annual Charlie Sibley Memorial Basketball Tournament on Dec. 1-3 at Owego Free Academy.

“OFA Basketball hopes to hold this tournament for the next 50 years,” a press release said.

This year’s field includes Elmira, Maine-Endwell, Ithaca and Owego on the girls side, and Elmira, Union-Endicott, Moravia and Owego on the boys side.

Coach Sibley was an institution in the Owego community. Proceeds from this tournament will continue that legacy for years to come as OFA Basketball begins the Charlie Sibley Scholarship Fund — a scholarship awarded each year to a deserving male and female basketball player.

For further information please contact Chris Evans at [email protected] or Luke McEvoy at [email protected].

Friday, Dec. 1
6 p.m.
Girls JV – Ithaca vs. Owego, OAMS Gym
Girls Varsity – Elmira vs. Maine-Endwell, OFA Gym

7:45 p.m.
Girls JV – Elmira vs. Maine-Endwell, OAMS Gym
Girls Varsity – Ithaca vs. Owego, OFA Gym

Saturday, Dec. 2
Boys JV – Moravia vs. Owego, OAMS Gym
Boys Varsity – Elmira vs. Union-Endicott, OFA Gym

2 p.m.
Boys JV – Elmira vs. Union-Endicott, OAMS Gym
Girls Varsity – Consolation, OFA Gym

4 p.m.
Girls JV – Consolation, OAMS Gym
Boys Varsity – Moravia vs. Owego, OFA Gym

6 p.m.
Girls JV – Championship, OAMS Gym
Girls Varsity – Championship, OFA Gym

Sunday, Dec. 3
1 p.m.
Boys JV – Consolation, OAMS Gym
Boys Varsity – Consolation, OFA Gym

3 p.m.
Boys JV – Championship, OAMS Gym
Boys Varsity – Championship, OFA Gym