Hartshorne took consolation of its own tournament last year, and now will seek the big prize.
The Pick and Shovel Classic bracket for Dec. 3 through Dec. 8 has been released. The Miners (1-0) fell to Wister, 54-52, in the opening round last year. Hartshorne rebounded and defeated Tushka in the consolation final, 54-27, but the Miners are looking to win this tournament like their female counterparts did last year.
A pair of other locals have their eyes on the prize as well in Class A-No. 11 Clayton and also Wilburton, last year's runner up. The Diggers fell, 66-62, in the championship game to Oktaha.
The following is the complete bracket:
Clayton vs. Mounds, 5:50 p.m.
Hartshorne JV vs. Oktaha, 8:30 p.m.
Hartshorne vs. Wilburton JV, 5:50 p.m.
Tushka vs. Wilburton, 8:30 p.m.
Clayton/Mounds vs. Hartshorne JV/Oktaha, 5:50 p.m.
Hartshorne/Wilburton JV vs. Tushka/Wilburton, 8:30 p.m.
Hartshorne/Wilburton JV vs. Tushka/Wilburton, 5:50 p.m.
Clayton/Mounds vs. Hartshorne JV/Oktaha, 8:30 p.m.
Consolation Final, 2:20 p.m.
Third Place, 5 p.m.
Championship, 7:40 p.m.