Classic in the Country

VIDEO: Classic in the Country – Players to Watch in 2017

“To win the game is great… To play the game is greater… But to love the game is the greatest of all.”

Love basketball? Enjoy watching some of Ohio’s best student-athletes compete? Love homemade noodles? Look no further than the 2017 Classic in the Country Challenge coming January 14-16. This is the 14th edition of the annual showcase for high school girls basketball and once again, it will not disappoint fans who soak in the action.

The lineup for The Classic is always strong and this year is no different as it will feature four players who played in the last two years on the USA national team; 18 of the top 25 ranked Junior players in Ohio; the 5th ranked sophomore player in the nation; and most of the top ranked teams in Ohio (along with a couple powerhouses from Indiana and New Jersey) who are all making the trek to Ohio’s Amish Country to test their skills against the best of the best.

The’s Dave Mast recently sat down with the experts from the Ohio Girls Basketball Report – Tom Jenkins, (Founder), Tenishia Benson (Executive Director/Director of Events), and Bryce McKey (Associate Director/Director of Scouting) to discuss this year’s showcase. In the following video, Bryce McKee runs through which players fans should watch out for in the 2017 Classic in the Country Challenge.



The 2017 Classic in the Country Challenge will take place at the Perry Reese Jr. Community Center at Hiland High School in Berlin, Ohio, January 14-16. This year’s event will showcase 28 teams from Indiana, Ohio and New Jersey, with 20 competitively scheduled games over three exciting days.



  1. Josh Guthrie

    Jan 6, 2017 at 6:27 am

    My dad and I have been going to this event for probably 10 years now. We have been getting a weekend pass and watch all 20 games for 6 years. This is what we look forward to every year. Keep up the great work!!


      Jan 6, 2017 at 8:30 am

      Thanks for the kind words Josh, we love what we do and are grateful for the opportunity to do it. The Classic in the Country Challenge is a showcase that is second to none and the fact that it is nestled next to us in Ohio”s Amish Country makes it all the better!

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