Battle at The Villages

  • Archbishop Moeller
    Ohio

    Legendary Coach Carl Kremer returns his team for their second battle. After a sweet sixteen run in 2015 Coach Kremer will bring a strong team that could possibly be an earlyi1vorite to keep the Battle Crown in Ohio (Gahanna Lincoln won in 2015).
  • Ranney School
    New Jersey

    According to tournament competition director and legendary coach Jim Haley "This team could be the most talented and deep team to ever play in the BATV". Can Forr;ner Maryland assistant Tahj Holden, who brings a stable full of young guards, carry the New Jersey tradition winning the second Battle for that state (Pope John XXIII won the inaugural Battle in 2014).
  • New Mission HS
    Massachusetts

    Coach Cory McCarthy's teams have won five state championships over the past 12 years. The 2015 team catapulted a strong Battle performance in 2015 to a State Championship. Returning the Mitchell twins and a cast of strong players Coach McCarthy would love to add a Battle Championship to his teams resume.
  • Cardinal Gibbons HS
    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

  • Archbishop Stepinac
    New York

    The Crusaders are under second year head coach, Patrick Massaroni. Coach Massaroni will lead a young squad to the Battle at the Villages. The team made a run in the Archdiocesan playoffs falling by two in overtime to #1 seed Cardinal Hayes. The Crusaders return a ton of talent, mixed with some new faces feature 10 underclassmen, paired with a couple talented seniors. The team competes in the NYCHSAA 'AA' Division which some say is a top 10 league in the country and the best in New York. The program has a rich tradition that has produced 2 NBA players, over 25 Division 1 players and many overseas athletes in its time. The 2016-2017 Crusaders feature a fast place of play, getting up and down the court. Guard heavy with Alan Griffin (6'6 G), Jorden Means (6'3 G), Ed “Junior” Minaya (5’’11 SG), Payton Hudson (5'11 G), and RJ Davis (5'10 G-Top 80 in his class) mixed with big men Joel Soriano (6’9 C) and Xavier Wilson (6’7 SF) the Crusaders are excited about the tournament and there trip to Florida.
  • Oviedo HS
    Florida

    Legendary FABC Hall of Fame Coach Ed Kershner returns 4 starters from a team the made a deep state tournament run in 2015. Will Oveido be able to improve upon it's 3'd place finish in the inaugural Battle.
  • Tampa Sickles HS
    Florida

    Sickles will continue the tradition of strong teams from the Tampa area participating in the Battle. Another squad that returns 4 starters from a strong 2015 team. Can Sickles find a rhythm to win 3 straight, take a Battle Crown back to Tampa and be the Battle's first in state champion.
  • The Villages Charter School
    Florida

    Coach Colt McDowell will lead a young squad that was within 1.7 seconds of the schools first state tournament victory in 2015. Returning guard sensations Tre Mann and Terry Ivery energize this still young team. Will The Villages parlay it's 2016 Battle experience in to a strong run to Lakleland in the 2016-2017 season.

Tickets on Sale

Monday, October 31st

Battle at The Villages tickets will be available at all Box Office locations or day of game at the event venue.

Sumter County Showcase & Lady Buffalo Challenge tickets will be sold at the door only.

Sumter County Showdown
$8.00 Adult
$4.00 Children (under 6 Free)

Lady Buffalo Challenge
$8.00 Adult
$4.00 Children (under 6 Free)

Battle @ The Villages
$8.00 Noon Session / $8.00 Evening Session
$14.00 All Day Pass
$4.00 Children (under 6 Free)

$38.00 Tournament Pass (All Games)


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Hotel Accommodations

The Waterfront Inn

1105 Lake Shore Drive
352-753-7535
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Hampton Inn

11727 Northeast 63rd Drive
352-259-8246
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The Villages High School
251 Buffalo Trail
The Villages, FL 32162


This event has been funded in part by a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Sumter County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Sumter County Tourist Development Council.