MOBI basketball tourneys scheduled

The Marshalltown Noon Optimist Club is sponsoring two youth basketball tournaments for students in grades 5-8.

The girls’ division of the MOBI will be played Jan. 20, 2018, with an entry deadline of Jan. 8; the boys’ tournament will be played Feb. 3, with a deadline of Jan. 22.

Each team is guaranteed three games in pool play, with four teams from each grade qualifying for the championship bracket. Cost per team is $175.

“We encourage coaches to enter their teams as soon as possible,” said MOBI chairperson Larry Park. “We always have a rush of entries as the entry deadlines approach.”

Entry forms may be downloaded from Tournament rules are available, along with the list of teams entered. Coaches may also contact Park at (641) 485-6134 or by email at