Flyin’ to the Hoop returns this weekend after 2021 COVID cancellation

KETTERING — Flyin’ to the Hoop, a premier high school basketball showcase event, is back after being canceled in 2021 because of COVID.

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The 19th annual event generates a $1.9 million economic impact according to the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Flyin’ to the Hoop founder and president Eric Horstman is excited for it to return in 2022.

This year tickets will be available both in person and online ahead of time. Tickets can be purchased at and will be able to be accessed on your phone to get into Trent Arena.

Horstman added that Premier Health will have masks and sanitizing stations set up around Trent Arena in Kettering.

One team that was going to be coming from Arizona had to cancel due to COVID but the local Flyght Academy team will fill that spot for the 8:15 p.m. game Friday night.

Oakwood plays Columbus Africentric Saturday at 1:15 pm. Oakwood is ranked 8th in Division II in Bellbrook is the 4th ranked team in Division I and Tri-Village is ranked 4th in Division IV.

Oakwood plays Columbus Africentric Saturday at 1:15 p.m. Oakwood is ranked 8th in Division II in Ohio.

One of the biggest matchups of the weekend pits undefeated Centerville, the number one ranked team in the state, against SoCal Academy (CA), one of the top teams in the country.

Fairmont is ranked 4th in the state and will close out the weekend with a game against Woodward Monday at 6:30 p.m.

James Rider

James Rider

I was born in Virginia and have moved several times in my life as a member of an Air Force family. I've lived in Virginia, California, Germany, England, and Ohio. I graduated from Centerville High School and then went on to attend Ball State University where I graduated with a bachelor's degree.