CARNEY — The date has been set for the 7th annual Carney-Nadeau “Early Bird” Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The tournament will be held the weekend of Dec. 1-2 in the Carney-Nadeau High School gym.

This year’s tournament will be a 12-team, double elimination format with the winning team being awarded a first-place trophy and t-shirts. Second place will also receive a trophy and t-shirts and third will receive a trophy. There will be a separate award for the tournament’s most valuable player.

The games will be two-20 minute halves with running clock except the last two minutes of the first half and last three minutes of the second half. There is a five-minute halftime and 25-point mercy rule will take effect with less than four minutes remaining in the games. 

The entry fee for the tournament is $100 and should be sent, with a roster, to Paul Polfus at Box 55, Carney, MI, 49812. Call-in registrations can be made by calling Polfus at (906) 639-2866 (home), (906) 748-0184 (cell) or (906) 639-2171 ext. 116 (school). The entry deadline is Nov. 27. 

For more information contact Polfus at the numbers listed above or email him at All proceeds from the tournament are go towards the Carney-Nadeau High School basketball programs.