Gyms will be rocking as Luther College and Decorah High School host the third annual border battle between basketball squads from Iowa and Minnesota beginning Saturday, Dec. 8. Additional play dates include Saturday, Dec. 15, Saturday, Jan. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 2.

Ten boys and 14 girls games will be played between the two dates, with each featuring a team from Iowa and one from Minnesota. Cost is $5 for adults and students and is good for both venues throughout the day. Children 5 and under are free.

Schedule for Saturday, Dec. 8, at Luther College is: Kee High vs. Lanesboro (boys), 9:30 a.m.; Postville vs. Riceville (boys), 11 a.m.; MFL MarMac vs. St. Charles (girls), 12:30 p.m.; Luther College vs. UW-River Falls (women), 2 p.m.; Luther College vs. Crown College (men), 4 p.m.; Cedar Falls vs. Rochester Century (girls), 6 p.m.; Decorah vs. Rushford-Peterson (boys), 7:30 p.m. 

Games scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Decorah High School include: Central Elkader vs. Houston (boys), 10 a.m.; Central Elkader vs. Lanesboro (girls), 11:30 a.m.; Kee High vs. Houston (girls), 1 p.m.; Decorah JV vs. Fillmore Central JV (girls), 2:30 p.m.; Decorah vs. Fillmore Central (girls) 3:45 p.m.; South Winn vs. Rushford-Peterson (girls), 5:15 p.m.

Schedule for Saturday, Dec. 15, at Luther College will be: Charles City vs. Spring Grove (boys), 10 a.m.; New Hampton vs. Schaeffer Academy (boys), 11:30 p.m.; Crestwood vs. Kingsland (boys), 1 p.m.; Luther College vs. Cornell (men), 3 p.m.; Turkey Valley vs. Lyle-Pacelli (boys), 4:45 p.m.; Oelwein vs. Grand Meadow (boys), 6:15 p.m.; South Winn vs. Mabel-Canton (boys), 7:45 p.m.

On tap for Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Decorah High School is: New Hampton vs. Schaeffer Academy (girls), 10 a.m.; Decorah vs. Kingsland (girls) 11:30 a.m.; Charles City vs. Spring Grove (girls), 1 p.m.; Postville vs. Leroy-Ostrander (girls), 2:30 p.m.; Crestwood vs. Grand Meadow (girls), 4 p.m.; Riceville vs. Mabel-Canton (girls), 5:30 p.m.; Turkey Valley vs. Lyle-Pacelli (girls), 7 p.m.

The West Delaware junior varsity and varsity boys’ squads will face off with Caledonia beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Luther College. Scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2, is a contest featuring the junior varsity and varsity girls’ squads of Osage and Caledonia.