Gyms will be rocking once again as Luther College and Decorah High School host the fourth annual border battle between basketball squads from Iowa and Minnesota beginning Saturday, Dec. 7. Additional play dates include Saturday, Dec. 14, Saturday, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 8.

Twelve girls’ and 13 boys’ games will be played between the first 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 through the day. Children 5 and under are free.

The schedule for Saturday, Dec. 7, at Luther College is: Decorah vs. Fillmore Central (girls), 9 a.m.; Postville vs. Lanesboro (girls), 10:30 a.m.; MFL MarMac vs. Fillmore Central (boys, 12 p.m.); Postville vs. Lanesboro (boys), 1:30 p.m.; Oelwein vs. Leroy-Ostrander (boys), 3 p.m.; Kee vs. Leroy-Ostrander (girls), 4:30 p.m.; South Winn vs. Mabel-Canton (girls), 6 p.m. and Kee vs. Mabel-Canton (boys), 7:30 p.m.

Games scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14, at Luther College include: Crestwood vs. Spring Grove (girls), 9:30 a.m.; Charles City vs. Schaeffer Academy (girls), 11 a.m.; New Hampton vs. St. Charles (girls), 12:30 p.m.; Luther College vs. UW-Platteville (women), 2:30 p.m.; Central Elkader vs. Kingsland (girls), 4:30 p.m.; Turkey Valley vs.  Houston (girls), 6 p.m.; and MFL MarMac vs. Grand Meadow (girls), 7:30 p.m.

On tap for Saturday, Dec. 14, at Decorah High School are Crestwood vs. Spring Grove (boys), 12 p.m.; Central Elkader vs. Schaeffer Academy (boys), 1:30 p.m.; New Hampton vs. Kingsland (boys), 3 p.m.; Turkey Valley vs. Houston (boys), 4:30 p.m.; and South Winn vs. Grand Meadow (boys), 6 p.m.

Playing at Luther College Saturday, Dec. 21 are: Decorah JV vs. Rushford-Peterson JV (girls), 10 a.m.; Decorah vs. Rushford-Peterson (girls), 11:10 a.m.; Forest City JV vs. Rushford-Peterson JV (boys), 12:40 p.m., Forest City vs. Rushford-Peterson (boys), 1:50 p.m.; Decorah JV vs. Caledonia JV (boys), 3:20 p.m.; Decorah vs. Caledonia (boys), 4:30 p.m.

The Osage junior varsity and varsity girls’ squads will face off with Caledonia beginning at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Luther College.