With the high school football season officially in the rear view mirror, high school basketball steps to the forefront, beginning with a number of weekend tournaments for the majority of teams in Brown County.

For the Brownwood Lady Lions and Lions, this weekend provides the chance to hone their skills with the start of district action right around the corner.

The Lady Lions will venture to Lubbock to participate in the Caprock tournament, which begins today and runs through Saturday. Brownwood will face Andrews in its tournament opener.

Following the tournament, the Lady Lions will venture to Stephenville on New Yearís Eve in their final outing before District 8-3A action begins Jan. 3 with a visit from Burnet.

The Lions, meanwhile, are headed to the Gatesville tournament where they will get a glimpse of a minimum one district rival. Brownwood will compete in multiple games both Friday and Saturday.

The Lions have a little more time to get ready for 8-3A action as Brownwood will host Early on New Yearís Eve. The Lions will not take the court again until Jan. 10ís district opener at Lampasas.

For Early and Bangs, the Longhorns, Lady Horns, Dragons and Lady Dragons are stepping away from District 6-2A action as the weekend affords the opportunity to work out some kinks.

The Lady Horns are headed to the Lampasas tournament, while the Lady Dragons will compete in the Breckenridge tournament. The Longhorns are making the short drive to the May tournament, while the Dragons will join Brownwood at the Gatesville tournament.

All four teams will be competing on Friday and Saturday.

Both the May Tigers and Lady Tigers will be competing in their tournament, while the Zephyr girls will venture to Eula for tournament action.

The Brookesmith Mustangs and Lady Mustangs are hosting Sidney at 10 a.m. Saturday in doubleheader action, while Blanket is taking off this weekend.