ANTWERP – Antwerp’s MAC Gym winter basketball league started for area boys and girls teams last Saturday.

Teams in grades three through six are participating all day on Saturday, and on Monday and Tuesday evenings. A total of 56 teams are traveling to play in Antwerp, now through January, from six counties in two states.

Communities participating from Indiana this year include Woodlan from Allen County and Butler Eastside from Dekalb County. Teams from Ohio will include Bryan and Edgerton from Williams County; Convoy Crestview and Van Wert Lincolnview from Van Wert County; Ayersville, Defiance, Fairview and Tinora from Defiance County; and Divine Mercy, Antwerp, Paulding and Wayne Trace from Paulding County.

Games are played by fifth grade boys and girls teams and sixth grade girls teams on two courts from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Mondays bring third and fourth grade boys from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Tuesdays host third and fourth grade girls from 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Complete schedules can be found at