PHS To Host State Volleyball Tournament

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Arkansas Activities Association announced on Thursday, Jan. 15, that Piggott High School will be hosting the 3A state volleyball tournament in late October. The school district had bid on hosting the tournament earlier this year, and the official announcement of sites was released yesterday by the AAA.

The announcement means the Lady Mohawks, perennial participants in the state tourney, will not be required to travel for this year's early rounds and will have the advantage of playing on their home court. The finals for all of the classifications will be played on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 at Hot Springs.

Last year the tournament was held at Harrison, which has hosted many of the recent 3A tournaments, while Harding Academy hosted the previous year at Searcy. There was no bid for hosting the 7A tournament, while Greenwood, Valley View and Mena will host the 6A, 5A and 4A tourneys.

The AAA also announced sites for basketball state and regional's, with Buffalo Island Central named to host the 2A and Manila the 3A regional tournaments for both boys and girls. Meanwhile, the 2A state tournament will be at Pangburn, and the 3A at Cossatot River, located southwest of Hot Springs near the Oklahoma state line.

The regional softball and baseball sites were also named, with Tuckerman hosting the 2A baseball and softball while the 3A regional will be held at the Harrison Parks facility and hosted by Bergman. The state 2A baseball tournament will be at Marked Tree, while the softball tournament will be at Norphlet. The 3A baseball tourney is at Genoa Central and the softball tournament will also be played at Harrison Parks hosted by Bergman.

The following is the complete release from the AAA, which includes all the sports and classes.

BASKETBALL

Region, February 25-28

Class 4A

North: Pottsville

South: Monticello

East: Trumann

Class 3A

Region 1: Danville

Region 2: Rose Bud

Region 3: Manila

Region 4: Fordyce

Class 2A

North: Buffalo Island Central

South: Parkers Chapel

East: Mount Ida

West: Westside Johnson County

Class 1A

Region 1: Scranton

Region 2: Hillcrest

Region 3: Bradford

Region 4: Emerson

State, March 3-7

Class 7A: Springdale at Har-Ber

Class 6A: Siloam Springs

Class 5A: Greene County Tech

Class 4A: Ozark

Class 3A: Cossatot River

Class 2A: Pangburn

Class 1A: Kirby at Nashville

BASEBALL

Region, May 8-11

Class 4A

North: Dover

East: Pocahontas

South: Malvern

Class 3A

Region 1: Lavaca

Region 2: Bald Knob

Region 3: Bergman at Harrison Parks

Region 4: Smackover

Class 2A

North: Tuckerman

West: Hector

East: Palestine-Wheatley

South: Woodlawn

Class 1A

Region 1: Lead Hill at Harrison Parks

Region 2: Armorel

Region 3: South Side Bee Branch

Region 4: Taylor

State, May 14-16

Class 7A: Fayetteville & Bentonville

Class 6A: Texarkana

Class 5A: Harrison

Class 4A: Gosnell

Class 3A: Genoa Central

Class 2A: Marked Tree

Class 1A: Taylor

State Finals, May 22-23

Bid: Fayetteville at University of Arkansas, Baum Stadium

SOFTBALL

Region, May 8-11

Class 4A

North: Dover

East: Pocahontas

South: Dumas

Class 3A

Region 1: Booneville

Region 2: Bald Knob

Region 3: Bergman at Harrison Parks

Region 4: Smackover

Class 2A

North: Tuckerman

West: Hector

East: Palestine-Wheatley

South: Parkers Chapel

Class 1A

Region 1: Lead Hill at Harrison Parks

Region 2: Armorel

Region 3: South Side Bee Branch

Region 4: Taylor

State, May 14-16

Class 7A: Rogers

Class 6A: Marion

Class 5A: Hot Springs Lakeside

Class 4A: Mena

Class 3A: Bergman at Harrison Parks

Class 2A: Norphlet

Class 1A: Armorel

State Finals, May 22-23

Bid: Fayetteville at University of Arkansas, Bogle Park

SOCCER

State, May 14-16

Class 7A: Cabot (boys), Bryant (girls)

Class 6A: Searcy

Class 5A: Hope

Class 4A: No Bid

State Finals, May 22-23

Bid: Fayetteville at University of Arkansas, Razorback Field

TRACK AND FIELD

State, May 4-9

Class 7A: Fayetteville -- May 7

Class 6A: Lake Hamilton -- May 7

Class 5A: Morrilton -- May 7

Class 4A: Heber Springs -- May 5

Class 3A: Prescott -- May 5

Class 2A: Gurdon -- May 4

Class 1A: Trinity Christian -- May 5

MEET OF CHAMPIONS

May 16

Bid: Russellville

DECATHLON-HEPTATHLON

May 20-21

Bid: Cabot

CROSS COUNTRY

November 7

Bid: Lake Hamilton at Oaklawn Park

VOLLEYBALL

State, October 27-29

Class 7A: No Bid

Class 6A: Greenwood

Class 5A: Valley View

Class 4A: Mena

Class 3A: Piggott

State Finals, October 31

Bid: Hot Spring Convention Center

The AAA Board of Directors previously assigned the sites listed below for 2015:

WRESTLING

State, February 20-21

All Classes: Jack Stephens Center, UALR

SWIMMING AND DIVING

State, February 27-28

All Classes: UA-Little Rock

BOWLING

Conference, February 10-13

Class 7A-6A

Central: Millennium Bowl, North Little Rock

West: Fast Lane Entertainment, Lowell

Class 5A-4A

East: Jonesboro Bowling Center

West: All-Fam Bowl, Cabot

Class 3A-2A-1A

East: Conway Family Bowl

West: Bowling World, Fort Smith

State. February 18-19

Class 7A-6A: Jonesboro Bowling Center

Class 5A-4A: Bowling World, Fort Smith

Class 3A-2A-1A: All-Fam Bowl, Cabot

Golf and Tennis Sites will be selected at the Board's March meeting in Hot Springs.

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