Arkansas Activities Association Sets Tourney Sites
Recently, the Arkansas Activities Association announced the sites for postseason play for 2018.
Basketball tournaments sites for both regional and state play were announced. The 3A Region 3 tournament will be played at Melbourne, with the 3A state tourney at Drew Central. The 2A North Regional will be at Marked Tree, while White Country Central will host the 2A state tournament. The 1A Region 2 regional will be at Armorel, while Wonderview (at Morrilton) will host state.
The regionals are scheduled for Feb. 21 to 24; state is Feb. 26 to March 3, and the finals will be played Saturday, March 10, in the Hot Springs Convention Center.
Baseball and softball regionals will be played May 3 to 5, and this year's sites include Bergman (at Harrison Parks) for 3A Region 3, with state at Smackover-Norphlet for both. The 2A North regional for both will be played at EPC with state set at Pangburn. Meanwhile, the 1A Region 2 baseball and softball tournaments will be played at Izard County Consolidated, with both state tourneys being hosted by Mammoth Spring at Mountain Home.
The state finals will be played May 18 and 19 on the campus of the UofA in Fayetteville.
State track meets are set for April 30 to May 5, with the 3A set at Jessieville; the 1A at Mineral Springs and the 2A to be announced. The only regional state meet is the 4A, set to be hosted by Pocahontas.
The meet of champions is set for May 12, at Lake Hamilton.
And, looking well ahead into the next school year—the state volleyball tournaments will be played Oct. 24 to 27. The 3A tournament is being played at Paris, with CRA hosted the 2A and Jonesboro hosting the 5A tourney.