Area schools bid on post-season tournaments

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Arkansas Activities Association recently released the 2016 spring bids for schools wanting to host post-season play. The following are schools in the PCDT coverage area that placed bids.

In basketball, Bay has bid to host the Class 1A Region 2 Regional Tournament slated for February 24-27. Calico Rock is also competing for the bid. Sloan-Hendrix is bidding for the Class 2A North Regional with that being where EPC and Marked Tree would play. Riverview is the only team bidding for the Class 4A East Regional which would see Harrisburg and Trumann playing there.

Izard County and West Side Greers Ferry are bidding for the Class 1A State Tournament, Marmaduke is the only school bidding for the Class 2A State Tournament with Lincoln. Malvern and Riverview all bidding for the Class 4A State Tournament. State tournaments are set for March 1-5.

In baseball, Armorel and Viola are bidding for the Class 1A Region 2 Regional, Marked Tree is bidding for the Class 2A North Regional with Trumann and Lonoke bidding for the Class 4A East Regional. The dates for regional tournaments are May 5-7.

Viola, Lead Hill and Harrison Parks are bidding to host the Class 1A State Tournament, Marked Tree and Parkers Chapel are bidding for the Class 2A State Tournament with Lincoln and Ashdown bidding for the Class 4A State Tournament. These tournament will be played May 12-14 with the state finals being held at Baum Stadium in Fayeteville on May 20-21.

The softball regional tournament bids are the exact same as baseball on the same dates. For the state tournaments, Scranton joins the group from baseball in bidding for Class 1A, the same schools bidding on baseball are also bidding on softball with Brookland, Mena and Lincoln bidding on the Class 4A tournament. The dates are set for May 12-14. The state finals will held at Fayeteville's Bogle Park on May 20-21.

Shiloh Christian and Lonoke are bidding on the Class 4A State Volleyball Tournament to be held October 24-27 and the state finals are set for October 29 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

Jonesboro Bowling Center is bidding on the Class 5A-4A conference tournament to be played February 8-12 as well as the Class 3A-2A-1A State Bowling Tournament to be played on February 17. Conway Family Bowl is bidding on the Class 5A-4A state tournament.

Golf and tennis sites will be selected at the March meeting.

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