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New Arena at Melbourne to host state tournament

Thursday, January 22, 2009

How's the best way to show off a brand-new 1,850 seat gymnasium?

If you're Melbourne High School, you host a state basketball tournament.

The Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) announced its selection of sites for postseason tournaments in basketball, baseball and softball Jan. 15.

And the Melbourne Bearkatz received the right to host the Class 2A State Basketball Tournament at the sparkling new Arena at Melbourne. The tournament is set for March 3-7.

In softball, Izard County High School will once again play host to the Class 1A Region 2 Softball Tournament, while Melbourne is set to host the Class 2A North Region Softball Tournament. Those tourneys are set to run from April 25-29.

Following is a breakdown of state and regional sites for basketball, baseball and softball involving teams from our area:

Basketball

State tournaments March 3-7:

Class 4A: Dollarway (Pine Bluff CC)

Class 3A: Riverview

Class 2A: Melbourne

Class 1A: Greers Ferry-West Side

Regional tournaments Feb. 25-28:

Class 4A East Region: Heber Springs

Class 3A Region 3: Bergman

Class 2A North Region: Cedar Ridge

Class 1A Region 2: Bay

Baseball

State tournaments May 1-4:

Class 4A: Nashville

Class 3A: Parkers Chapel

Class 2A: White Hall

Class 1A: Taylor

Regional tournaments April 25-29:

Class 4A East Region: Jonesboro Westside

Class 3A Region 3: Tuckerman

Class 2A North Region: No bid

Class 1A Region 2: No bid

Softball

State tournaments May 1-4:

Class 4A: Farmington

Class 3A: Bergman

Class 2A: Rogers Parks and Recreation

Class 1A: White Hall

Regional tournaments April 25-29:

Class 4A North Region: Clarksville

Class 3A Region 3: Tuckerman

Class 2A North: Melbourne

Class 1A Region 2: Izard County



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