Area Schools Win Coveted State Tournament Bids

January 11th, 2019 (Batesville, AR)— The Arkansas Activities Association met in Little Rock yesterday to determine the 2019 AAA Regional and State Tournament sites. Three local schools were awarded events that are set to take place in the coming months.
Batesville School District will host the 4A State Track meet scheduled for April 30th.
The Southside School District received both the 4A Regional Tournament as well as the State Tournament for Baseball and Softball set to take place on May 2nd through May 4th and May 9th through May 11th. Southside will also host the 4A State Soccer Tournament again this year which will also occur on May 9th through May 11th. Izard County Consolidated School District was awarded the 1A State Basketball Tournament which will take place on February 26th through March 2nd.

“We are extremely grateful to our area school administrators and athletic staff for their willingness to take on events of this kind. Tournaments of this size require a lot of resources and staff to host, however, they have a tremendous economic impact on our community” said Kyle Christopher, Tourism Director at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. “We look forward to partnering with each of these school districts, area restaurants, and lodging facilities to ensure each event is a success and that our visitors from across the state receive a warm welcome.”