Old Prep Basketball State Tournament Programs (1970-72)

Continuing last month's postings of old state tournament programs from the 1940s through the 1960s, presenting state tournament programs from the 1970s. Included in this group is the 1st Overall State Tournament program in 1972. 1970 AAAA-AAA-AA State BKB Program 1970 Class B Boys BKB Program 1970 B State BKB Program 1970 Class A Girls BKB Program 1970 Class B Girls BKB Program 1971 Class AAAA-AAA-AA Boys State Program 1971 Class A-B Boys State Program 1971 Class B Boys State Program 1972 Overall Boys State Program 1972 Class AAAA-AAA-AA Boys … Continue Reading ››

Another Big Shift in AAA Reclassification

Once again, the member schools of the Arkansas Activities Association voted to change how schools are classified for athletic purposes. On Monday, the AAA Governing Body, which makes up almost all of the high schools in the state of Arkansas, voted by a 2/3 majority to created a new system of classification. In short, football will stay the same with the current system of six classes - 7A through 2A. In most other sports (basketball, baseball, softball, golf, track), there will be six classes -- 6A though 1A. Other sports will have smaller classes, but all will start with Class 6A. Since the … Continue Reading ››

A Glance Into Helena-West Helena Central’s Recent Conference Moves

The Arkansas Activities Association's board of directors denied Helena-West Helena Central's appeal Sunday afternoon to remain a member of the 4A-2 Conference during the 2018-20 reclassification cycle.

The AAA board of directors normally meets to hear such appeals just before the AAA holds its annual meeting of the governing body, which takes place at noon Monday in Little Rock.

Central will now move into the 4A-8 Conference for the next two years. The school wanted to remain in the 4A-2 and have Stuttgart make the move to the 4A-8.

From 2000-07, Central remained a member of a Southeast conference (4A-Southeast through 2005, while … Continue Reading ››

Not the Norm Sports – Weightlifting

Since 2015, Alma High School has hosted the annual high school state weightlifting championships in Airedale Arena. More than 50 schools and 400 athletes from all corners of the state take part in the meet. Airedales football coach Doug Loughridge and other coaches agree weightlifting benefits their football programs.

However, weightlifting is not sanctioned by the Arkansas Activities Association.

PREP SPOTLIGHT: Dalton Johnson

Dalton Johnson, a 16-year-old rising junior at Prairie Grove High School, has won four state titles in bass fishing on junior and high school circuits in Arkansas. He teamed up with Reese Jones of Rogers High to win three state championships this past season and finish 11th at the Bassmaster High School National Championship at Kentuky Lake in June.

Old Prep Basketball State Tournament Programs (1967-69)

This is the final post of the day. Later this week, I will post the 1970s and 1980s. Enjoy. 1967 A JrHigh State BKB Program 1969 Class B Girls State Program 1969 Class B Boys State Program 1969 Class AA Jr. Boys BKB Program 1969 Class A Jr. Boys State Program 1969 Class A Girls State Program 1969 AAA-AA State BKB Program 1969 A-B State BKB Program 1968 Class B Girls BKB Program 1968 Class A Girls State Program 1968 B JrHigh State BKB Program 1968 AAA-AA State BKB … Continue Reading ››

Old Prep Basketball State Tournament Programs (1964-66)

We start back with the mid-1960s. 1964 Class A Girls BKB Program 1966 Class AAA Jr. Boys State Program 1966 Class A-B Boys BKB Program 1966 Class A Jr. Boys State Program 1966 B JrHigh State BKB Program 1966 B Girls State BKB Program 1966 AA JrHigh State BKB Program 1966 A Girls State BKB Program 1965 Class B Girls BKB Program 1965 Class AAA-AA Boys State Program 1965 Class A-B Boys BKB Program 1965 Class A Jr Boys BKB Program 1965 Class A Girls BKB Program Continue Reading ››

Old Prep Basketball State Tournament Programs (1955-57)

We stop after 1957 because there are no programs between 1958-63. At least none I could find. 1957 Class B State Boys Program 1957 Class B Girls State Program 1957 Class A State Girls Program 1957 Class A Jr. Boys State Program 1957 Class A Boys State Program 1956 Class B State Girls Program 1956 Class B State Boys Program 1956 Class A State Jr. Boys Program 1956 Class A Boys State Program 1955 Girls BKB State Tourney Program 1955 Class B Jr. Boys BKB State Tourney Program Continue Reading ››

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