The Highland School District will host the 4 A East Regional Basketball Tournament Feb. 23-26 bringing 16 teams to the Spring River area.
“There will be eight boy’s teams and eight girl’s teams, and we will know who those teams are after the district tournaments the week of Feb. 14,” Highland School District Superintendent Jeremy Lewis said. “They could be from the same schools or different schools, but the bracket for the 4 A tournament is set up for eight boy’s teams and eight girl’s teams.”
Lewis said the district had submitted a bid and presentation to the Arkansas Activities Association and later learned the district had won the bid.
“We worked on submitting a bid and this year we bid against schools like Blytheville, Lone Oak and Pulaski Academy,” Lewis said. “A presentation was made, and Mr. (Dennis) Sublet spoke on Highland’s behalf. The board voted to send the tournament to Highland,” Lewis said.
This is not the first time the Highland School District has hosted the 4 A tournament, and Lewis said it is not only good for the students, but for area businesses.
“We at the school, we want to hold these tournaments because we like to showcase our facility, our area and we think it is beneficial to our community and businesses. Those are some of the reasons why we do it and to support our young people,” Lewis said.