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Class A state hoops to begin a new era

Starting in 2019, the Class A boys and girls state basketball tournaments will be a combined event


March 15, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Havre's Kaylee Nystrom looks to pass during last Saturday's Class A girls state championship game in the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls. Next March, the girls state tournament will be back in Great Falls, but it will also be combined with the boys state tourney. Class A is shifting to the combined tournament, joining Class AA and B in that format.

Over the last decade and even over the last few years, there have been a lot of changes to high school sports in Montana. But one change hasn't happened quite yet, is a combined state tournament for Class A basketball.

However, that change is coming around the bend, in fact, it will take place next season, as Class A will follow in the footsteps of Class B and Class AA, by combining the boys and girls tournaments in one location. The first ever combined Class A state tournament will take place next March, at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls.

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