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The Arkansas Activities Association released the names of the school districts who have submitted bids to host state and regional athletic events.

The AAA Board was scheduled to make its final selection at meeting this afternoon at the Holiday Inn Airport in Little Rock.

Magnolia is among several schools looking to host state-wide spring events this year.

In basketball, Magnolia and Harrison have made bids to host the Class 4A State Basketball Tournament, scheduled to begin during the final week of February.

According to the bids, Panther Arena will seat 2,400 fans, while the arena in Harrison will seat 2,200.

Mena was the only school to submit a bid to hold the Class 4A South Region Tournament, set for Feb. 18-23.

In Class 1A basketball, Izard County is the only bidder for the state tournament, while Bradley, Emerson and Caddo Hills have submitted bids to host the Class 1A Region Tournament.

In baseball, the Class 4A State Tournament will be held at either Southside-Batesville, Harrison or Monticello.

Taylor has placed a bid to host both the Class 1A state baseball and softball tournaments, along with Omaha and Ouachita who have placed bids for both event. The Tigers and Lady Tigers apparently will host the Class 1A Region 4 baseball and softball tournaments on their home diamond, since they were the only bidders.

In Class 4A softball, the Magnolia Lady Panthers, Southside-Batesville and Farmington have all submitted bids to host the regional tournament.

The Class 4A State Softball Tournament will be played at either Monticello, Harrison or Southside-Batesville.

In track and field, the Class 4A championships will be held May 2 or May 3 at either Harrison, Nashville or Batesville.

The Class 1A event at Mineral Springs High School on April 30.

Four schools bid for the Class 4A State Volleyball Tournament. They included Morrilton, Batesville, Lonoke and Valley View.

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