Arkansas Activities Association cancels remainder of state basketball finals

Arkansas Activities Association cancels remainder of state basketball finals
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - COVID-19 left the 3A, 4A, 5A, & 6A state basketball finals in limbo for nearly a month.

The Arkansas Activities Association made a final decision on Monday. They revealed that the remainder of the state finals are canceled. Several NEA teams will be recognized as state champions for reaching the finals.

- Nettleton (5A Girls - first state championship in program history)

- West Memphis (5A Boys - first state championship since 2005)

- Rivercrest (3A Boys - first state championship since 2011)

- Osceola (3A Boys - first state championship since 2002)

Arkansas State basketball signee Caleb London will also be recognized as a state champion. He was integral to Conway reaching the 6A Boys Finals.

The AAA will have an update on spring sports (baseball, softball, track & field, soccer) at a later date.

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