On paper, the spring sports state tournaments are scheduled to begin with teams from Maumelle, Maumelle Charter, Central Arkansas Christian and North Little Rock all set to participate.
Scheduled is key here as it assumes the weather will cooperate but a quick glance at the forecast gives every indication that heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected on Thursday.
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With some sports, soccer in particular, rain isn’t much of an issue but lightning and thunderstorms on Thor’s Day is fitting, it isn’t great for athletes.
Also, important to remember, start times are mostly approximate as with any tournament, games can run long and push back start times.
So, with all that in mind, below is the schedule broken down by sport. Games and matches will continue through the week with semifinals set to start on Saturday. State championships will be held next week in Conway. Again, weather permitting.
Rogers Heritage vs. North Little Rock, 10 a.m.
Maumelle vs. Sheridan, 5:30 p.m.
Central Arkansas Christian vs. Melbourne, 5:30 p.m. (At Farmington)
North Little Rock vs. Fort Smith Northside, 2:30 p.m. (At Bryant)
Sheridan vs. Maumelle, 12:30 p.m.
Hot Springs Lakeside vs. Maumelle, Noon (at Paragould)
Central Arkansas Christian vs. Eureka Springs, 11 a.m. (at Weichert Realty Field)
Maumelle Charter vs. Decatur, 7 p.m. (at Equity Bank Field)
Rogers vs. North Little Rock, 4 p.m. (A Fort Smith Northside)
Hot Springs Lakeside vs. Maumelle, 2 p.m. (at Greene Co. Tech)
Life Way Christian vs. Maumelle Charter, 9 a.m. (at FedEx Field)
Central Arkansas Christian vs. Decatur, 5 p.m. (at Equity Bank Field)