Old Prep Basketball State Tournament Programs (1983-92)

By this time, the AAA archives are pretty bare of state tournament programs. The archives did have a few overall tournament programs during this period, but the rest were provided by Fort Smith sportswriter/historian Leland Barclay and myself.

1992 was the last year of the Overall Tournament. After that, the AAA went to a State Finals format where every championship game was played at one site. It has been at Barton Colesium in Little Rock, the Pine Bluff Convention Center, Verizon Arena in North Little Rock and the Hot Springs Convention Center.

Unfortunately, there are some really good programs from this era that are missing. The biggest ones are the AAAA state and Overall programs in the early 1980s when West Memphis won back-to-back titles. Also missing is the final Overall program in 1992.

1983 Overall BKB Program

1984 AAAA State BKB Tourney Program

1984 Overall BKB Tourney Program

1985 AAAA State BKB Tourney Program

1985 Class AAA State BKB Program

1985 Class A NW Regional BKB Program

1985 Overall BKB Tourney Program

1986 Class AAA Qualifying BKB Program

1986 Class AAA State BKB Program

1986 Overall BKB Tourney Program

1987 Class AAA Qualifying BKB Program

1987 Overall BKB Tourney Program

1988 Class AAA NW Regional BKB Program

1988 Class AAA State BKB Program

1988 Overall BKB Program

1989 Class AAA NW Regional BKB Program

1990 Class AAAA Tourney Program

1990 Overall BKB Tourney Program

1992 Class AAAA Tourney Program

Walter Woodie

Walter Woodie is a social studies teacher at Southside High School in Fort Smith and a high school prep historian. A native of Pine Bluff, he has been covering high school sports in Arkansas since 1984 … while he was in high school.

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