State Basketball Championships Not Going To Shreveport
A well-known basketball tournament will not be moving to where it was planned. After being in the Cajundome since 1997, the LHSAA decided this year to move the Top 28 Tournament to Shreveport. The tournament features the top 4 high school teams in seven classifications trying to win a state championship. But the organization that was planning to host the tournament, the Shreveport Regional Sports Authority, has been replaced. The SRSA said they would host the tournament at no cost to the LHSAA and its member schools. But the company that replaced them, the Shreveport Bossier Sports Commission, says they won't be able to honor that contract, and instead offered an alternative proposal. The LHSAA Executive Committee rejected it. Negotiations with other venues around the state to host the event have begun.
This year's State Wrestling Championships, which were also supposed to be hosted by the SRSA, are looking for a new site as well.