High school basketball fans who are eager for the season to start don’t have to wait much longer.
Preseason practice for junior varsity and varsity teams in the AHSAA tips off Monday. Nov. 5 is the opening day of the 2018-19 season.
Girls area tournaments are scheduled for Feb. 4, 6 and 8, with the boys area tourneys slated for Feb. 5, 7 and 9. Subregionals are Feb. 11-12.
Regional tournaments are Feb. 13-21. The AHSAA State Finals are set for Feb. 25-March 2 in Birmingham.
The AHSAA’s reclassification impacted every school in The Reporter’s coverage zone. The basketball areas for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons are:
Class 2A, Area 12
West End, Cleveland, Cold Springs and Southeastern
Class 2A, Area 14
Asbury, Cedar Bluff, Collinsville and Sand Rock
Class 3A, Area 15
Geraldine, Pisgah, Plainview and Sylvania
This area features the defending 3A State champions in Plainview’s boys and Pisgah’s girls.
Class 5A, Area 13
Boaz, Crossville, Douglas and Sardis
Class 5A, Area 15
Guntersville, Arab, Brewer and Scottsboro
Class 6A, Area 13
Albertville, Fort Payne and Oxford
The Marshall County Tournament is Jan. 19-26 at Snead State’s Plunkett-Wallace Gymnasium. Albertville is the defending champion in both varsity divisions.