For you "snow birds" or former Iowans who are interested, the Iowa Girls State Tournament was played last week at the new Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. They no longer play in the "Old Barn" - otherwise known as Veterans Auditorium - "The Vet".
The champions for the four classes this year were:
4A -Sioux City North beat Des Moines Roosevelt, 71-57
3A -Cedar Rapids Xavier beat Spirit Lake, 52-43
2A - North Butler beat Battle Creek-Ida Grove, coached by former Aurelian Pat Miller,51-38 for the title- the second straight year the two met in the finals. North Butler won both years.
1A- Graettinger-Terril, from the Cornbelt Conference in Northwest Iowa, beat Irwin-Kirkman-Manilla (IKM),53-49
For a more detailed report on ALL the tournament games, check out the Girls' Union website at www.ighsau.org.
The boys have started their tournament, also at the Wells Fargo Center. We'll have the championship results when play concludes on Saturday night.