by: Scott McCaulley

While other surroundings states postponed or cancelled their State High School Basketball Tournaments due to concerns with the Coronavirus, Missouri continued ahead finishing the Class 1-3 Final Four in Springfield this weekend and completing Quarterfinal Round Games in Classes 4 and 5.

Southwest Missouri Teams winning State Championships include the Dora Boys and Walnut Grove Girls in Class 1, Hartville in Class 2 Boys, and Strafford in Class 3 Girls.

Teams scheduled to play in next weekend’s Final Four Games include the Carl Junction Girls in Class 4 and the Kickapoo Boys in Class 5.

MSHSAA has eliminated the third-place games from the Final Four and plans to continue to limit access to the games for safety and to limit chances of CoronaVirus exposure.