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Posted May 26, 2011
Tentative 5-class state-tournament schedules

When the state volleyball tournament returns to the U.S. Cellular Center in 2012, the event will consist of 40 teams in five classes. The Wednesday, Friday and Saturday sessions will be longer than the current format. (Cliff Jette/Sourcemedia Group News)

DES MOINES — State tournaments will not be lengthened in volleyball, basketball or softball because of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s decision to expand to five classes.

But it will make for some long days.

The expansion with the 2012 state softball tournament, then goes full force into the 2012-13 school year with volleyball, basketball and golf.

IGHSAU executive director Mike Dick said state golf will become a three-site event for five classes. Track and cross country will remain four-class sports, soccer will stay at three, tennis and bowling will remain at two, and swimming will remain an unclassed sport.

Here is a tentative schedule for softball, volleyball and basketball, released by the IGHSAU to SourceMedia News on Thursday:

SOFTBALL (July 2012, Rogers Park, Fort Dodge)


1A quarterfinals at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Diamond 1) and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Diamond 2)

2A quarterfinals at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. (Diamond 1) and 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (Diamond 2)

3A quarterfinals at 7 p.m. (Diamond 1) and 7:30 p.m. (Diamond 2)


3A quarterfinals at 11 a.m. (Diamond 1) and 11:30 a.m. (Diamond 2)

4A quarterfinals at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Diamond 1) and 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (Diamond 2)

5A quarterfinals at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Diamond 1) and 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Diamond 2)


Consolation, all five classes, all day (five diamonds)


5A semifinals at 11 a.m. (Diamond 1) and 11:30 a.m. (Diamond 2)

4A semifinals at 1 p.m. (Diamond 1) and 1:30 p..m. (Diamond 2)

3A semifinals at 3 p.m. (Diamond 1) and 3:30 p..m. (Diamond 2)

2A semifinals at 5 p.m. (Diamond 1) and 5:30 p..m. (Diamond 2)

1A semifinals at 7 p.m. (Diamond 1) and 7:30 p..m. (Diamond 2)


5A third-place at 11 a.m. (Diamond 2) and championship at noon (Diamond 1)

4A third-place at 1 p.m. (Diamond 2) and championship at 2 p.m. (Diamond 1)

3A third-place at 3 p.m. (Diamond 2) and championship at 4 p.m. (Diamond 1)

2A third-place at 5 p.m. (Diamond 2) and championship at 6 p.m. (Diamond 1)

1A third-place at 7 p.m. (Diamond 2) and championship at 8 p.m. (Diamond 1)

VOLLEYBALL (November 2012, U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids)


5A quarterfinals at 10 a.m. (two courts) and 11:30 a.m. (two courts)

4A quarterfinals at 1 p.m. (two courts) and 2:30 p.m. (two courts)

3A quarterfinals at 6 p.m. (two courts) and 7:30 p.m. (two courts)


1A quarterfinals at 1 p.m. (two courts) and 2:30 p.m. (two courts)

2A quarterfinals at 6 p.m. (two courts) and 7:30 p.m. (two courts)


5A semifinals at 1 p.m. (two courts)

4A semifinals at 2:30 p.m. (two courts)

3A semifinals at 4 p.m. (two courts)

2A semifinals at 5:30 p.m. (two courts)

1A semifinals at 7 p.m. (two courts)


5A championship at 10 a.m. (center court)

4A championship at noon (center court)

3A championship at 2 p.m. (center court)

2A championship at 4 p.m. (center court)

1A championship at 6 p.m. (center court)

BASKETBALL (March 2013, Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines)


1A quarterfinals at 10 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

2A quarterfinals at 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.


2A quarterfinal at 10 a.m.

3A quarterfinals at 11:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 5 p.m.

4A quarterfinals at 6:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.


4A quarterfinals at 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

5A quarterfinals at 1:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

1A semifinal at 8:30 p.m.


1A semifinal at 10 a.m.

2A semifinals at 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

3A semifinals at 3:15 p.m. and 5 p.m.

4A semifinals at 6:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.


5A semifinals at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

1A championship at 4 p.m.

2A championship at 6 p.m.

3A championship at 8 p.m.


4A championship at 6 p.m.

5A championship at 8 p.m. 

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