Sanford Pentagon awarded girls state basketball tournaments in 2023 and 2024

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Back in January the South Dakota high School Activities Association voted to host the 2021 Girls AA State Basketball Tournament at the Sanford Pentagon.

Though the facility is still a year away from hosting that event the SDHSAA has apparently seen all it needs to because today they awarded the Pentagon two more girls state basketball tournaments.

From March 9-11 in 2023 the Pentagon will host the State A championships. The following year, March 7-9, they will once again host the girls AA tournament.

Next year will mark a return to the separate state tournament models. AA had combined their boys and girls state tournaments since 2016. Class A began doing the same in 2019 which was right around the same time the SDHSAA's basketball advisory committee recommended, and eventually passed, a return to the old format.