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Basketball

Contest Limits - 22 games

Season Information 2014-2015 2015-2016
First Practice Nov. 10, 2014
Nov. 9, 2015
First Contest Dec. 1, 2014 Nov. 30, 2015
Conference Tournament Feb. 16-21, 2015 Feb. 15-20, 2016
Region Deadline Mar. 3, 2015 March 2, 2016
VHSL Semifinals Mar. 6-7, 2015 March 5-6, 2016
VHSL Championships Mar. 12-14, 2015 March 11-13, 2016


Basketball Regulations

2014 Rules Test for Officials (Deadline TBA)

VHSL/NFHS Basketball Rules Clinic for Officials (Deadline TBA)

VHSL/NFHS Basketball Rules Clinic for Coaches (Deadline TBA)

2014-15 NFHS Basketball Rules Changes
Basketball - No Center Circle

Tournament Brackets

State Tournament - Boys

6A 5A 4A 3A 2A 1A

State Tournament - Girls

6A 5A 4A 3A 2A 1A

VHSL State Championships

Semifinals
Mar. 6-7-8 hosted at designated "Supersites"
Supersite Semifinal Schedule
Supersites Listed by Site
Information for Region Champions & Runners-up
Information for Teams in the Finals at VCU




Watch coverage of  the VHSL 2014 Basketball semifinals and finals at NFHSnetwork.com/va



Approved Marriott Hotels
All Tickets $10.00 per session
Children 6 and under admitted free with parent


Info for Tournament Directors

Basketball Event Guide
Conference Director's Information
Region Director's Information


Info for Tournament Teams

Memo to Final-Four Schools
Siegel Center Schedule
Player Sportsmanship Announcement
Approved Marriott Hotels
Airport Area Hotels

Past Results

Team Champions and Records »

History

BOYS BASKETBALL

VHSL began holding state championships for boys basketball in 1915, when Charlottesville High School defeated Lynchburg High School, 35-25. Since then, Martinsville High School has won a VHSL-record 13 state championships. In 2007-08, Group A began a two-division format to promote equity and opportunity for the smallest schools to compete for a state championship.  In 2009, Group AA began a two-division tournament format.

The 2013 VHSL champions in Group A-D1 - Altavista; Group A-D2 - Radford; Group AA-D3 -  Brunswick; AA-D4 - Salem; and Group AAA - Henrico.

9,482 boys at 312 member schools participated in boys basketball during the 2011-12 season.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

VHSL held girls basketball championships from 1920-27 before resuming championship competition in 1975. Girls basketball was a fall sport in Group AAA from 1975-77 before switching to a winter sport; and a fall sport in Group A and AA from 1975 until 2002. In 2007-08, Group A began a two-division format to promote equity and opportunity for the smallest schools to compete for a state championship. In 2008-09, Group AA began a two-division championship format. James W. Robinson Secondary School of Fairfax  and Radford High School have won a VHSL-record six state championships followed by Blacksburg High School with five titles.

The 2012 VHSL champions in Group A-D1 - East Rockingham; Group A D-2 - Floyd County; Group AA D-3 - Spotswood;  Group AA D-4 - Salem and Group AAA - Lake Taylor.

7,590,girls at 310 member schools participated in girls basketball during the 2011-12 season, making basketball the third most popular VHSL sport for girls.