Board votes to cancel 2020 Mid-America tournament

The 2020 Bertha Frank Teague Mid-America Classic was canceled by a vote of 9-2 from board members at a meeting held recently at the Vision Bank branch on Arlington.

The local girls basketball tournament was scheduled to run Dec. 28-30 inside East Central University’s Kerr Activities Center.

This year’s field was going to be highlighted by three local teams — the Ada Lady Cougars, the Latta Lady Panthers and the Vanoss Lady Wolves. All three of those squads will enter the 2020-21 season expected to be contenders in their respective classes.

It marks the first time a board of directors has canceled the popular holiday tournament since 2000.