Wednesday, June 1, 2011

2011 Sonic Air Raid Preview

Coach Roddy Mote and Harding Academy is again hosting one of the top tournaments in the state as the Sonic Air Raid kicks off the 7-on-7 this weekend in Searcy. 16 teams will compete for the championship of one of the state's largest and more prestigious tournaments.

Using Arkansas Varsity's rankings as a guide, 7 of those top 20 teams will be on display at Harding University campus. But those teams won't be the only attractions as Coach David Estes will be putting Catholic High on display for what we believe will be their first big time tournament. Host Harding Academy is not in the top 20, but are usually a tough team to beat, especially early in the day. The most intriguing team in this tournament, however, is Wynne. We have never heard of Wynne in a 7-on-7 competition, but with new head coach, Chris Hill, 7-on-7 will become a given in Wynne's summer schedule.

Past Winners (since the expansion to 16 teams):
2010 Pulaski Academy
2009 Pulaski Academy
2008 Lake Hamilton
2007 Pulaski Academy
2006 Shiloh Christian

2011 Pools
Pool A - Catholic, PA Blue, Watson Chapel, Greene County Tech
Pool B - Lake Hamilton, Greenbrier, Shiloh Christian, Harding Academy
Pool C - Bald Knob, Searcy, Wynne, Conway Christian
Pool D - PA Gold, Batesville Southside, Corning, Rose Bud

2011 Schedule
  • 10:00
    Catholic vs GCT
    Watson Chapel vs PA Blue
    Harding Academy vs Lake Hamilton
    Greenbrier vs Shiloh Christian
    Bald Knob vs Conway Christian
    Searcy vs Wynne
    Corning vs PA Gold
    Rosebud vs Batesville Southside
  • 10:45
    Harding Academy vs Greenbrier
    Shiloh Christian vs Lake Hamilton
    GCT vs PA Blue
    Watson Chapel vs Catholic
    Wynne vs Bald Knob
    Searcy vs Conway Christian
    Batesville Southside vs Corning
    Rosebud vs PA Gold
  • 11:30
    GCT vs Watson Chapel
    PA Blue vs Catholic
    Harding Academy vs Shiloh Christian
    Greenbrier vs Lake Hamilton
  • 12:30
    Conway Christian vs Wynne
    Searcy vs Bald Knob
    Corning vs Rosebud
    Batesville Southside vs PA Gold
The top two teams in each pool will compete in the 8-team double elimination Land O'Frost Championship Bracket. The bottom two teams in each pool will compete in the 8-team double elimination Sonic Consolation Bracket. Tournament play begins at 1:30 with the finals for both brackets being at 5:15 with the if necessary game(s) at 6:00.


  1. So Harding plays both Shiloh and Greenbrier at the same time? at 1045

  2. What can we say? Harding is pretty tough.

    Seriously though, nice catch. We will get it corrected.

  3. Will there be live updates of this tournament?

  4. There will not be live updates, but we will have the results up Saturday night. Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed to be notified as soon as we post.