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March 6, 2023

Jaguar Boys Basketball State Tournament Information

Congratulations to our Jaguar Boys Basketball Team on their Substate Final win over Cedar Falls!  The purpose of this information is to communicate procedures and expectations for students who would like to attend to cheer on our Jags at the 2023 Boys State Basketball Tournament.

Parents/Guardians: If you will be giving your student permission to attend, please contact the front office to excuse your student.  For an ACHS student either call 515-965-9610 or send an email to For a NV student either call 515-965-9700 OR send an email to Call OR email;  no need for both. Multiple emails and calls on the same student causes a delay in processing all absences.  Note: If you contact the school for your child to attend the tournament, you will have to do so for each date separately.


  • Wednesday, March 8th at 12:15pm (Quarterfinal vs. Waukee NW)
  • If we win on Wednesday: we would play Thursday 3/9 at 7:15pm (no student excusal due to after school hours)
  • If we win Thursday: State Championship is Friday 3/10 at 7pm (no school day)

As a reminder, IGHSAU and IHSAA sportsmanship guidelines and expectations are in place and will be enforced.  Prohibited Items include: flags, signs/banners, artificial noisemakers, inflatables, and masks/clothing that hides a face. 

The State Tournament is downtown Des Moines at Wells Fargo Arena (address below).  A clear bag policy is in effect at the Arena.  ACHS Administration advises all fans to leave bags at home or in a vehicle.  

All tickets will be sold online: Purchase Tickets 

Additional information from the IHSAA State Tournament Central page is HERE.

Livestream via IHSSN HERE.

Directions and Parking Info can be found HERE

Event Policies can be found HERE

Address for State Basketball:

Wells Fargo Arena

730 3rd Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50309


Let’s rally together to support our student athletes. Go Jags!