It is a historic day for three middle schools in the Tri-Cities.
Hampton, Cloudland and Holston middle schools will represent Northeast Tennessee in the inaugural Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association (TMSAA) state tournament that starts Friday in the western part of the state.
Hampton boys, Holston boys, and Cloudland girls each clinched their bid to the big dance last weekend during TMSAA sectional contests.
Both Hampton and Cloudland teams left this morning for the state tournament. Holston will be later this evening.
Be sure to stay up to date with News Channel 11 as we highlight each of the teams that will be representing our region.
Updates from the tournament will be available throughout the weekend.