TikTok Travel Hacks & Trends 2022 Includes Airline Bump Compensation


Traveling seems to be at the top of everyone’s to-do list this year. After staying close to home for almost two years, the wanderlust is more real than ever before. However, before you make any solid plans, it’s best to check out the top TikTok travel hacks and trends for 2022 to make sure you’re getting the best deal for your journey and saving money where you can.

While TikTok is your go-to resource for cleaning hacks and new foodie recipes, you might be surprised to know that the video-sharing app is also one of the best places to find travel tips. As of Monday, Jan. 31, the #travelhacks tag has over 765 million views. If you’re looking to get away sometime this year, TikTok can also help you discover the top travel trends of 2022 to narrow down where to fly to first.

According to travel experts at Next Vacay, Google searchs for “air travel hacks” have also increased by 350% as of Jan. 14 over the last 12 months, showing that Gen Z is putting more focus than ever on saving money on traveling and flights.

Whether you’d like to see your long-distance bestie for the first time in years or fly overseas to one of your bucket list destinations, TikTok can help you plan a super budget-friendly adventure as well as providing flight hacks for cheap flights.

In fact, things like learning about airline bump compensation is a perk of keeping up with the best TikTok travel hacks and trends. Instead of scrolling through the FYP to find all the info you need, though, you can just check out these 10 viral tips picked out just for you.

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The Airline Bump Compensation Hack

Airlines are notorious for overbooking their flights. In the event that you’re ever bumped from your seat, you’ll want to know about the viral airline bump compensation hack from TikToker @erikakullberg. Basically, if an airline oversells seats and tries to bump you, you can ask for some major money in exchange for the inconvenience and “involuntary denied boarding.” If your flight is delayed over 2 hours, you can ask for up to 400% of your one-way fare. No need to read the fine print, because @erikakullberg already has.

The extra money you get if this ever happens to you can be put towards a nice meal on your trip, souvenirs to bring back home, or another adventure in 2022.

Nowadays, it seems like airlines are just trying to squeeze money out of you for every little thing. If you’re only allowed one carry-on item, you can try this pillow hack from TikToker @nolimitua. Since you need a pillow for sleeping on the plane and pillows fly for free, you can use yours as extra storage. Take a zip up pillow case and fill it up with any clothes and soft items that don’t fit in your carry-on.

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The Hands-Free Phone Hack

During takeoff and landing, you can’t have your tray table down. While it’s a minor inconvenience to have to hold your phone up to watch Netflix, it is still an inconvenience. That’s where the hands-free phone hack from TikToker @shoshoni_vdv_ comes in handy. Using the bag provided in your backseat pocket, you can use that with your phone case to hang you phone up at eye level to watch.

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The DIY Neck Pillow Hack

A very similar airline travel hack comes from TikToker @kristenashleyblack. By rolling up some clothes in a sweater, you can make your own DIY travel pillow and sneak in extra clothes that don’t fit into your carry-on. You can even hide some items under a beanie.

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The String Backpack Hack

The number of carry-on bags you’re allowed to bring seems to be a real issue with many travelers, and another way to save money is to sneak in another mini bag. Since security doesn’t care about how many bags you have, TikToker @miniadvantures suggests bringing along an extra drawstring backpack full of clothes that you can hide under a sweater once you go through security. This might be easier than having to wear a bunch of extra layers to bring all the clothes you want on your trip.

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How To Upgrade To First Class For Free

Sometimes, it’s as easy as asking politely. If one of your travel goals is to fly first class, but you don’t have the budget for it, TikToker @nielsen_xo suggests just asking once you arrive at your gate. While this travel hack may not always work, it doesn’t hurt to see if they’ll bump you up for free to your dream seat.

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Travel Hack For Oversized Items

For more packing tips, TikToker @bblawncarekc has this travel hack for oversized items. This is actually perfect for clothes as a homemade space bag. All you need to do is place your items in a trash bag and suck the air out using a vacuum. It’ll compress them so it’s easier to pack, and you’ll have extra space for other items.

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Do Not Drink Airline Coffee

This travel hack comes from flight attendant and TikToker @katkamalani, so you can definitely trust this tip. While you may be tempted to drink the coffee on a red eye flight, @katkamalani suggests you avoid any beverages that don’t come from a bottle or can. That includes the coffee and tea, because the tanks and machines are rarely cleaned. Gross!

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How To Get Royal Treatment On Your Flight

Another hack from TikToker @katkamalani is how to get the royal treatment on your flight. Kindness goes a long way, so @katkamalani recommends giving your flight attendants a small gift like a $5 Starbucks card or lip balm. By showing them some gratitude, they’ll make sure you get extra goodies and attention on your flight.

Real Housewives star Bethenny Frankel has a super helpful travel hack for your toiletries. If you have a bag you throw all your items in, you know how messy it can get. So, Frankel suggest using smaller bags within your big bag for different categories like oral care, skincare, and makeup. That way, it’s easier to sort through and everything is ready to go when it’s time to catch your flight.

The CDC recommends traveling only after you’re fully vaccinated and your vaccine has become fully effective. If you’re not fully vaccinated and must travel, check the CDC guidelines before you book. Check your destination’s vaccination and testing requirements before you depart.



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Biden promotes new COVID plan that includes free tests, travel rules


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WASHINGTON – Tighter travel rules, free at-home tests and booster shots are key elements of President Joe Biden’s latest strategy to combat the rapidly evolving coronavirus.

Biden said his plan to get through the winter months, which he promoted during a visit to the National Institutes of Health on Thursday, is one that “all Americans hopefully can rally around.”

“My plan I’m announcing today pulls no punches in the fight against COVID-19,” Biden said. “It’s a plan that I think should unite us.”

Biden emphasized that he was not expanding or adding vaccination requirements as the federal courts review his previously announced rules for health care workers and employees of larger companies.

He nodded briefly to efforts by some congressional Republicans to halt federal spending unless Biden repeals the vaccination requirements.

“Some of my friends on the other team are arguing that if I don’t commit that they’ll never be any more mandates, they’re gonna let us default” on the national debt, Biden said. “In the neighborhood I came from in Claymont they’d look at me and say, ‘Go figure.’”

The components of his plan, announced as people begin hunkering down for winter and gathering for the holidays, include:

  • Requiring travelers entering the country by air to test negative for the coronavirus within a day of departure, regardless of vaccination status or nationality, instead of within three days.
  • Extending through March 18 the requirement that masks be worn on airplanes, trains and public transportation.
  • Requiring private health insurance companies to cover 100% of the cost of at-home tests for the coronavirus.  Details, such as when this will start, must be worked out.
  • Launching a public education campaign to encourage 100 million adults to get boosters, with a special focus on seniors.

Biden’s plan  was released a day after the first confirmed case of the omicron variant in the USA was announced and as a poll shows rising frustration and waning optimism about the state of COVID-19 vaccinations.

More: As omicron fears grow, COVID-19 once again spoils Biden’s plan to push his legislative agenda

More than half of adults (58%) say they are “frustrated,” an increase from the 50% who said they felt that way as the initial vaccination effort began in January, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Thursday.

The share of the country that expresses optimism about the status of vaccinations has dropped from 66% to 48%.

The higher frustration and lower optimism are driven mostly by Republicans and, to a lesser extent, by independents.

Even before the omicron variant was confirmed Wednesday, the Biden administration had been working on a coronavirus mitigation strategy for the winter, when people will be indoors more often as well as traveling for the holidays. 

The latest variant, which started circulating as people are still getting infected by the delta variant, added to the urgency of the administration’s message that more people need to get vaccinated, including receiving a booster if eligible.

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“I keep coming back to that because that’s really the solution to this problem,” presidential health adviser Anthony Fauci said Wednesday after the first confirmed case of the omicron variant in the USA was announced.

The Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday a resident who had traveled to New York City tested positive for the omicron variant.

Biden’s new strategy includes launching hundreds of one-stop-shop sites for entire families – children through grandparents – to get vaccinated or boosted.

Pharmacies will expand availability of appointments and walk-in vaccinations, spreading the word through text, calls and emails, according to the White House.

Medicare will contact 63 million seniors to encourage booster shots.

The government’s efforts will be boosted by AARP which will offer rides to booster clinics and hold town halls and other educational events.

Though nearly all Americans age 65 and older have received at least one dose of vaccine, less than half have gotten a booster, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Among all Americans, 70% have had at least one shot, and 21% have been boosted.

A federal appeals court paused Biden’s effort to increase vaccination rates by requiring workers at larger businesses to get vaccinated or be regularly tested.

President Biden: Omicron coronavirus variant ‘a cause for concern, not a cause for panic’

For the time being, the administration is “asking businesses to step forward and do what’s right to protect their workers and to protect their communities, which is to put in place some sort of vaccination requirement or testing requirement for the workplace,” according to a senior administration official who briefed reporters on the president’s strategy on condition of anonymity.

A majority of workers at larger businesses say their employer requires vaccination (36%) or say they want their employer to require it (17%), according to the Kaiser Family Foundation survey. 

The public overall is split on Biden’s vaccination requirement for workers. Slightly more say they support (52%) than oppose (45%) it.

The public is also divided over Biden’s handling of the pandemic: 44% approve, and 48% disapprove.

Maureen Groppe has covered Washington for nearly three decades and is a White House correspondent for USA TODAY. Follow her on Twitter @mgroppe.





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Experience Travel Group includes tips in holiday price


Experience Travel Group is thought to be one of the first tour operators to include the cost of tips for its guides and drivers in the overall cost of its holidays.

Tips will be automatically included in the holiday cost and split between each local experience provider.

On average, it pushes up the price of a two week holiday by around £150 per person, with the tips passed on to the ground handlers in destination to give to the individual guides.

The full holiday cost will then be commissionable to travel agents, including the tip.

The Asia specialist tour operator said it decided to offer tip-inclusive holidays after surveying a select group of its clients, of which 80% said they were in favour.

If customers do not enjoy a satisfactory service from their holiday guides they will be able to get a full refund of the tip amount on their return, said the company.

The operator also asked its guides across Asia about the plan to include tips. Around 90% strongly favoured the move as they felt it was fairer and gave them better job security.

Experience Travel Group managing director and co-founder Sam Clark called the move “truly ground-breaking for the travel industry”.

He said: “Going ‘tip-inclusive’ is fairer for our customers and for our local employees. Our clients will receive an upfront cost that better reflects the real cost of the holiday. Best of all, it will remove that often difficult and sometimes stressful moment when you wonder when, how and what amount should I tip this guide. We think it will give our travel agent partners a real point of difference for their clients.”

Putney Travel owner Charlie Panton agreed the move would provide a strong selling point for clients.

He said:  “I appreciate it is much easier to do in a closed environment such as a ship or fixed group, so this is great to have on fully inclusive tour holidays.”

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Bike Week includes pledges, prizes, reopening


Darrin Peschka and David Goldstein, Special to Ventura County Star
Published 11:00 a.m. PT May 8, 2021 | Updated 11:01 a.m. PT May 8, 2021

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A youth program at Ventura Bike HUB teaches kids bicycle safety and mechanics.

If you were among the many people who turned to bicycling during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ventura County Transportation Commission has a message for you: Keep riding.

Businesses, schools and offices continue to open up amid encouraging signs that the worst of the pandemic is behind us. For many people, that means the number of vehicle trips is likely on the rise as they shuttle children to activities, drive to work and go about daily errands. As life starts getting busier again, now is the time to keep cycling top of mind.

If your biking habits have started to slip, Bike Week 2021 is the perfect opportunity to start riding again. Bike Week, an annual event referred to Bike to Work Week in the past, encourages residents to leave their cars at home and instead use their bicycles to travel to their destinations.

During Bike Week, which runs from May 17-23, visit VCTC’s website http://www.goventura.org/bike-week and pledge to bike at least one day. People who make the pledge will be entered for a chance to win one of four $250 gift cards. Participants who pledge to bike must be over the age of 18, and the online pledge form must be completed by May 31.

More: Eco-tip: Compost contest winners motivated by education

Also in time for Bike Week, a valuable community resource for bicycling will reopen. To comply with social distancing requirements during more intense periods of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bicycle HUB closed its Oxnard operation and eliminated bicycle repair services at its Ventura operation, but on Wednesday, the Ventura site, at 490 N. Ventura Ave., will reopen for “Do it together repairs.”

The acronym “HUB” in the nonprofit organization’s name stands for “helping urban bicyclists,” and they offer use of tools, bicycle stands and bilingual staff assistance to help people repair their bicycles. Open to the general public but prioritizing those who have no other means of transportation, the Bike HUB charges customers only on an “ability to pay” basis, according to Joey Juhasz-Lukomski, executive director of the Bike HUB.

“If people can afford it, our first recommendation is usually to suggest they use a local bike shop for repairs,” he said. “But we offer free assistance to members (membership starts at $30 per year), and we are eager to assist people in need.” Initially, the Bike HUB will be open for repairs Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. Staff will continue to accept donated bicycles and to sell those bicycles during more extended hours.

Bike HUB staff also hope to reopen in Oxnard, but they need to find a new site. The previous location, on Richmond Street, co-located with Community Action, is no longer available.

Similarly, Bike HUB’s partner organization, Sespe Bike Collective, is looking for a site to resume periodic repair clinics in Fillmore, and they continue their bi-weekly youth rides in Fillmore in partnership with One Step A La Vez every other Friday, with the next this Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Cycling is important for both mental and physical health, and reductions in driving during the pandemic also benefitted the environment. According to the California Coalition for Clean Air, March 2020 brought Californians some of the cleanest air in the United States, as the initial coronavirus-related shutdowns kept drivers at home and off the freeways.

Yet since then, weekday highway traffic in Ventura County has inched back up toward pre-pandemic levels, according to Vehicle Miles Traveled data from the California Department of Transportation.

More: Eco-tip: Precautions, advice for wildlife encounters in Ventura County

VCTC makes it easy for new riders to learn about paths in the area visit www.goventura.org/getting-around/bike and discover one of Ventura County’s bike routes. The map highlights Class 1 paths, which are separated from cars; Class 2, which are shared-street painted bike lanes; and Class 3, which are on-street bike routes designated by signs.

For more information about transportation and biking, follow VCTC (@GoVCTC) on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more information about the Bike Hub, see bikeventura.org.

Darrin Peschka, program manager for government and community relations at the Ventura County Transportation Commission, may be reached at dpeschka@goventura.org. David Goldstein, an environmental resource analyst with Ventura County Public Works, may be reached at david.goldstein@ventura.org or 805-658-4312.

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KDHE amends travel quarantine list, includes neighbor Colorado


TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has released its latest amended travel advisories as the U.S. enters what some think may be the final months of the pandemic.

For those who are fully vaccinated (meaning it has been greater than two weeks since they completed their vaccinations) they are not required to quarantine regarding travel if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2- dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine)
  • Are within 6 months following receipt of the last dose in the series
  • Have remained asymptomatic since the travel

Earlier today Shawnee County saw the Covid-19 Indicator rise from one to five.

Kansas has added to the travel quarantine list Colorado and the countries of Cabo Verde, India, Maldives and Seychelles.

New Jersey and New York, as well as the countries of Andorra, Aruba, Bermuda, Curacao, France, Hungary, Poland and Serbia have been removed from the list effective today.

A comprehensive list of those individuals needing to quarantine includes visitors and Kansans who have:

  • Traveled on or after May 6 to Colorado or the countries of Cabo Verde, India, Maldives and Seychelles.
  • Traveled on or after April 22 to Minnesota or the countries of Argentina, Bahrain, Croatia, Cyprus, Sweden and Turkey.
  • Traveled on or after April 8 to Pennsylvania or the country of Uruguay.
  • Traveled on or after March 26 to Delaware, Michigan or Rhode Island.
  • Traveled on or after March 12 to the country of State of Palestine.
  • Traveled between April 22 and May 6 to Aruba or France.
  • Traveled between April 8 and May 6 to Andorra, Bermuda, Curacao, Poland or Serbia.
  • Traveled between March 26 and May 6 to Hungary.
  • Traveled between March 12 and May 6 to New Jersey or New York.
  • Attendance at any out-of-state mass gatherings of 500 or more where individuals do not socially distance (6 feet) and wear a mask.
  • Been on a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 15, 2020.



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Essential travel includes visiting loved ones


I think many of us have hit our wall of limited to no travel or large gatherings and we need connection. On a recent NPR podcast, I listened to Dr. Emily Landon, an infectious disease expert at the University of Chicago, say in regard to visiting loved ones, “I think that actually counts as essential travel at this point, from a mental health standpoint.”

Dr. Landon couldn’t hear me applauding her statement from the prairies of rural North Dakota, but I agree. Family is essential. Travel to see your loved ones if you’re able.

Family connections create memories. While I understand COVID-19 precautions, once family members were vaccinated, I planned a purposeful weekend birthday gathering among my in-laws, sister-in-law, our daughters, my husband and me.

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This month, my husband also took his parents to their first high school basketball game of the winter, a regional championship game where a nephew of my in-laws coached his team in a win to advance to the state tournament. My husband and I are taking a break from our usual workdays to take our daughters to state basketball games in Minot, N.D., and to the North Dakota State University/University of North Dakota football game in the Fargodome. We’ll have our first hotel stay in more than a year. While our travel won’t take us across state lines, my kids need shared family experiences again and a break from the stay-at-home routine.

Government guidelines and expert advice aren’t required to sell me on the fact family experiences are essential. Most of our shared experiences this past year have consisted of outdoor sports or indoor board games, such as Catan, Ticket to Ride or the card game Monopoly Deal, my daughter Anika’s absolute favorite to beat me in most evenings.

If you crave connection and new experiences away from home, plan a trip now.

Book the vacation. Pack a bag. Hit the road. Board the plane.

A pandemic changed the course of how we live our lives. We’re not going back to exactly the way things used to be. I’ll always keep bottles of hand sanitizer handy, and we’ll wash our hands longer and more frequently. I might always wear a mask on an airplane. The COVID-19 pandemic gave me time to carve out what I want to focus on most in life, more freedom to root myself in shared family experiences with those I care about the most in life.

Look ahead to summer months. Plan the long weekend adventure now. Our family plans to head west to Medora, N.D., for a much-awaited visit to the Medora Musical and visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Buy tickets to the baseball game you longed to attend last season. Do not skip out this summer. Go, experience the game in the ballpark with a hot dog in hand.

Schedule the family gathering you missed last summer. Call your kids, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles and forever friends you missed the most this past year.

Our kids joined a new 4-H club last fall. With a long-awaited return to showing at a county fair, they’ve been walking their beef heifers this winter and have a few static projects to finish this spring. If you have kids or grandkids in 4-H, mark the date on your calendar for the county fair to attend.

Attend the class reunion or small-town summer festival. Book your flight to go home or if you live near the location for the reunion or festival, volunteer to take on a role in planning it.

Family experiences qualify as essential travel in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. Decide what is best for you, your loved ones and family. Follow precautions and what you need to do to feel and stay safe. This year, mark your calendar with a few family times you missed in 2020. Shared family experiences are essential.

Pinke is the publisher and general manager of Agweek. She can be reached at kpinke@agweek.com, or connect with her on Twitter @katpinke.



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Ohio’s latest COVID-19 travel advisory list includes same 5 states as last week


**Now a year into the pandemic, take a look at how Ohio has handled the crisis in the video above.**

COLUMBUS (WJW) — The Ohio Department of Health has released an updated map of states that Ohioans are advised against visiting due to high concentrations of coronavirus outbreaks.

The states now on the travel advisory are South Dakota, Kansas, Iowa, Idaho and Alabama, all of which are reporting a positive testing rate of 15% or higher. South Dakota and Idaho tie for the highest percentage of positive cases with 24%. An accurate positivity rate could not be calculated from Oregon, Texas, Kentucky or Mississippi.

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These are the same five states that were included on Ohio’s advisory list last week.

People who travel to these states are highly encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days upon returning to Ohio. Find out more about the travel advisory right here.

“This advisory is intended for both leisure and business travel, and should be heeded by both Ohioans and out-of-state travelers,” the ODH says on its website.

Ohioans can expect an all-new travel advisory update next Wednesday.



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Tuesday basketball schedule includes MH boys in district semifinals






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High school basketball is included on the local Tuesday schedule, as the Mountain Home boys will take part in the semifinals of the 5A-West District Tournament. The Bombers will be on the road for the second straight night, as they go up against Vilonia.
Mountain Home is 9-12 on the season after beating Van Buren on Tuesday. Vilonia is 16-5, and they have not played since last Tuesday due to having a double bye in the tournament. The Bombers fell to the Eagles 44-26 in their previous meeting on Feb. 9.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday’s game can be heard on Classic Hits 101.7 and streaming live at ktlo.com.

District play continues for the larger schools in Missouri with West Plains’ boys playing their opener in the Class 5, District 9 Tournament. The Zizzers will travel to Marshfield for a semifinal game at 5:30.

The Class 4, District 11 Tournament will hold its semifinal round on the girls’ side. Top-seeded Hollister hosts Ava, and Forsyth makes the trip to Willow Springs. Both games tip off at 6 p.m.

The Branson girls will be on the road to begin action in the Class 6, District 11 Tournament. The Lady Pirates head to top-seeded Nixa for a 6 p.m. tip-off.

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Saturday basketball schedule includes end of district tournament play in Arkansas


High school basketball makes up the local Saturday schedule, as district tournament play ends for most area teams.

Two local girls’ teams will play for the championship of the 2A-1 District Tournament. Cotter will host Flippin for a 6 p.m. tip-off.

Ozark Mountain’s girls will be on the road to compete for the title of the 1A-1 East District Tournament. The Lady Bears travel to Kingston with the tip-off set for 5:30.

The Viola boys will be in Greers Ferry for the final of the 1A-2 District Tournament. The Longhorns will be paired with West Side at 6 p.m.

Both championship games of the 2A-2 District Tournament will be held at Melbourne. Salem’s girls will face the host Lady Bearkatz at 3, and the Melbourne boys will take on White County Central at 6.

Mammoth Spring’s boys will be in Jonesboro for the title game of the 1A-3 District Tournament. The Bears will be matched up with Ridgefield Christian at 6:30.

The Mountain View girls will be in front of the home crowd for the final of the 3A-2 District Tournament. The Lady Yellowjackets entertain Rose Bud at 6.

Both of Bergman’s teams will host Valley Springs at the Panther Palace for the championship games of the 3A-1 District Tournament. Action tips off at 5:30 with the girls’ game.

District play begins for the larger schools in Missouri, and two area girls’ teams will start the Class 4, District 11 Tournament. Forsyth is home against Mountain View-Liberty, and Ava hosts Springfield Catholic. Both games tip off at 3 p.m.

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Saturday basketball schedule includes district tournament play


Basketball makes up the local Saturday schedule.

Both championship games of the 1A-2 Junior District Tournament will pair Norfork with Izard County. The boys’ game tips off at 1 p.m. at the Bobby D. Hulse Gymnasium in Norfork, and the girls’ contest starts at 3 at the Cougar Den in Brockwell.

Mammoth Spring’s boys will compete in the semifinals of the 1A-3 Junior District Tournament. The Junior Bears will travel to Maynard for a 1 p.m. start.

Both of Melbourne’s teams will compete for the championship of the 2A-2 Junior District Tournament. The Junior Bearkatz will host the boys’ game at noon, and the girls will head to Newark to face Cedar Ridge at 3.

Bergman will entertain Valley Springs for the girls’ final of the 3A-1 Junior District Tournament. Tip-off is scheduled for noon.

Omaha’s boys will host Kingston for the title of the 1A-1 East Junior District Tournament. Gametime is set for 2 p.m.

On the high school level, a few area teams will play their openers in the 1A-2 District Tournament. On the boys’ side, Norfork makes the trip to Calico Rock for a 5:30 matchup, Timbo plays at Shirley at 1, and Rural Special will be a Concord for a 1 p.m. game. On the girls’ bracket, Calico Rock heads to Concord for a 1 p.m. start, and Izard County hosts Timbo at 11 a.m. in the fine arts gym.

Both of Omaha’s high school teams will host Mount Judea in the elementary gym for the opener of the 1A-1 East District Tournament. The girls’ game tips off at 9 a.m. followed by the boys’ contest.

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