Courts and courses dominate weekend – Substate pairings set for volleyball


October 20, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Volleyball teams hit the courts for Kansas high school substate tournament play Saturday. The seedings and pairings for area  volleyball teams were announced late Wednesday afternoon.
Cross country teams from Iola High, Marmaton Valley High, Humboldt High, Uniontown High and Crest High will be competing in Kansas high school regional races Saturday. Iola is at Ottawa in Class 4A, Humboldt at Burlington in 3A, Marmaton Valley and Uniontown at Mound City in 2A and Crest at Leonardville in 1A.
On the line are berths at state volleyball tournaments and state cross country meets. The state volleyball tournaments are Oct. 28-29 while the state cross country meets will run Oct. 29.
Iola High’s Fillies are seeded No. 8 in the Class 4A volleyball substate. The Fillies (7-25) take on top-seeded Chanute (31-1) at 2 p.m. Saturday in Garnett.
Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs (14-18) are the No. 8 seeded team in the Class 3A substate at Burlington. The Lady Cubs drew top-seeded and 3A’s  second-ranked Burlington High Wildcats (34-2). They play at 2 p.m.
In Class 2A, Uniontown High’s Eagles (24-9) earned the No. 1 seed in the Oswego substate. Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats (12-22) were tagged as No. 8 in the tournament which means the two Three Rivers League foes face each other at 1 p.m. in the first round.
Also in 2A action, but at Olpe High’s substate tournament, Yates Center High’s Wildcats (16-18) are seeded No. 6. The Wildcats drew third-seeded Peabody-Burns (20-12) as their first-round opponent.
Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans (15-16) are seeded No. 2 in the Class 1A, Division 1 substate at Waverly. They had a first-round bye, as did third-seeded St. Paul (13-20). The two teams play in the semifinals.
Crest High’s Lady Lancers (4-29) are in a four-team Class 1A, Division II substate and go right to the semifinal round. They are seeded No. 2 and play No. 3 Elk Valley (3-28). Chetopa, which is hosting the tournament, is the top seed at 8-24.

FRIDAY NIGHT,  Iola High’s Mustangs have their final home football game of the season with Anderson County High’s Bulldogs coming to town. It is a must-win game for the Mustangs to give themselves a chance at getting to the Class 4A football playoffs.
“We know what we have to do — win the next two games and we’re in the playoffs,” said Rick Horton, Mustang head coach.

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