Iola postseason pairings announced

The postseason playoffs begin in earnest for Iola High's teams on Tuesday. The Fillies will play Tuesday in Holton, while the Mustangs are the host side for baseball on Wednesday at ACC.



May 17, 2021 - 9:51 AM

Pairings for Iola High’s baseball and softball teams for the upcoming Class 4A Regional Tournament have been announced.

The Mustangs (15-4) will host their four-team regional and will play Labette County (7-13) at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Community College.

The winner will play immediately afterward against the winner of either Bishop Miege (13-7) or Fort Scott (11-9), who square off at 2 p.m. at ACC.

The Fillies, meanwhile, will head to Holton Tuesday for their regional action.

Iola (11-8) will take on Independence (11-8) at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Holton’s Chandler Park — one hour earlier than originally scheduled because of the weather forecast. Holton (19-1), the host and top seed, will take on Atchison (2-16) at 3:30 p.m. The Iola-Independence and Holton-Atchison winners will then face off at f p.m. with a state tournament berth on the line.

The Class 4A state tournaments for baseball and softball are in Salina May 27-28.

IN A related matter, Marmaton Valley and Crest’s softball teams saw their Class 2-1A action moved back a day, to Tuesday, and switched to Paola from Mound City, because of weather. The Wildcats will take on Marais des Cygnes Valley, while Crest plays Lyndon.