Basketball and wrestling postseason assignments have been set for Kansas high school teams in 2011.
Wrestling regionals are first up on Feb. 18-19. State wrestling tournaments Feb. 25-26.
Basketball substates — and this year there are no Class 1A regional tournaments before hand — are Feb. 28-March 5. There are eight substate tournaments per classification with winners advancing to the state tournaments, March 9-12.
Kansas Class 1A, which effects Crest and Southern Coffey County in the Register’s area schools, has been divided into two divisions and play substate tournaments. The state did away with the regional tournament level. Southern Coffey County and Crest are Class 1A, Division I.
Iola High is the only area school involved with wrestling. The Mustangs are assigned to the Class 4A regional tournament to be hosted by Chanute High School. It is the second year in a row for Chanute to host the regional.
Joining Iola and Chanute at the regional are Labette County, Coffeyville, Columbus, Fort Scott, Anderson County, Independence, Prairie View, Louisburg, Osawatomie, Ottawa, Paola, Parsons and Spring Hill. The top four wrestlers in each of the 14 weight classes advance to the Kansas Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament in Salina.
Iola High’s Fillies and Mustangs are in the Class 4A basketball substate being hosted by Paola. Along with those two schools are Fort Scott, Anderson County, Prairie View, Louisburg, Osawatomie and Ottawa.
Uniontown High’s Eagles move up to Class 3A competition this season. They have been assigned to the 3A substate at Burlington along with Northeast-Arma, Frontenac, West Franklin, Kansas City Christian, Central Heights and Wellsville.
Schools from the area have been assigned to two different Class 2A substates.
Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats will play in the 2A substate hosted by Jayhawk-Linn High School in Mound City. Others in the substate are Northern Heights, Burlingame, Chase County, Mission Valley, Lyndon and Madison-Hamilton.
Sedan High School is hosting a 2A substate in which Humboldt and Yates Center will compete. Others schools are Central-Burden, West Elk, Oswego, Oxford and Pittsburg St. Mary’s-Colgan.
Southern Coffey County High is hosting a Class 1A, Division I substate at Allen County Community College in Iola. Crest joins SCCH along with Hartford, Olpe, Pleasanton and St. Paul.
The Class 4A state tournament is in Salina while the Class 3A tournament is in Hutchinson. Class 2A’s state basketball tournament is in Manhattan. The Class 1A, Division I tournament is in Emporia while the Class 1A, Division II tournament is in Hays.
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