Postseason beckons for area athletes

The 2021 fall sports campaign is headed down the home stretch, with tennis the first to open postseason play this weekend. Cross country, volleyball and football will follow in short order.

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October 5, 2021 - 11:18 AM

Iola High School's varsity cross country runners are, from left, Drake DeLaTorre, Travis Wanker, Cole Moyer, J.J. Ruth, Kaster Trabuc, Eli Adams, Jesse Taylor, Elaine Sturgeon and Sage Barney. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Iola High’s girls tennis team will travel to El Dorado Saturday for their Class 4A Regional Tournament, with berths for the upcoming state tournament on the line.

Iola High’s Keira Fawson returns a shot in a match earlier this season.Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

The top six singles and doubles teams will earn state bids. The Class 4A State Tournament is scheduled for Oct. 15 and 16 at Winfield’s T.H. Vaughan Tennis Center.

Meanwhile, local cross country and volleyball participants have a clearer picture of where their postseasons are destined now that the Kansas High School Activities Association has announced regional and substate assignments.

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