Three area schools get 1A regional seedings, pairings

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February 18, 2010 - 12:00 AM

When a school is hosting a regional tournament, it’s nice to be one of the top seeds.
In their first foray into Kansas Class 1A Regional basketball action, Yates Center High’s Wildcat teams are seeded in the top three. Yates Center’s boys at 9-9 are the top seed of the regional YCHS is hosting next week.
Crest High’s Lancers and the Southern Coffey County High Lady Titans go into the 1A regional tournament hosted by Pleasanton next week as top seeds.
The Wildcat boys get a first-round bye into Thursday’s semifinals. St. Paul (8-11) is the No. 2 seed.
At the Yates Center regional, St. Paul’s girls (18-0) earned top seed with Altoona-Midway (9-10) in the top two spot. Yates Center’s girls (7-11)  are No. 3.
The Wildcat girls host a first-round game Tuesday against No. 6 Flinthills (0-17). The winner plays Altoona-Midway Friday in the semifinals.
Chetopa (5-12) hosts Elk Valley (2-16) Tuesday in the other girls’ first-round game. The winner faces St. Paul on Friday at Yates Center.
Yates Center’s boys wait for the winner of Flinthills (2-15) and Elk Valley (0-18), who play Monday. Third-seeded Chetopa (4-13) hosts No. 6 Altoona-Midway (0-19) on Monday. The winner plays St. Paul Thursday in the semifinals.
Championship games at Yates Center are at 6 p.m. for the girls and 7:30  for the boys on Saturday. The top two teams from each regional qualify for 1A substate play.

IN THE Pleasanton regional, Crest’s boys landed the top seed with a 14-3 mark and Southern Coffey County’s boys are No. 3 at 11-8. Waverly (14-5) got the No. 2 seed.
SCCH’s Titans host Marais Des Cygnes Valley (3-16)  Monday. The winner faces Waverly in Thursday’s semifinals at Pleasanton.
Pleasanton (7-11) hosts Hartford (5-12) Monday. The winner takes on Crest in a semifinal Thursday.

Southern Coffey County’s girls (15-4) await the winner of No. 4 Marais Des Cygnes Valley (7-12) and No. 5 Crest (1-16), who play Tuesday at Melvin.

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