Substate seedings, pairing set

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Iola High’s Fillies and Mustangs learned they will be playing on the same night in Kansas Class 4A Substate Tournament action.
The Fillies and Mustangs earned the No. 6 and No. 8 seeds, respectively, in their brackets of the postseason tournament. Tournament host, Ottawa’s girls and boys, were awarded the No. 3 and No. 1 seeds, respectively.
That means the Iola and Ottawa teams face each other in both the girls’ and boys’ division of the substate. Ottawa has the higher seeds so instead of playing on two different nights at Ottawa, the quarterfinal games are on the same night.
Iola’s teams go to Ottawa Monday night for a substate doubleheader. The Fillies (9-10) play the Cyclone girls (15-4) at 6 p.m. The Mustangs (3-16) take on the Cyclone boys (14-5) at 7:30 p.m.
Winners advance. Losers conclude their season for 2009.
Semifinals and championship games for the 4A substate are at Ottawa High School. Boys’ semifinals are Thursday and Girls’ semifinals are Friday.
The girls’ championship game is 6 p.m. Saturday followed by the boys’ title game at 7:30.
Humboldt, Marmaton Valley and Yates Center are all in the Kansas Class 2A Substate hosted by Northeast High School at Arma. Play begins Monday for the boys’ teams and the first round of games of girls is Tuesday.
First-round games are at the higher seeded teams.
In the 2A boys’ division, Yates Center (14-5) earned the top seed and will host No. 8 seeded Humboldt (2-18) at 7 p.m. Monday.
Oswego (13-5) is the No. 2 seed and will host No. 7 Marmaton Valley (8-11) at 7 p.m. Monday. Pittsburg-Colgan (12-7) is No. 3 seeded and hosts No 6 Uniontown (9-10) at 7 p.m. Monday.
On Tuesday, the girls open play as top-seeded Pittsburg-Colgan (17-2) hosts No. 8 Marmaton Valley (0-19) at 7 p.m. Third-seeded Humboldt (12-8) hosts No. 6 Yates Center (5-14) at 7 p.m.
Semifinals and championship games for the 4A substate are at Northeast High in Arma. Boys’ semifinals are Thursday and Girls’ semifinals are Friday.
The girls’ championship game is 6 p.m. Saturday followed by the boys’ title game at 7:30.
Fans should also be prepared to pay more for admission to substate tournament games. The Kansas State High School Activities Association sets admission prices for all postseason play.
Admission to the first-round games in all substates is $4 for adults and $3 for students. For substate semifinal games and championship games, admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students.
Champions of the 4A substate advance to the Kansas Class 4A State Basketball Tournament in Salina. Champions of the 2A substate advance to the Kansas Class 2A State Basketball Tournament in Manhattan.
All six state tournaments in Kansas are March 11-14.

CLASS 4A
OTTAWA SUBSTATE
BOYS

Quarterfinals — Monday, Paola (8-11) at Osawatomie (12-7), 7 p.m.; Prairie View (6-12) at Fort Scott (12-7), 7 p.m.; Anderson County (9-11) at Louisburg (9-10), 7:30 p.m.; Iola (3-16) at Ottawa (14-5), 7:30 p.m.
Semifinals — Thursday, Paola-Osawatomie winner vs. Prairie View-Fort Scott winner; Anderson County-Louisburg winner vs. Iola-Ottawa winner, times TBA.
Championship — Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

GIRLS

Quarterfinals — Monday, Iola (9-10) at Ottawa (15-4), 6 p.m.; Anderson County (12-8) at Louisburg (13-6), 6 p.m.; Prairie View (3-15) at Paola (19-0), 7 p.m.; Osawatomie (6-13) at Fort Scott (16-3), 7 p.m.
Semifinals — Friday, Anderson County-Louisburg winner vs. Prairie View-Paola winner; Iola-Ottawa winner vs. Osawatomie-Fort Scott winner, times TBA.
Championship — Saturday, 6 p.m.

CLASS 2A
ARMA SUBSTATE
BOYS

Quarterfinals — Monday, Humboldt (2-18) at Yates Center (14-5), 7 p.m.; Northeast Arma (11-9) at Pleasanton (12-8), 7 p.m.; Marmaton Valley (8-11) at Oswego (13-5), 7 p.m.; Uniontown (9-10) at Pittsburg Colgan (12-7), 7 p.m.
Semifinals — Thursday, Humboldt-Yates Center winner vs. Northeast Arma-Pleasanton winner; Marmaton Valley-Oswego winner vs. Uniontown-Pittsburg Colgan winner, times TBA.
Championship — Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

GIRLS

Quarterfinals — Tuesday, Marmaton Valley (0-19) at Pittsburg Colgan (17-2), 7 p.m.; Uniontown (8-11) at Pleasanton (9-11), 7 p.m.; Northeast Arma (4-16) at Oswego (12-6), 7 p.m.; Yates Center (5-14) at Humboldt (12-8), 7 p.m.
Semifinals — Friday, Marmaton Valley-Pittsburg Colgan winner vs. Uniontown-Pleasanton winner; Northeast Arma-Oswego winner vs. Yates Center-Humboldt winner, times TBA.
Championship — Saturday, 6 p.m.