Pairings for sub-state volleyball tournaments on Saturday, Oct. 20, have been released by the Kansas State High School Activities Association for all seven city schools, with Topeka High and Washburn Rural both scheduled to host Class 6A tournaments.
Highland Park and Shawnee Heights will compete in a 5A sub-state at St. James Academy while Topeka West and Seaman will take part in a 5A sub-state at DeSoto and Hayden will travel to Pratt for a 4A sub-state
Hayden won state championships the past three seasons in now defunct 4A Division II while Washburn Rural finished third in 6A last fall.
Sub-state champions will advance to state tournaments on Oct. 26-27, with the 6A and 5A state tournaments to be held at the Tony’s Pizza Events Center at Salina and the 4A tournament at Hutchinson Community College.
6A SUB-STATE NO. 2 AT WASHBURN RURAL
Washburn Rural, the No. 2 seed in the west with a 29-3 record at the time of seeding, will play its sub-state semifinal at approximately 2 p.m. Saturday against the winner of a 1 p.m. play-in game between Wichita North (7-19) and Wichita West (0-31).
On the other side of the bracket, Free State (19-10) will face Manhattan (16-16) at approximately 3 p.m.
The championship match will start at approximately 4 o’clock.
6A SUB-STATE NO. 4 AT TOPEKA HIGH
Topeka High and Garden City (both 22-9 at the time of seeding) tied for the No. 4 seed in the west and the Trojans won a coin clip to be a host.
The Trojans will take on Dodge City (13-17) at 2 p.m. Saturday, while Garden City will face Derby (16-20) in a 3 o’clock match.
The title match will start at approximately 4 p.m.
5A SUB-STATE NO. 2 AT ST. JAMES ACADEMY
Highland Park (0-27 at the time of seeding) will play a play-in game at 1 p.m. Saturday against Kansas City-Turner (8-22), with the winner advancing to play St. James (25-4) at 2 o’clock. St. James is the No. 2 seed in the east.
Shawnee Heights (17-13) will play at about 3 o’clock against Blue Valley Southwest (19-8), with the final set for about 4.
5A SUB-STATE NO. 3 AT DESOTO
DeSoto, the No. 3 seed in the East and 28-6 at the time of seeding, will take on Topeka West (11-16) at 2 p.m. Saturday, while Seaman (23-8) will face Basehor-Linwood (19-18) at about 3.
The winners will play at about 4 o’clock.
4A SUB-STATE NO. 1 AT PRATT
Pratt, the No. 1 seed in the west with a record of 28-4 at the time of seeding, will play at about 2 p.m. Saturday against the winner of a 1 p.m. play-in match between El Dorado (13-22) and Wamego (6-23).
Hayden (19-15) will take on Abilene (20-12) at approximately 3 p.m., with the championship match scheduled for approximately 4 o’clock.