Area teams seeded for sub-state

By The Mercury

With the regular season officially over, all area teams will now move to sub-state play as they look for a shot at their respective state tournaments.

In Class 4A, the Wamego Red Raiders will be playing in the Holton sub-state. The Wamego girls’ team was 15-4 on the season and drew the No. 2 seed, meaning they will host Chapman (2-18) at home on Monday, and with a win will play the winner of Abilene (12-8) and Royal Valley (7-12). To get to state, the Red Raiders would have to defeat Holton, one of the best teams in 4A at 20-0.

On the boys’ side of the bracket, the Red Raiders drew a No. 5 seed with their 8-11 record and will open at Chapman (10-10). The winner of that game will play either No. 1 seed Abilene (19-1) or No. 8 Atchison (0-19).

Rock Creek and Riley County will join each other in the Class 3A sub-state at St. Marys. The Riley County girls will open as the No. 1 seed at 19-0 and take on 3-16 McLouth on Tuesday at home. The winner of that game will face St. Marys (10-9) or Council Grove (8-12) in the semi-finals.

At the bottom of that bracket, Rock Creek drew the No. 3 seed with its 15-4 record and will open with Rossville (5-14) Tuesday at home. With a win, the Mustangs would likely face Silver Lake (15-4), a team they have yet to beat this season.

On the boys’ side of the bracket, the Rock Creek Mustangs drew a No. 2 seed at 15-4 this season and will open against Rossville (6-13) on Monday at home. A win would put the Mustangs against Silver Lake (13-6) or Council Grove (7-13).

Riley County is seeded fourth in the bracket at 12-7 and plays McLouth (10-9) on Monday at home. If the Falcons win, they would likely face No. 1 seed Osage City (18-2).

Valley Heights and Blue Valley are paired together in a Class 1A bracket at Centralia. The teams will play each other in the opening round of the boys’ tournament on Monday in Randolph. The Rams are 5-15, while the Mustangs settle in at 4-16. The winner will play Hanover (16-3) in the semi-finals on Thursday.

The Valley Heights girls are seeded No. 3 at 10-11 and will play Linn (5-15) at home on Tuesday. The winner takes on Hanover (11-9) on Friday.

The Rams’ girls will also be at home for the first round, as Blue Valley (10-11) will take on Wakefield (8-12). The winner of that game will take on Centralia (12-8) on Friday.

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