By Frederick Bader
Most local high school teams now know their fate going into the substate round of basketball playoffs. KSHSAA announced the seedings on Wednesday, and it looks to be a tough assignment for most Harvey County schools.
The Chargers (11-8), as the number one seed in their bracket, will have the best start to the tournament, starting with a bye before taking on the winner of Rosalia or Goessel on March 6 at Rosalia-Flinthills High School. Meanwhile, the Lady Chargers (5-14) get started earlier, taking on Hope-White City (12-7) at the same venue.
The Dragons (6-14) are the seventh seed, and will travel to second seed Sterling (13-7) on Tuesday. Halstead’s girls (6-14) come in as the eighth seed and will take on unbeaten Hesston (20-0) at Hesston High School on Monday.
The Cardinals (9-11) enter the tournament as the fourth seed, taking on fifth seed Remington (8-12) in Sedgwick on Tuesday. The Lady Cardinals (10-10) are the fifth seed and will travel to Wichita Collegiate (14-5) on Monday.
The brackets for the larger schools – including Newton High School – will be announced on Saturday.
Click here to see the brackets.