Area sub-state assignments
TOPEKA — Below are the area basketball sub-state and wrestling regional assignments: BASKETBALL Sub-States Class 5A Feb. 27 to March 2 Two sub-states will be formed from the following pool — Newton, Great Bend, Hays, Liberal, Maize South, Salina South, Salina Central, Valley Center. Games will be played at the highest seed. State at Kansas Expocentre, Topeka Class 4A Feb. 25 to March 2 Hesston at Abilene with Buhler, Chapman, Clay Center, Concordia, Smoky Valley, McPherson. State at Bicentennial Center, Salina Class 3A Feb. 25 to March 2 Sedgwick, Remington at Conway Springs with Belle Plaine, Douglass, Garden Plain, Leon-Bluestem, Wichita Independent. Halstead at Hillsboro with Southeast of Saline, Haven, Hutchinson Trinity, Lyons, Marion, Salina Sacred Heart. State at Hutchinson Sports Arena Class 2A Feb. 25 to March 2 Berean Academy, Peabody-Burns at Moundridge with Central of Burden, Canton-Galva, Chase County, Herington, Oxford. State at Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan Class 1A, Division I Feb. 25 to March 2 Goessel at Burrton with Fairfield, Centre, Pretty Prairie. State at White Auditorium, Emporia State tournaments are March 6 through 9 WRESTLING Class 5A Feb. 16 Newton at Great Bend with Hays, Liberal, Maize South, Salina Central, Salina South, Valley Center. State Feb. 22 and 23, Hartman Arena, Park City Class 4A Feb. 15 and 16 Hesston at Augusta with Andale, Buhler, Clearwater, El Dorado, Hugoton, Mulvane, Nickerson, Pratt, Rose Hill, Circle, Ulysses, Wellington, Winfield. State Feb. 22 and 23, Bicentennial Center, Salina Class 3-2-1A Feb. 15 and 16 Remington at Fredonoa with Central of Burden, Burlingame, Burlington, Caney Valley, Cherryvale, Chase County, Council Grove, Douglass, Erie, Eureka, Herington, Hillsboro, West Elk, Leon-Bluestem, Marion, Jayhawk Linn, Osage City, Pleasanton, Central Heights, Rosalia-Flinthills, Udall, Wellsville. Halstead, Moundridge, Sedgwick at Garden Plain with Chaparral, Bennington, Cheney, Cimarron, Ellsworth, Southeast of Saline, Hoisington, Holcomb, Ingalls, Lakin, Fairfield, Lyons, Minneapolis, South Gray, Salina Sacred Heart, Salina St. John’s Military, Stafford, Sterling, Sublette, Wichita Independent. State Feb. 22 and 23, Bush-Gross Coliseum, Hays
KCAC-HAAC series set
WICHITA — The pairings for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference-Heart of America Athletic Conference Challenge Series has been set for the opening week of the 2013 season. The series will have the 10 HAAC schools travel to the 10 KCAC schools based on conference finishes. Bethel will open the season by hosting Culver-Stockton College at Joe W. Goering Field. “We are pleased with the fine work done by the coaches of both conferences in the development of this historic agreement,” said Dr. Scott Crawford, Commissioner of the KCAC, and Commissioner Larry Lady of the HAAC. The other games of the series are listed below: Missouri Valley at Ottawa MidAmerica Nazarene at Tabor Baker at Saint Mary Evangel at Kansas Wesleyan Benedictine at Friends Graceland at McPherson Peru State at Southwestern Central Methodist at Sterling Avila at Bethany
Wingnuts player bought by Braves
WICHITA — Wichita Wingnuts pitcher James Hoyt has been purchased by the Atlanta Braves organization for the 2013 season. Hoyt played in 11 games for Wichita last season, posting a 2.61 earned-run-average with 15 strikeouts in 10 1-3 innings pitched. Hoyt also played in the Mexican League and with Edinburg of the North American League. For the season, he had a 1.76 ERA with 54 strikeouts in 41 innings. He finished his second season of professional baseball.  "James Hoyt has worked very hard to reach this point in his career, and is well-deserving of the opporunity," Wingnuts’ manager Kevin Hooper said.  "Our coaching staff, myself, and the rest of the organization wishes him nothing but the best in the future." Hoyt is the fifth Wingnuts player in 2012 to be called up by a Major League organization.
Arenacross set for February
WICHITA — The 2013 AMSOIL Arenacross series will compete Feb. 23 and 24 at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita. Professional races will be Feb. 23. Amateur competition will be Feb. 24. Tickets are available at, or by calling (316) 755-7328. More information about the series is available at