IHSAA- With the regular season ending for classes 1A and 2A, the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) has released the brackets for District play set to begin on Friday, February 9th, for the Class 1A preliminary round. All games will start at 7 pm. Here’s our local matchups.
The brackets to look out for are in Substate 5: District 9 will feature five of our local teams and District 10 will feature one, but they enter as the top seed.
New London and Columbus are set to rumble on Friday at New London in the preliminary round with the winner moving on to play the top seed, #5 Winfield-Mt. Union. The Tigers defeated Columbus last Friday in their Southeast Iowa Super Conference shootout game 57-46. KILJ 105.5 FM, kilj.com, will be on the call.
The first-round games will be played on Monday, February 12th and Danville will take on Sigourney at home. Burlington Notre Dame will host Wapello and WACO will face off against Pekin at home.
The winners of Winfield-Mt. Union and New London/Columbus will take on the winner between Danville/Sigourney. The winners of Burlington Notre Dame/Wapello and WACO/Pekin will face off against one another with the Nikes holding the higher seed.
In District 10, Holy Trinity Catholic holds the top spot and will compete against either Seymour or Tri-County on Monday at home.
The district champions of District 9 and District 10 will face off in the substate game with the winner moving on to the state tournament.
Class 2A, Substate 4 District 7 will be headlined by the undefeated #8 West Burlington Falcons. Central Lee and Louisa-Muscatine will compete on Monday with the winner moving on to face off against the Falcons.
On the bottom half of the bracket, Mediapolis will host Van Buren County on Monday with the winner to move on and travel to West Branch on Thursday, February 15th, for the second-round matchup.
The teams in Substate 4 District 8 are (in order) Monticello, Cascade, Northeast, Anamosa, Beckman Catholic, and Camanche. One of the 12 teams will move on to the state tournament to represent Substate 4.
The brackets for classes 3A and 4A will be released on Monday with their first-round matchups taking place on February 19th.
You can find the rest of the brackets here: Basketball: 2024 Postseason Brackets (iahsaa.org)