By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
The Iowa High School Athletic Association has released the groupings for class 3A and 4A teams with the actual parings coming out in early July. First round games start on Friday night July 18th with district and substate finals on the 21st and 23rd.
Here is a look at where area teams were assigned;
In substate # 3, district host sites are Oelwein and Waverly-Shell Rock with the substate host being Oelwein. The 2nd-ranked West Delaware Hawks will be one of the top-seeds along with the No. 4 team Waverly-Shell Rock, Independence is also one of the 8 schools.
In substate # 4, district host sites are Western Dubuque and Maquoketa with Maquoketa hosting the substate final. The field is led by 6th-ranked Dubuque Wahlert along with area squads Western Dubuque and Anamosa.