The Kansas State High School Activities Association has approved the state basketball tournament sites for the 2010-2011 season on Tuesday.

The Kansas State High School Activities Association has approved the state basketball tournament sites for the 2010-2011 season on Tuesday.
In June, Class 1A schools approved the separation of those schools into two divisions for state championships for basketball, volleyball and scholars’ bowl effective in the 2010-2011 season.
Since the approval of that split, the KSHSAA staff had to secure an additional location for state basketball tournaments that will be held March 9-12, 2011.
Busch Gross Coliseum, on the campus of Fort Hays State University, will host the Class 1A Division I tournament while White Auditorium in Emporia will play host to the Division II tourney.
The Class 2A tournament will be hosted by Bramlage Coliseum at Kansas State University in Manhattan while the Hutchinson Sports Arena in Hutchinson will be the location of the Class 3A tournament.
The Salina Bicentennial Center will host the Class 4A state tournament and the Topeka Expocentre will host the Class 5A state tourney.
Koch Arena at Wichita State University will host the Class 6A tournament in 2011.
“With the addition of a seventh state tournament site, the KSHSAA has been pleased with the willingness of all host communities to work together to allow member schools the opportunity to have state tournament games in well-maintained, fan-friendly venues,” said Gary Musselman, KSHSAA executive director.
Musselman said that the state tournament sites for the 2009-2010 will remain the same as in previous seasons.
Fort Hays State will continue to host the Class 1A tournament while Kansas State (Class 2A), Hutchinson Sports Arena (Class 3A), Salina Bicentennial Center (Class 4A), Topeka Expocentre (Class 5A) and White Auditorium (Class 6A), remain the host sites for this season.
“We continue our efforts to finalize our state volleyball tournaments for 2011 and will make an announcement as soon as we are able,” Musselman said.