Free State High, making its third Class 6A state volleyball appearance in four years, is the No. 3 seed for the weekend tournament at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.
The Firebirds (23-9) will open pool play with No. 6 Topeka Washburn Rural (26-12) at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Free State's other matches in pool play on Friday are 6:30 p.m. against No. 7 Wichita Northwest (19-10) and 7:30 p.m. against No. 2 Manhattan (35-3).
The semifinals are 2 p.m. Saturday. The championship and third-place matches are 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Overland Park Aquinas (34-2) is the No. 1 seed.