Abilene, Kan.—The 2012 North Central Kansas League football championship was won, convincingly, by the Wamego Red Raiders.
The Red Raiders wrapped up the crown this past Friday night with a 35-12 win over the Clay Center Tigers.
But Wamego has not lost since, and Rock Creek is not a member of the NCKL, so Wamego’s five-game winning streak coincided with their five-game NCKL schedule and when the Raiders handed Clay Center that 23-point loss Friday night it wrapped up their 2012 NCKL schedule with an undefeated record.
There are still more NCKL games to be played, but none by Wamego or Marysville, their places in the league are determined.
Wamego is the champion with a 5-0 NCKL record while Marysville also has a 0 in its record as the Bulldogs were beat by Abilene 52-28 on Friday night leaving them with no NCKL wins in 2012.
This week Chapman will play at Abilene, to finish off their 2012 NCKL slates while Concordia will play at Clay Center on Oct. 24 to finish off the NCKL and regular season at the same time.
The Panthers are currently second to Wamego with a 3-1 NCKL record while Chapman and Clay Center are tied at 2-2 and Abilene is currently fifth with a 1-3 record.
The Lady Panther golf team played at Minneapolis on Monday and finished in third place with a score of 263. … The Lady Panther tennis team had its regional run get postponed on Saturday. The tournament will be finished on Monday morning in McPherson. … The Panthers picked up their fourth overall victory and third NCKL victory Friday night when they beat Chapman 32-13. The Panthers will open district play this Friday night at Colby.
The Cowgirl volleyball team played host to Wamego in an NCKL doubleheader Tuesday evening and split the two matches, falling 25-22, 22-25, 25-18 in the opener, but coming back to win the nightcap 25-18, 25-23. Saturday the Cowgirls finished 4-1 overall and in third place in the Council Grove tournament. Abilene went 3-0 in pool play, defeating Northern Heights 25-15, 25-18, Sacred Heart 25-14, 25-21 and Santa Fe Trail 25-14, 25-16 in pool play but lost to Clearwater 25-17, 25-12 in the semifinals before bouncing back to knock off NCKL rival Clay Center 25-18, 25-17 in the consolation championship to earn third place. … The Cowgirl tennis team completed its regular season on Tuesday by hosting a tournament where they finished in a tie with Chapman for the championship, the Fighting Irish, however, won the tiebreaker, as both teams finished with 44 points. …. The Cowgirl tennis team had its regional tournament get rained out Saturday in McPherson. The tournament is scheduled to be resumed Monday morning at 10 a.m. … The Cowboys tasted victory for the first time this season Friday night when they handed Marysville a 42-28 defeat, it was Marysville’s sixth loss of the season. The Cowboys will meet up with intra-county rival Chapman this Friday night in the district opener for both teams.
The Lady Tiger tennis team traveled to Abilene on Tuesday for the final tournament of its regular season, the Abilene Invitational, where they finished in sixth place with 30 points. … The Clay Center volleyball team played in the Council Grove tournament on Saturday where they went 3-2 on the day and finished in fourth place. The Lady Tigers beat Council Grove 25-21, 24-26, 25-12, Clearwater 25-16, 25-23 and Lyons 19-25, 25-13, 25-22 in pool play, fell to Sacred Heart 25-20, 27-25 in the semifinals and to Abilene 25-18, 25-17 in the consolation final to finish at fourth place. … The Lady Tiger tennis team had its regional tournament in McPherson get rained out Saturday morning. The tournament is scheduled to resume Monday morning at 10 a.m. … The Tigers suffered their second loss of the season Friday night when they lost 35-12 to Wamego. The Tigers will open district play this Friday night when they play at Goodland.
The Lady Bulldog tennis team added another regional championship trophy to its case on Saturday in Hillsboro. The Lady Dawgs finished with 18 points and three state tournament entrants as Dani Swartz won singles championship and both Marysville doubles teams placed with the tandem of Ashley Bruna and Hillorary Rommebaum placed second and the tandem of Kassie Breeshears and Lauran Hawkinson placed fourth. … The Bulldogs suffered their sixth loss of the season Friday night when they fell 42-28 at Abilene. The Bulldogs will continue their search for that first win this week when they begin district play by playing host to Rock Creek High School.
The Lady Raider volleyball team traveled to Abilene for an NCKL doubleheader on Tuesday and split the two matches. Wamego won the opener 25-22, 22-25, 25-18 but dropped the nightcap 25-18, 25-23. … The Lady Raider tennis team traveled to Abilene to play in the Abilene Invitational on Tuesday and finished in fifth place with 38 points. … The Lady Raider tennis team placed third in the Topeka Hayden Class 4A regional with 7 points and earned one state qualifier as the doubles tandem of Rikki Alderson and Kaylee Page teanned up to finish in second place on Saturday. … The Red Raiders wrapped up the NCKL championship in 2012 Friday night when they beat Clay Center 35-12 to finish off their NCKL schedule with an undefeated 5-0 record. The Red Raiders will look to win their sixth straight game this Friday night when they play host to Holton in the district opener for both teams.
The Lady Irish tennis team traveled to Abilene on Tuesday to finish off the regular season with the Abilene Invitational and won the team title with 44 points. … The Lady Irish tennis team had its regional tournament in McPherson get rained out Saturday morning. The tournament is scheduled to be resumed Monday morning at 10 a.m. ... The Fighting Irish suffered their third loss of the season this past Friday night when they lost 32-13 to Concordia. The Irish will look to get back on the winning side of things this Friday night against their arch-rival when they play at Abilene in the final NCKL game and district opener for both teams.