The Abilene Cowboys will win the NCKL boys’ basketball title, the Wamego Lady Raiders will win the NCKL girls’ basketball title while wrestling is and always will be undetermined.
The Cowboy basketball team is now 8-0 in the NCKL with only two NCKL games remaining this season, those games being against Clay Center (Feb. 17) and Chapman (Feb. 21) and Concordia is 2nd place in the NCKL at 6-2, meaning even if Concordia tied Abilene (with both teams being 8-2 in the NCKL) Abilene gets the edge because of beating Concordia twice this season.
The Lady Raiders are also undefeated in NCKL action, but Wamego is just 7-0 with three NCKL games remaining. But, Abilene and Clay Center are the next two teams in the NCKL girls’ standings and they each have three losses. Wamego’s remaining NCKL schedule is it plays host to Clay Center this Tuesday, at Concordia Friday and at Marysville next Tuesday.
Concordia’s wrestling team sealed up its portion of the NCKL wrestling title with a 45-20 win over Clay Center on Thursday. The Panther and Lady Panther basketball teams split with Riley County on Tuesday with the girls falling 67-28 and the boys wining 63-44 and then swept Chapman on Friday with the boys winning 52-34 and the girls winning 41-30. This week the CHS basketball teams will play host to Phillipsburg on Tuesday and host Marysville on Friday while the wrestling team will begin post-season action in the Chapman regional Friday and Saturday.
The Abilene High School Cowboy basketball team put the sealing touch on the NCKL boys title this season after they beat Wamego on Friday night. The Cowboys also sealed up a tie for the wrestling title with a 65-12 win over Chapman Thursday night. The basketball teams began the week by sweeping Augusta on Tuesday with the girls winning 44-23 and the boys winning 82-39. Friday night the basketball team split with Wamego with the girls falling 50-35 but the boys bouncing back to defeat the Raiders 59-48. This week the Abilene wrestling team will be in action in the Chapman regional tournament on Friday and Saturday while the basketball teams will play at Hays on Tuesday and will play host to Clay Center on Friday.
The Clay Center wrestling team lost its final dual of the season Thursday night, falling 45-20 to Concordia and will be in action this weekend in the Chapman regional tournament. The Clay Center basketball teams got swept by Republic County Tuesday night with the boys falling 56-45 and the girls falling 62-30 and split with Marysville on Friday with the girls falling 47-36 but the boys earning a 59-52 win. This week the Clay Center cagers will play at Wamego on Tuesday and at Abilene on Friday.
The Bulldog wrestling team sowed up its share of the NCKL title with a 39-37 dual win over Wmaego Tuesday night. The Bulldog wrestlers will return to action this weekend when they compete in the Russell regional on Friday and Saturday. The Marysville basketball teams got swept by Rock Creek on Tuesday with the girls falling 48-44 and the boys falling 56-46 and split with Clay Center on Tuesday as the boys fell 59-52 but the girls won 47-36. This week the Marysville basketball teams will have Tuesday off and play at Chapman on Friday.
The Wamego Lady Raider basketball team all but sewed up the NCKL girls’ basketball title with wins over Chapman on Tuesday and Abilene on Friday last week. The Lady Raiders, who now have a 1.5 game lead in the NCKL with three games remaining, beat Chapman 62-24 and Abilene 50-35. The Raider boys fell to Chapman 41-39 in overtime and 59-48 to Abilene on Friday. The Wamego wrestling team lost to Marysville 39-37 on Tuesday. This week the Wamego basketball teams will play host to Clay Center on Tuesday and play at Concordia on Friday. The Raider wrestling team will be in action in the Chapman regional Friday and Saturday.
The Fighting Irish boys’ basketball team picked up Chapman’s only athletic win of the past week. That win came on Tuesday night when the Irish beat Wamego 41-39 in overtime. The Irish boys, however, lost to Concordia 52-34 on Friday while the Irish wrestling team fell to Abilene 65-12 on Thursday and the Lady Irish basketball team lost to Wamego 62-24 on Tuesday and fell 41-30 to Concordia on Friday. This week the Chapman basketball teams will play host to Rock Creek on Tuesday and play host to Marysville on Friday. The Chapman wrestling team will host a regional tournament on Friday and Saturday.