The 2013 North Central Kansas League champion is Marysville and, unless upsets happen in the final two weeks of the regular season, both Wamego High School basketball teams will claim the 2013 NCKL basketball championships.
The Bulldogs wrapped up the NCKL wrestling crown last week with the only left to be determined in this past week’s final regular season action was which team would finish as the NCKL runner-up in wrestling, which went to the Abilene Cowboys, who went 4-1 in NCKL action while Concordia and Clay Center tied for third and fourth with 2-3 NCKL records while Chapman finished at 1-4 and Wamego was 0-5.
In basketball, Wamego jumped into the No. 1 NCKL spot in the boys’ standings this past week when they upended Abilene 34-33 while the Lady Raiders continued to march unscathed through the NCKL ranks with wins over Chapman and Abilene.
With a win Tuesday night at Clay Center the Lady Raiders will seal the 2013 NCKL championship, a loss to the Lady Tigers throws the championship into a quandry between Wamego, Clay Center and Marysville.
The Panther and Lady Panther basketball teams split two games with Riley County High School on Tuesday and then also split a pair of NCKL games with Chapman on Friday night. The Panther boys was the victorious team on both nights as they defeated Riley County 68-38 and then beat Chapman 66-43 while the Lady Panthers fell 36-24 to Riley County and 44-34 to Chapman.
The Concordia wrestling team picked up a 39-36 NCKL dual win over Clay Center on Thursday to finish the 2012-2013 NCKL season with a 2-3 record and is now off until this Friday and Saturday when they compete in the Abilene Regional tournament.
The Cowboy and Cowgirl basketball teams swept Silver Lake in a pair of non-conference games on Tuesday and then got swept by Wamego in a pair of NCKL games on Friday. Tuesday the Cowgirls opened the night with a 46-38 victory followed by the Cowboys’ 70-57 win. Friday night, however, the Cowgirls opened with a 63-34 loss which was followed by a 34-33 loss by the Cowboys.
The Cowboy wrestling team closed out the regular season on Thursday with a 54-18 NCKL dual victory over arch-rival Chapman. The Cowboys will host a 4A regional tournament this Friday and Saturday.
The Clay Center basketball teams split a pair of games with the NCAA’s Republic County on Tuesday night and then stepped back into NCKL play on Friday when they split with Marysville High School. The Lady Tigers picked up the wins both nights while the Tiger boys fell in both of their games. Tuesday against Republic County the Tiger boys fell 56-37 after the Lady Tigers had earned a 33-24 win. Friday night the Lady Tigers opened with a 54-35 win over Marysville prior to the Tiger boys falling 58-51 in overtime.
The Clay Center wrestlig team fell to Concordia in its final NCKL dual of the season, 39-36 on Thursday, and is now off until this coming weekend when they compete in the Abilene 4A regional tournament.
The Marysville basketball teams split a pair of games with Rock Creek High School on Tuesday and then split a pair of NCKL games with Clay Center on Friday. Tuesday the Bulldog boys fell 62-56 to Rock Creek after the Lady Bulldogs had picked up a 46-38 victory. Friday night the Bulldog boys earned a 58-51 win over NCKL rival Clay Center in overtime following a 54-35 loss by the Lady Bulldogs to the Lady Tigers.
The Bulldog wrestling team closed out its regular season by sweeping two matches in a triangular with Effingham (49-25) and Sabetha (42-29). The Bulldogs will be in action this Friday and Saturday in the 3-2-1A Onaga Regional tournament.
The Wamego basketball teams picked up four victories this past week as they swept Chapman on Tuesday and duplicated the feat against Abilene on Friday night. Tuesday the Wamego girls won 69-20 over Chapman which was followed by a 57-33 win by the Raider boys. Friday night the Lady Raiders opened with a 63-34 win over Abilene which was followed with a 34-33 win over Abilene by the Red Raider boys.
The Wamego wrestling team competed in the Chase County tournament on Saturday, but results from that tournament were not reported in. The Raider wrestlers will be in action this weekend in the 4A regional tournament hosted by Abilene.
The Irish and Lady Irish basketball teams got swept by Wamego on Tuesday and then split two games with Concordia on Friday. Tuesday night the Chapman boys lost to Wamego 57-33 which followed a 69-20 loss by the Lady Irish to Wamego. Friday night the Lady Irish earned their first NCKL victory of the season when they defeated Concordia 44-34 but that was followed by the Irish boys falling to the Panthers 66-43.
The Chapman wrestling team closed out its regular season with a 54-18 loss to Dickinson County rival Abilene on Thursday. The Fighting Irish wrestlers will be back in action this coming weekend when they compete in the 4A regional tournament hosted by Abilene.