For the fourth straight season the Abilene Cowboys basketball team is in control of the North Central Kansas League.
Although it took a pair of overtimes to gain that control this past Tuesday night.
Abilene, which has won the NCKL title each of the past three seasons, needed two overtimes this past Tuesday night to defeat Wamego on the Cowboys’ home court and then turned around and defeated
But after those two extra periods the Cowboys escaped their battle with Wamego with a 77-65 victory and then followed that win with a 54-44 victory over Marysville to propel the Cowboys into the NCKL lead all by their lonesome with just two more NCKL contests to play this season.
Going into the Wamego contest, the Red Raiders were the lone NCKL unbeaten team remaining this season. But the Red Raiders now stand at 4-1 in NCKL play while Abilene has a 6-1 NCKL mark. The two teams will meet up again this Friday night, this time in Wamego.
The Concordia basketball teams were busy this past week as they swept Pike Valley High School on Tuesday night, with the Panther boys winning 82-35 and the Lady Panthers picking up their third win of the year, 50-36, the squads took Friday off before getting swept by Holton on Saturday with the Lady Panthers falling 66-7 and the Panther boys falling 60-57.
The Concordia wrestling team lost an NCKL dual 51-21 to Chapman on Thursday and then placed 16th on the weekend at the Rose Hill Tournament with 44 points.
The Cowboys and Cowgirls basketball teams split with Wamego on Tuesday as the Cowgirls fell 76-35 but the Cowboys took over the NCKL lead with a 77-65 victory then on Friday the Abilene teams also split with Marysville with the Cowboys winning 54-44 following a 62-55 loss by the Cowgirls.
The Abilene wrestling team handed Clay Center a 58-24 NCKL dual defeat on Thursday and then placed third at the Phillipsburg tournament with 124.5 points.
The Tiger and Lady Tiger basketball teams swept Chapman on Tuesday with the Lady Tigers winning 50-33 and the Tiger boys following suit with a 27-23 victory. Then on Friday Clay Center split with Council Grove as the Lady Tigers picked up a 47-34 win and the Tiger boys fell 53-50.
The Clay Center wrestling team fell to Abilene 58-24 in an NCKL dual on Thursday night and placed 17th with 28 points on Saturday at the Silver Lake Tournament.
The Marysville basketball teams split with Riley County on Tuesday, with the Lady Bulldogs falling 41-39 but the Bulldog boys bounced back for a 57-44 victory then on Friday they also split with Abilene as the Lady Bulldogs earned a 62-55 win while the Bulldog boys suffered a 54-44 defeat.
The Bulldog wrestling team sealed up the 2013 NCKL championship on Tuesday with a 52-17 dual win over Wamego and then placed fourth at the Phillipsburg Tournament on Saturday with 121 points.
The Wamego basketball teams split with Abilene on Tuesday as the Lady Raiders earned a 76-35 victory but the Raider boys suffered their first NCKL loss of the season, falling 77-65 to the Cowboys in two overtimes. Then on Friday Wamego swept two games from Valley Heights with the Lady Raiders opening the night with a 77-35 win and the Raider boys following with a 55-40 victory.
The Wamego wrestling team suffered a 57-17 loss to Marysville on Tuesday and placed ninth with 83 points at Silver Lake on Saturday.
The Chapman basketball teams got swept by Clay Center on Tuesday, with the boys falling 27-23 and the girls suffering a 50-23 defeat and then also got swept on Friday by the NCAA’s Southeast of Saline High School as the Irish boys lost 53-49 and the Lady Irish fell 57-54.
The Chapman wrestling team beat Concordia in an NCKL dual 51-21 on Thursday night.