SOLOMON, Kan.—The 2012 Fall season came to end for the Wheat State League Friday night when its final football team, the Solomon Gorillas, were eliminated from the 8-man I playoffs by Ness City.
Goessel High School is the current leader in the 2012-2013 Wheat State All Sports race with 32 points as the Bluebirds and Lady Bluebirds finished the season two top Wheat State finishes and one second place finish.
In football Solomon, Peabody-Burns and Goessel all qualified for the playoffs but only Solomon was able to advance out of the first round. The Gorillas played into the sub-state championship game this past Friday night where their season got halted by Ness City.
Elyria Christian was the lone Wheat State team to qualify for the state tournament in volleyball, but the Lady Eagles lost all three of its matches in pool play at the 1A state tournament in Hays.
The Gorilla football team saw its season come to an end this past Friday night when they suffered their second loss of the season, falling 48-0 to Ness City in the sub-state championship game. The Gorillas ended their season with a 10-2 record. Solomon finished the fall season with 12 points in the Wheat State All Sports contest as the Gorillas won the Wheat State football title for nine points and picked up three points in volleyball. Solomon’s Brooke Janssen was named to the All Wheat State Second team in volleyball this season.
Hope High School earned 9 points in the 2012 Fall season towards the Wheat State All Sports contest. The Lion football team finished in fifth place with a 4-4 overall and 1-2 Wheat State record for five points in football and finished in sixth place in volleyball with a 8-13, 3-5 record for four points. Hope’s Ai Dillon was named as an honorable mention member of the 2012 All Wheat State volleyball team.
Wakefield High School is currently in fourth place in the Wheat State All Sports contest with 19 points as the Bombers and Lady Bombers got extra points for fielding cross country teams this season. Wakefield finished with a 4-5, 1-2 record in football for 3 points, 3-15, 1-7 record in volleyball for 2 points and earned 8 points in boys cross country and 6 points in girls’ cross country. The Lady Bombers did not have anybody named to the 2012 All Wheat State volleyball lists.
Little River High School earned 14 points in the 2012 Fall season for the 2012-2013 Wheat State All Sports competition as the Redskins went 7-2, 3-1 in football for 8 points and 9-18, 5-3 in volleyball for 6 points. Little River had junior Skylar Johnson named to the 2012 All Wheat State volleyball’s team’s First Squad and senior Chloe Baldwin named to the 2nd team.
White City High School earned 3 points in the 2012 Fall season towards the 2012-2013 Wheat State All Sports contest as the Huskies football team finished 2-7. 0-5 for 2 points and the Lady Huskies volleyball team finished 12-12, 0-8 for 1 point in volleyball. The Lady Huskies volleyball team had sophomore Alxis Campuzano named to the Second Team on the 2012 All Wheat State volleyball team.
Centre High School earned 12 points this fall towards the 2012-2013 Wheat State All Sports competition as the Cougar football team went 5-4, 1-2 for 4 points and the Lady Cougar volleyball team finished 14-10, 7-1 for 8 points in volleyball. The Lady Cougar volleyball team had senior Anna Weber named to the 2012 All Wheat State volleyball squad’s First Team, junior Cacey Simons named to the 2nd team and sophomore Brenna Shields, junior Bryanna Svoboda and seniors Genesis Rudolph and Ellie Miller each named to the Honorable Mention list.
Goessel High School is currently leading the 2012-2013 Wheat State All Sports contest with 32 points after earning 6 points in football, winning the volleyball championship, earning the most points in boys’ cross country and 8 points in girls’ cross country. The Bluebird football team finished in fourth place with a 6-4 overall record and 2-1 Wheat State record. Goessel High School not only went undefeated in the Wheat State volleyball campaing, but the Lady Bluebirds also dominated the post-season awards with seniors Tia Goertzen, Alex Hiebert, Jessica Harvey and Johanna Hoffman and freshman Page Hiebert all earning Wheat State First Team honors, sophomore Erin Brubacker earned honorable mention status.
Peabody Burns High School is currently in second place in the Wheat State All Sports contest with 26 points, just 6 points behind Goessel High School. The Warriors and Lady Warriors earned 7 points in football and volleyball and 6 points each in both cross country division. The Lady Warrior volleyball team finished the season with a 15-7, 6-2 record and had senior Paige Lewis named to the First Team of the 2012 All Wheat State list, freshman Katy Benson and senior Rayna Barnes named to the 2nd team and senior Brandee Burnett named to the honorable mention list.
Elyria Christian High School, which does not offer football, sits in third place in the 2012-2013 Wheat State All Sports race with 21 points after earning 5 points in volleyball, seven in boys’ cross country and 9 points in girls’ cross country. The Lady Eagle volleyball team, which finished its season as the lone Wheat State state qualifying team, finished its season with a 12-14, 4-4 record and had several players earn All Wheat State honors. Seniors Abby Fields and Cori Mines were named All Wheat State 2nd team and senior Laura Keil was named to the honorable mention list.