ABILENE, Kan. -

The Concordia Panther baseball team is the 5-time defending champion of the North Central Kansas League in baseball.

That 5-year winning streak, however, is in jeopardy in 2014 after the Panthers got swept on Thursday by Wamego in Concordia’ first NCKL doubleheader of the season.

The wins propel Wamego into a tie with Abilene atop the 2014 NCKL standings with identical 4-0 NCKL records. Wamego is currently 7-3 overall on the season while Abilene sits at 4-4. Concordia fell to 4-4 overall on the season and 0-2 in NCKL action.

Abilene, which opened its 2014 season with an NCKL doubleheader sweep of Chapman, picked up another NCKL doubleheader sweep of Tuesday of this past week when the Cowboys swept a doubleheader from Clay Center.

In softball, Clay Center and Marysville are tied atop the NCKL standings with identical 2-0 NCKL records. On the golf links the majority of the NCKL was in competition at Chapman on Tuesday where the Wamego Red Raiders won the team title with a 4-man score of 336 while Abilene finished 10-shots back (346) for 2nd place.

In tennis Concordia hosted Abilene, Marysville and Beloit St. John’s for a quad on Thursday, which Abilene won with 27 points. Marysville finished 2nd with 15 points and the Panthers were 4th with 8 points.

Concordia

The Panther baseball team got swept by Wamego on Thursday, falling 6-0 and 6-5 to see their seasonal record fall to 4-4, 0-2. The Panthers are scheduled to return to the field Friday at Kingman. 

The Lady Panther softball team was scheduled to play an NCKL doubleheader in Abilene on Monday, but that doubleheader got postponed due to inclement weather and has been rescheduled for this Monday. The Lady Panthers then split an NCKL doubleheader with Wamego on Tuesday, falling 3-3 in the opener, but coming back to win the nightcap 8-6. The Lady Panthers are scheduled to return to action Monday at Abilene. 

The Panther tennis team hosted a quadrangular on Thursday and finished in 4th place with 8 points.

The Concordia track teams competed at Smoky Valley on Thursday where the Panther boys finished in 8th place with 42 points and the Lady Panthers were 6th with 51 points.

Abilene

The Cowboys baseball team opened its week on Tuesday by playing its home opener against NCKL rival Clay Center and sweeping the doubleheader, winning the opener 9-0 and sealing the sweep with an 11-9 victory. The Cowboys then got swept by Riley County on Thursday, falling 13-9 and 10-9. The Cowboys are scheduled to return to the field on Tuesday when they play at Marysville. 

The Cowgirl softball team picked up its first victory of the season on Thursday with a doubleheader split with Riley County. The Cowgirls fell 9-6 in the opener but came back to win the nightcap 8-4 for their first win this season. Abilene is scheduled to return to the field Monday when they are scheduled to play host to Concordia in a doubleheader that has already been postponed twice this season due to inclement weather.

The Cowboy golf team placed 2nd in its meet at Chapman on Tuesday with a score of 346.

The Cowboy tennis traveled to Hays on Tuesday and won the Hays Tournament with 17 points. The Cowboys then played a quad at Concordia on Thursday where they also won the team title with 27 points. 

The Abilene track teams ran at Smoky valley on Thursday where the Cowboys finished in 6th place with 50 points and the Cowgirls finished 9th with 38.25 points.

Clay Center

The Tiger baseball team played an NCKL doubleheader at Abilene on Tuesday and got swept, falling 9-0 in the opener and 11-9 in the nightcap. The Tigers also got swept by Marion on Thursday, falling 6-0 and 10-0. The Tigers are scheduled to return to action Friday when they play host to Riley County. 

The Lady Tiger softball team split a non-league doubleheader with Rock Creek on Tuesday, falling 8-3 in the opener but coming back to win the nightcap 5-1. The Lady Tigers then swept Marion on Thursday, sweeping the two games 18-0 and 17-0. 

The Tiger golf team played at Chapman on Tuesday where they finished 6th with a 470 and then turned around and played at Salina on Thursday where they won the meet with a score of 343.

The Clay Center track teams ran at Rock Creek on Thursday where the Tiger boys finished in 2nd place with 109 points and the Lady Tigers were 6th with 26 points.

Marysville

The Bulldog baseball team was scheduled to play a doubleheader at Concordia this past Monday, but the games were postponed due to inclement weather. The Bulldogs are scheduled to get back on the field Tuesday when they host Abilene.

The Lady Bulldog softball team did not play this past week and is scheduled to return to action Tuesday when they host Wamego.

The Bulldog golf team was scheduled to play at Sabetha this past Tuesday, but results from the meet were not reported in.

The Bulldog tennis team played in a quad in Concordia on Thursday where they finished in 2nd place with 15 points. The Bulldogs were also scheduled to play at Manhattan on Tuesday, but results from the meet were not reported.

The Marysville track teams ran at Smith Center on Tuesday where the boys were 8th with 14 points and the girls were 1st with 113 points.

Wamego

The Red Raider baseball team moved into a tie atop the NCKL baseball standings this past week when they swept an NCKL doubleheader from Concordia, winning 6-0 and 6-5. The Raiders are scheduled to return to action Monday when they play at Rossville. 

The Lady Raider softball team split an NCKL doubleheader with Concordia on Tuesday, winning the opener 3-2 but falling in the nightcap 8-6. The Lady Raiders are scheduled to return to action Tuesday when they play at Marysville. 

The Wamego track teams ran at Rock Creek on Tuesday where the boys won the team title with 120 points and the Lady Raiders were 2nd with 111 points. 

The Red Raider golf team played at Chapman on Tuesday where they won the team crown with a score of 336.

Chapman

The Fighting Irish baseball team fell to 0-10 this past week when they got swept by Rock Creek 18-0 and 29-1 on Tuesday and by Southeast of Saline 9-1 and 12-2 on Thursday. The Irish will look for their first win of the season on Friday when they are scheduled to play at Marysville.

The Lady Irish softball team swept two games from Southeast of Saline on Thursday, winning 6-2 and 7-4. The Lady Irish are scheduled to return to the field Friday at Republic County.

The Irish golfers hosted their annual meet on Tuesday where the squad finished in 4th place with a 365. 

The Chapman track teams competed at Smoky Valley on Thursday where the Irish boys finished 11th with 21 points and the Lady Irish were 7th with 44.25 points.