Wrestling

Northwest takes Carroll, extends dual streak to 46

The Bishop Carroll wrestling team doesn’t really care how many duals its opponents have won in a row. Wichita Northwest made the short trip to Carroll with a stout 45 duals won in a row, and the Grizzlies knew they were in for a battle.…

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Northwest's David Nigg receives Lifetime Service to Wrestling award

Wichita Northwest assistant wrestling coach David Nigg has been selected by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum to receive the Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award.

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Ball brothers help Hoisington to lead at Bob Kuhn

23 schools filled with some of the best wrestlers from the state of Kansas and a few from Colorado are in Hays this weekend for the Bob Kuhn Prairie Classic. So it seems improbable that three of the best in the field are not only from the…

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Lions roar in 5A top-3 dual with Arkansas City

It has been a couple of years since the Lions wrestling team roared in Goddard. But after a 39-21 win over No. 3 Arkansas City in a dual that featured 14 ranked wrestlers and four matches pitting ranked wrestlers against each other, the…

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Derby steps up for win over Campus

The No. 3 Derby wrestling team isn’t looking for excuses. It is looking for wrestlers to step up when needed in big matches, which is what it got in a 39-21 win over No. 9 Campus. Missing some key wrestlers, Derby had some guys get…

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Dodge City wrestling dominates Hays

The Dodge City wrestling team is off to a 2-0 start in WAC play, thanks to a win over Great Bend and their 51-21 victory over Hays Tuesday night. The latter came after only three days rest from their dual win over Pratt on Saturday.

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Southeast wins with late pin

A contest that had all the makings of a blow out ended up going down to the wire as it took Southeast until the final match to secure victory 40-36 over city rival North.

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Deshazer closing in on wrestling immortality

It doesn’t get much more serious than the sport of wrestling. It is combat. It is pain. There is no ball to advance into a designated area. It is simply a matter of imposing your will physically until the opponent can’t move, before they…

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Goddard locks up hardware in Derby

Top-ranked Goddard has been on a tear this winter. With big eyes on a state championship, it has been a favorable start to the year, walking away with a first-place trophy at the hyper-competitive Derby Invitational.

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Goddard toughs out close dual with Maize

In a sport that heavily rewards discipline at the dinner table, returning to the mat after Christmas break can be a dicey proposition. But if No. 1 Goddard has become anything over the break, it is not soft. The Lions came away with their…

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CIK 2015 Winter Preview

With the new year, comes a ton of championship action around the corner.  Here's what to watch for.

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CIK 2014 Year in Review

Another year has flown by giving us a whirlwind of incredible athletic feats. Now is the time to take a step back from the storm and take a look at the year that was.

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Dodge City wins Hoisington wrestling invite

It was small school versus big schools at the Cardinal Corner Classic in Hoisington Friday night. Though the winner was not determined until the final few matches, Class 6A Dodge City won the nine-school competition with 191 points. Class…

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Mustangs hold off Maize late in Div. I dual

There is no doubting the amount of wrestling talent in the AVCTL. In Division I, both Salina Central and Maize are both looking to make their marks at the state level in 6A and 5A, and had a tough test taking on each other. A strong…

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Marion youth lead Warrior wrestlers in Hesston

There is a youth movement in Marion that has the Warriors excited not only about the next few years, but this season as well. At the Hesston tournament, Marion placed five underclassmen, along with two upperclassmen to earn 172.5 team…

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Andover gets revenge over Maize South

Any dual win in the AVCTL Div. II is a good win. And after losing to Maize South last year 39-28, there was no way Andover was going to let the rematch get away. With vengeance on their minds, the Trojans took the Mavericks apart 49-25.

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Weekend's top wrestling tourneys & rankings

Garden City sits atop 6A as Derby and Wichita Northwest are Nos. 3 and 4, respectively. The Buffaloes will go to the Clay Center tournament Saturday.

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Greenbacks pass two big tests

The Pratt Greenbacks have been among the best 4A schools in the state, and it hasn’t been for lack of competitive challenges. And with a 39-33 win over Mulvane, and a 40-34 win over Newton to start the year in Mulvane, Pratt is hitting the…

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Big pin puts Ark City over Derby

Ark City’s Shawn Dent knew what he was facing.

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Eight pins lead Mavs to victory

There’s no better way to start a season than with a win, and Maize South did just that. With their 48-33 victory over Goddard Eisenhower on Thursday night, Maize South Head Coach Matt Kerr is just relieved to wrestle against some new faces.

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Ark City wrestles toward 21st title

Winning seems to follow Arkansas City head wrestling coach Greg Buckbee around. The Bulldogs hung a state championship banner in 2003 with him at the helm, before he went to Emporia to win the first of back-to-back titles with the Spartans…

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Heights' Deshazer headed to OU

Heights' Sean Deshazer

The state of Kansas keeps pumping out great wrestlers.

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Ross' Rasslers chase Derby greatness

As Halloween comes and goes, and the air starts to bite, the football playoffs are upon us. But if you listen closely, you can almost hear a roar coming from the south of Wichita. It is the signal that winter is officially here. It is the…

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Catchy Award Winners of 2014

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More than 12,500 of you voted for this year Catchy Awards. Every single one of those votes was heard in deciding the best of the best among high school sports stars. Below are the winners.

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Hillsboro athletic director duties fall on Greg Brown after budget cuts

Driving into Hillsboro on Ash Street, you are greeted by a gigantic welcome sign. It is full of add ons boasting high school athletic accomplishments throughout the years, and it is full. Any more additions and the sign posts will have to…

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Watch: Jayce Brack signs with Kansas State track and field

Previous State Champions

Year
6A
5A
4A
3-1A
2012
Manhattan
Arkansas City
Andale
Scott City
2011
Wichita Heights
Andover Central
Andale
Norton Community
2010
Goddard
Emporia
Clay Center
Norton Community
2009
Goddard
Emporia
Colby
Smith Center
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