The North Central Kansas League was greeted with a new scenario in the new year with the first night of basketball action.
Concordia High School’s boys’ basketball team marched through the 2012 portion of the 2012-2013 schedule undefeated and was the only undefeated boys NCKL team. One game into the 2013 portion of the schedule that has all changed thanks to the Wamego Red Raiders.
Wamego now stands on top of the NCKL boys standings with a 3-0 NCKL record while Concordia and Abilene sit in second and third place respectively.
Wamego, which has one loss on the season in non-league action, defeated Concordia 64-59 on Friday night vaulting the Red Raiders into the NCKL league, dropping Concordia into 2nd place with a 3-1 NCKL record and Abilene is sitting at 2-1 with its only loss coming against Concordia. All three teams are 6-1 overall on the season.
The Panthers and Lady Panthers opened 2013 by getting swept by the Wamego Red Raiders and Lady Raiders. The Lady Panthers, who are still searching for their first win on the season, opened the night by suffering a 62-29 loss to Wamego and the Panther boys followed that loss up by suffering their only loss of the season thus far, falling 64-59 to Wamego. The Concordia hoopsters will return to the court this Tuesday when they play host to Marysville.
The Concordia wrestling team opened 2013 with an NCKL dual victory over Wamego, 42-33, giving the Panthers their third dual victory of the season and first NCKL dual victory of the year.
The Abilene basketball teams opened the 2013 portion of their schedule by splitting with Marysville High School. The Cowgirls suffered their first loss of the season to open the evening, falling 41-38 to open the evening, while the Cowboys came back to earn the split on the evening, knocking off the visiting Bulldogs 64-32.
The Cowboy wrestling team opened their 2013 schedule by competing in the Herington Invitational on Saturday. The Cowboys won the team championship on Saturday. Team points were not made available from the tournament.
The Clay Center basketball teams opened 2013 by splitting with the Chapman Fighting Irish and Lady Irish. The Clay Center Lady Tigers earned a 59-29 victory while the Tiger boys suffered a 47-33 defeat.
The Clay Center wrestling team opened 2013 by getting shut out by Manhattan 73-0 in a dual on Thursday evening and then competed in the Herington Invitational on Saturday. Results from Saturday’s tournament were not released.
The Marysville basketball teams opened 2013 by earning a split with Abilene High School on Friday evening. The Lady Bulldogs opened the evening by handing the Cowgirls their first and only loss of the season thus far, 41-38, the Bulldog boys, however, followed that by getting beat by the Cowboys 64-32. The Marysville basketball teams then turned around and split with Falls City, Neb. on Saturday with the girls winning (51-41) and the boys falling (49-34).
The Bulldog wrestling team opened the 2013 season by traveling north of the state border on Saturday and competing in a tournament in Beatric, Neb. where they scored 152.5 points to place fifth.
Wamego is currently in control of both NCKL basketball divisions in the 2012-2013 season and have not suffered an NCKL defeat this season by either their boys or girls teams. The Red Raiders and Lady Raiders began 2013 by sweeping Concordia on Friday night as the Lady Raiders won 62-29 and the Raider boys handed Concordia its first and only loss of the season thus far, 64-59.
The Wamego wrestling team opened the 2013 portion of its season by falling 42-33 to Concordia in an NCKL dual on Thursday night and then competed in a tournament at Herington on Saturday where results from that tournament were not immediately known.
The Chapman basketball teams opened 2013 by splitting with Clay Center on Friday. The Lady Irish suffered their seventh loss of the season in the opener of the evening, falling 59-29, the Irish boys, however, came back to defeat Clay Center 47-33 to earn a split on the evening.
The Chapman wrestling team opened 2013 with a 54-25 win over Herington in a non-conference dual Thursday evening. The Fighitng Irish then competed in a tournament at Herington on Saturday but results from that tournament were not immediately available.