SALINA, Kan. — The first championship for the North Central Kansas League has been awarded for the 2012-2013 school year and it went to Marysville High School.
The six NCKL schools met up Saturday at Abilene for the 2012 NCKL girls’ tennis tournament and Marysville got back on the winning girls’ tennis track.
The Lady Bulldogs had won the NCKL crown for 13 years in a row, prior to last year when Abilene snapped the streak and claimed the NCKL crown.
But in 2012 the Lady Bulldogs were back on top as they earned 36 points in a four-way team battle between Marysville, Abilene, which was second, Chapman and Wamego. Chapman and Wamego tied for third and fourth place, just five points behind Marysville’s winning total.
On the gridiron things got confusing as the Clay Center Tigers suffered their first defeat, a 19-7 setback at the hands of the Chapman Fighting Irish. Clay Center’s loss, their only one of the season, puts control of the NCKL back into Wamego’s hands as the Red Raiders beat Abilene to move to 4-0 in NCKL action.
Wamego will play at Clay Center this Friday night.
The Lady Panther golf team placed third Monday at the Minneapolis Invitational with a team score of 215. The Lady Panthers also played at Clay Center on Thursday where they finished in third place with a team score of 224. … The Lady Panther volleyball team traveled to Abilene on Tuesday and earned an NCKL split with the Cowgirls as Concordia won the opening match 25-23, 29-27 but Abilene won the nightcap 25-27, 25-11, 25-15. … The Lady Panther tennis team played host to a quadrangular on Tuesday where it won the team title with 27 points. … The Conrodia cross country teams ran at Beloit on Thursday where the Panther boys finished in third place with 87 points but the Lady Panthers did not have enough runners to earn a valid team score. … The Lady Panther tennis team placed fifth with 18 points at the NCKL meet in Abilene on Saturday. … The Panther football team picked up its third win of the year Friday night and second NCKL win with a 53-0 shut out over Marysville. The Panthers will look to keep the winning
going this Friday night when they play host to Chapman.
The Cowgirl volleyball team played host to Concordia for an NCKL dual Tuesday evening and split the two matches. Concordia won the opening match 25-23, 29-27 but the Cowgirls came back to win the nightcap 25-27, 25-11, 25-15. The Cowgirls also played in a quadrangular at Hays on Thursday where they won the quad with a 3-0 mark, defeating Salina South 19-25, 25-12, 25-15, Nrton 25014, 25-17 and Hays 25-12, 25-13. … The Cowgirl tennis team hosted the NCKL tournament on Saturday where they placed second with 33 points. … The Cowboy football team is still searching for its first win of the 2012 season. The Cowboys’ latest attempt came up 21 points shy this past Friday night when they lost a 41-20 contest to Wamego. The Cowboys will continue that search this Friday night when they play host to Marysville, which is also 0-5 on the season, in Abilene’s 2012 Homecoming event.
The Lady Tiger golf team placed second Monday at the Minneapolis Invitational with a team score of 212. The Lady Tigers also hosted a meet on Thursday where they finished in fourth place with a score of 226. ,,, The Lady Tiger tennis team played in a quad at Concordia on Tuesday where the squad finished in fourth place with 7 points. … The Lady Tiger volleyball team played host to Chapman on Tuesday and swept the NCKL doubleheader, winning the opener 25-14, 25-18 and completing the sweep with a 25-18, 26-24 victory. … The Clay Center cross country teams ran at Junction City on Saturday where the Tiger boys finished in sixth place with 137 points while the Lady Tigers were 8th with 177 points. … The Lady Tiger tennis team placed sixth in the NCKL meet in Abilene on Saturday with 3 points. … The Tiger football team suffered its first loss of the season this past Friday night when they dropped a 19-7 contest against Chapman. The Tigers will look to get back on to the winning trek this Friday night when they play host to Wamego, in the contest that more than likely will determine who wins the 2012 NCKL crown.
The Lady Bulldog tennis team was split into two teams on Tuesday with one squad playing at the Topeka West tournament on Tuesday and placed seventh in the field with 27 points while the other half played in a quad at Concordia where it finished in second place with 18 points. … The Lady Bulldog tennis team won the NCKL title on Saturday in Abilene with 36 points. … The Bulldog football team dropped its fifth contest of the season Friday night when they were shut out by the Concordia Panthers, 53-0. The Bulldogs will continue that search for that first win this Friday night when they play at Abilene, which is also still winless on the season.
The Lady Raider tennis team finished in a tie with Chapman for third and fourth place with 31 points Saturday in the NCKL tennis meet in Abilene. … The Red Raiders now stand alone atop the NCKL football standings after their 41-20 win over Abilene on Friday, coupled with Clay Center’s 19-7 loss to Clay Center. The Red Raiders will look to wrap up the 2012 NCKL championship this Friday night when they play at Clay Center.
The Lady Irish volleyball team played an NCKl doubleheader at Clay Center on Tuesday and dropped both sets. Chapman lost the first match 25-14, 25-18 and the second match 25-18, 26-24. The team traveled to Salina on Thursday for a triangular at Salina Sacred Heart, but dropped both matches, falling to Sacred Heart 25-18, 25-10 and to Salina Central 25-9, 25-23. … The Lady Irish tennis team finished in a tie with Wamego for third and fourth place Saturday with 31 points in the NCKL meet competed in Abilene. … The Fighting Irish football team sent a ripple through the NCKL on Friday night when they handed Clay Center its first loss of the season, 19-7. The Fighting Irish will look to keep the winning alive this Friday night when they play at Concordia.