Category Archives: Wrestling

Wrestling in Kansas: Pratt’s J. Thompson takes over as girls’ all-time wins leader; looking at Rocky Welton and MCL

Pratt’s Jadyn Thompson is the current all-time winningest wrestler in Kansas girls’ history. (Submitted by family).

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Last spring, Sports In Kansas and the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association published the first-ever girls’ wrestling Read Story

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Wrestling in Kansas: Andover, Manhattan, Columbus, Emporia among big winners

Columbus’ Addison Saporito picked up career win No. 100 and remains undefeated this season.

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This past weekend was shaped by five tournaments, three boys and two girls. For the boys, Beloit, Hays Read Story

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Wrestling in Kansas: Maize boys, Hays High girls, Hoisington girls, undefeated Newton TOC wrestlers among highlights

Hays High’s Sarah Zimmerman has continued her great career.

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Sports In Kansas looks at several major wrestling tournaments and results – and looks at how it affected the updated Jan. 17 Kansas Read Story

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Wrestling in Kansas: Top Performances include Rossville, Dodge City and Augusta

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Looking at several wrestling champions, top performances from each class

Rossville girls win home meet; Wamego boys win at Rossville

The Rossville tournament featured a close competition on the boys and girls Read Story

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Wrestling in Kansas: Huge December meets at Basehor-Linwood, Wichita North, Johnson County and Goodland

Olathe North’s Kaylan Hitchcock, shown last year, was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Ladycat Classic, a major girls’ wrestling tournament. She bumped up a weight class. Hitchcock is 18-0 this season and 56-4
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Craw-Kan Southeast Kansas Team of the Week: Columbus wrestling wins big Arkansas tournament

Columbus girls are ranked second in 4-1A wrestling.

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Columbus girls are ranked second in Class 4-1A behind defending champion Pratt. The Titans have kept pace with the Greenbacks in the early season. Read Story

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American Implement Western Kansas Team of the Week: Dodge City girls’ wrestling wins big Christmas Clash tournament

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Great Bend held its inaugural 29-team girls’ wrestling Christmas Clash competition last weekend. Dodge City girls, the reigning 5-6A state champions, won the meet with 242 points. All five Western Athletic Conference Read Story

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Sports in Kansas: Looking at signings and trends behind KS commits in girls’ sports – notably basketball, wrestling and volleyball

Class 3A Phillipsburg’s Taryn Sides has signed with Kansas State basketball.

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“Fundamentally sound basketball players”

Hugoton head girls’ coach Emmanuel Adigun is uniquely positioned in Kansas high school basketball. The 6-foot-6 Adigun Read Story

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Wrestling in Kansas: Washburn Rural, Pratt, Hoxie, Clay Center shining in early season

Hoxie’s Derek Johnson, shown last season, and the Indians are off to a great start. (Submitted photo).

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Washburn Rural girls wins prestigious Council Bluffs tournament – Broxterman hits 100-pin milestone

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Wrestling in Kansas: “As pure as any soul” – Oral histories and remembering Burlington coach Doug Vander Linden

Burlington coach Doug Vander Linden is a legendary figure in the Kansas wrestling community.

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Legendary Burlington head high school and middle school wrestling coach Doug Read Story

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“Potential to change the world” – looking at multiple coaching retirements, changes and hirings around the state: McPherson, Andale, Clay Center, Douglass, Russell, Otis-Bison, among others

McPherson coach Doug Kretzer speaks to girls’ wrestling before the unofficial state tournament in 2019. KSHSAA sanctioned the sport in 2020. Kretzer was among many coaching changes in the last few weeks (Photo: McPherson athletics)
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Wrestling in Kansas: Updated all-time Girls Wrestling wins, winning percentage leaders; plus top-non seniors/freshmen list

Lawrence Free State’s Madyson Gray completed her career 95-0 and is No. 1 all-time in Kansas in winning percentage.

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Sports In Kansas is pleased to deliver the updated all-time girls’ wrestling records Read Story

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