The bid for entry to the 3A state basketball tournament starts with first-round games Monday for the boys and Tuesday for girls.
Coach Cole Fredrickson had every reason to be proud of his wrestlers after Marysville won the 4A Concordia regional Saturday with 175 points. The Dogs were 23 points ahead of runner-up Scott City and 48 ahead of third-place Colby.
A 60-28 win Monday against visiting Concordia for the Marysville girls’ basketball team shot the Bulldogs from a seventh seed to fifth for the 3A Hiawatha sub-state that starts Tuesday.
Elise Rose, Marysville, is headed right where she wants to be — to the first official girls’ state wrestling tournament Feb. 27 at Tony’s Pizza Events Center in Salina.
Marysville and Scott City changed places in the top 10 teams according to the last rankings from the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association before regional tournaments this weekend.
The annual Baileyville Benefit Tournament will raise money to help four individuals Feb. 29 and March 1 at Nemaha Central High School and Seneca Grade School.
Senior Jonny Crome opened the wrestling season with 109 career wins, aware he was 30 shy of matching the Marysville High School record of 139 set in 2017 by Jacob Mintzmyer.
Marysville had two individual champions, two finished runner-up, two placed third, and one fourth and another fifth to come less than a point from winning Saturday’s Silver Lake wrestling tournament.
Marysville senior Noah Ackerman, 18, had plenty of options when it came to picking a college where he could continue to wrestle and pursue his major in pre-nursing with a minor in psychology.
Hanover girls hit 7-0 with a 54-17 win against Linn, and the Frankfort boys won their second straight basketball game against Doniphan West, 54-21, in games Tuesday.