02.22.2018 - [NCKS]

Beloit Senior Blayne Harris, Osborne Senior Spencer Heise, Smith Center Seniors Dalton Kuhn and Avery Hawkins, Smith Center Sophomore Colton Shoemaker, Republic County Senior Benaiah Rundus, and Minneapolis Junior Austin Roth have been named the Telephone and Cable Athletes of the Week.

All seven wrestlers claimed regional championships at the 3-2-1A Regional at Hoisington this past weekend.  Harris of Beloit won the 120 lb championship, going 3-0 and winning the championship match by a 14-3 major decision over Kaleb Talkington of Republic County.  Osborne's Heise took 1st place at 145 lbs, finishing 3-0 and winning a 9-1 major decision over Haldo Escobar of Chaparral in the finals.  Smith Center had three champions.  Shoemaker went 3-0 at 106, beating Stephan Baldwin of Russell by major decision 15-5 for the title.  Kuhn also went 3-0 at 220, pinning Adrian Gerber of Chaparral in 2:24 in the final.  Hawkins had a 3-0 record and won the 285 lb title with a win by fall over Chase Donovan of Minneapolis in 1:22.  Rundus went 3-0 for Republic County and won by fall over Chandler Schoenberger of Russell in 5:59 at 126 lbs.  Roth took 1st at 113 lbs, winning a 9-0 major decision over Brendan Lee of Smith Center to finish 3-0 on the weekend.

We will announce the winners each week. Remember, you can nominate an athlete from any school sport.