NCKS News
03.01.2018 - [NCKS]

Beloit Senior Blayne Harris, Osborne Senior Spencer Heise, and Smith Center Senior Colton Hutchinson have been named the NCKSSports.com/Cunningham Telephone and Cable Athletes of the Week.

The three wrestlers finished out great careers this past weekend at the 3-2-1A State Tournament at Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays.  All three were four-time state qualifiers and brought home multiple medals in their career.

Harris finished 4th place in the state this season at 120#.  He went 3-2 on the weekend and 32-6 for the season.  His best career finish was as a Junior in 2017.  Harris went 34-2 and won the 113# state championship.  He finished with a career record of 121-33 at Beloit.

Heise had the best season of his career in 2017-18 for Osborne.  He finished in 3rd Place at State and 44-2 on the season with his only losses coming to eventual 145# state champ Dayton Porsch of Hoxie.  Heise also medaled as a Sophomore, going 37-6 and placing 5th in the 138# weight class.  His career record was 145-26 with 111 pins, which puts him into the top 8 all-time according to the KWCA website record book.

Hutchinson tied his best finish this season, coming away with 2nd place in the 152# bracket for Smith Center.  He went 43-4 as a Senior.  In 2017, as a Junior, Hutchinson also finished 2nd place, going 38-7 at 145#.  Not only did Hutchinson qualify for State all four years of his career, but he also placed all four seasons.  As a Sophomore, he went 43-8 and finished 3rd at 132# and as a Freshman, he was 36-8 and 4th place at 120#.  Hutchinson finished his Smith Center career with a 160-27 record.

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