Next Stop: State

Winfield High School junior Mikayla Konrade rides Haley Cranwell of Ellis in the first period Friday afternoon in the 126-pound championship match at the Division 2 Sub-State Girls Wrestling Championships at Ellis High School. Konrade needed just 1:05 to pin Cranwell for the title.

ELLIS — Winfield High School junior Mikayla Konrade destroyed the competition Friday in the 126-pound weight class at the Division 2 Sub-State Girls Wrestling Championships at Ellis High School.

Konrade will take a 20-0 record into the KSHSAA Class 4-3-2-1A State Championships this Friday at the Tony’s Pizza Events Center in Salina.

The top four wrestlers from each weight class advanced to the Big Show.

Konrade needed all of 3:14 to pin three opponents en route to the championship.

The No. 2-ranked grappler in Division 2, Konrade opened with a 46-second pin of Larned’s Reese Watkins. She followed that with her toughest test of the day, a 1:23 fall against No. 6-ranked Isabella Keesee of Phillipsburg.

Konrade met No. 3-ranked Haley Cranwell of Ellis for the title and the result was similar -- a 1:05 pin.

She will represent the Lady Vikings at the State meet.

Douglass High School junior Jewella Cokeley is one of three Lady Bulldogs to qualify for the State meet.

Cokeley, ranked No. 5 at 170 pounds, will take a 20-3 record into the Big Show after her third-place finish Friday.

Cokeley opened with a pin against Plainville’s Samantha Sneath,  but fell to No. 2-ranked Jolie Ziegler of Council Grove in the semifinals.

Cokeley bounced back with a 10-1 major decision against Brooklyn Page of Rose Hill to clinch her State berth, then scrapped out a 6-5 upset in the third-place match against No. 4-ranked Lyndsey Buechman of Abilene. Cokeley took the match using a reversal 28 seconds into the third period.

DHS sophomore Payton Sholander punched her ticket to State at 191 pounds.

Ranked No. 5, Sholander opened with a pin of Norton’s Gracie Temmel, but dropped to the backside with a loss to No. 4-ranked Maddi Miller of Nickerson.

Sholander (18-9) clinched her State berth by pinning McPherson’s Erin Katina.

Sierra Lanning of Smith Center used a takedown early in the third period to collect the third-place medal with a 4-2 victory.

DHS sophomore Tyelor Rozell went 2-2 at 115, punching her ticket to the Show.

Rozell (27-8) opened against No. 6-ranked Kiana Grandclair of Hoisington, dropping an 11-8 decision. Undaunted, Rozell advanced due to injury default, then qualified with a 9-1 major decision against Nexy Young of Wellington.

Rozell dropped the third-place match to Kathie Chavez of Colby.

Douglass junior Dakotah Whitt went 0-2 at 143 and didn’t advance. She had the unenviable task of facing No. 1-ranked Livia Swift of Pratt in a first-round loss and fell to Lyrica Orosco of Hoisington in the elimination match.

Junior Abby Strouth met a similar fate at 155, going 0-2. Strouth fell to No. 3-ranked Keimarla Thompson of Pratt in the first round and was eliminated with a loss to Mulvane’s Katelyn Wyant.

Central of Burden 101-pounder Allie Pippitt ended her freshman campaign with a victory, but it was for fifth place.

Pippitt (8-14) fell to No. 5-ranked Lilly Herrman 8-0 in the quarterfinals, then dropped a 5-2 setback to Veronica Greene of Cimarron in the elimination round.

Pippitt ended on a high note, pinning Riley Baker of McPherson in 1:35.


Division 2 Sub-State Championships

Friday at Ellis High School


Team Scores — 1. Pratt 92; 2. Oakley 64; 3. Wellington 61; 4. Mulvane 53; 5. Smoky Valley 51; 6. Hoisington 50; 7. Ellis 46; 8. Douglass 41; 9. Lakin 40.5; 10. Nickerson 40; 11. Colby 35; 12. McPherson 34; 13. Towanda-Circle 29; 14. Abilene 28; 15. Winfield 26; 16t. Augusta 24; 16t. Buhler 24; 16t. Council Grove 24; 19. Hoxie 23; 20. Larned 18; 21. Plainville 17; 22. WaKeeney-Trego 15; 23t. Cimarron 14; 23t. Smith Center 14; 25. Rawlins County 11; 26. Phillipsburg 10; 27t. Chase County 7; 27t. Ell-Saline 7; 29t. Central of Burden 5; 29t. El Dorado 5; 31. Leon-Bluestem 5; 32t. Lyons 3; 32t. Norton 3; 32t. Rose Hill 3; 35t. Langdon-Fairfield 0; 35t. Whitewater-Remington 0.

Winfield Results

126 — Mikayla Konrade, champion (3-0): won by pin Reese Watkins (Larn), 0:46; won by pin Isabella Keesee (Phil), 1:23; won by pin Haley Cranwell (Ellis), 1:05.


Douglass Results

115 — Tyelor Rozell, fourth place (2-2): lost by dec. Kiana Grandclair (Hois), 11-8; won by injury def. Hayvin Thornhill (CoGr); won by major dec. Nexy Young (Well), 9-1; lost by pin Kathie Chavez (Colby), 2:59.

143 — Dakotah Whitt, DNP (0-2): lost by pin Livia Swift (Pratt), 1:03; lost by pin Lyrica Orosco (Hois), 1:16.

155 — Abby Strouth, DNP (0-2): lost by pin Keimarla Thompson (Pratt), 0:17; lost by pin Katelyn Wyant (Mulv), 2:43.

170 — Jewella Cokeley, third place (3-1): won by pin Samantha Sneath (Plain), 2:10; lost by pin Jolie Ziegler (CoGr), 1:15; won by major dec. Brooklyn Page (RHill), 10-1; won by dec. Lyndsey Buechman (Abil), 6-5.

191 — Payton Sholander, fourth place (2-2): won by pin Gracie Temmel (Nort), 1:20; lost by pin Maddi Miller (Nick), 2:21; won by pin Erin Katina (McPh), 2:05; lost by dec. Sierra Lanning (SCtr), 4-2.


Central of Burden Results

101 — Allie Pippitt, fifth place (1-2): lost by major dec. Lilly Herrman (Pratt), 8-0; lost by dec. Veronica Greene (Cima), 5-2; won by pin Riley Baker (McPh), 1:35.

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