Wahoo bests Neumann as the best in Class C to win All-Sports Award

Wahoo's Kyla Swanson, Elly Larson, Madilyn Larson and Kinsley Tingelhoff hoist the trophy after sweeping Grand Island Central Catholic during the Class C-1 state volleyball tournament.


Wahoo’s first World-Herald All-Sports Award grand championship validates its city’s status as the capital of Class C.

The Warriors trade places with rival Wahoo Neumann in the combined boys-girls standings, leading the Cavaliers 78.5-69. It is the second year in a row in Class C the Saunders County schools have been 1-2.

Wahoo repeated as the boys champion. Neumann led the girls standings for the first time.

Wahoo won Class C-1 state titles in volleyball and boys basketball. The boys scored 44.5 points to 42 for Battle Creek and 40.5 for Norfolk Catholic. The girls were fifth with 34 points.

The Warrior boys were second in the final Class C-1 football rankings and finished ninth in Class B wrestling and 10th in Class C cross country. Their final 2.5 points came from the three-way division of the 7.5 points awarded for sixth place in the final Class C baseball rankings to the co-op of Wahoo, Neumann and Lincoln Lutheran.

Neumann overtook runner-up Superior in the final championship of the season for girls, the state track and field meet. Neumann trailed the Wildcats 40-37 before its fourth-place finish in Class B garnered 10.5 points. Superior tied for eighth in Class C, good for 3.75 points, as Neumann finished with a 47.5-43.75 lead.

Neumann’s girls won Class C softball and were C-1 runners-up in basketball. They were ninth in volleyball. Superior swept the C-2 volleyball and basketball titles.

Class C state champions

Girls golf: Ogallala. Softball: Wahoo Neumann. Cross country: Holdrege boys, Ainsworth girls. Volleyball: Wahoo, C-1; Superior, C-2. Football: Norfolk Catholic, C-1; Yutan, C-2. Wrestling: Valentine. Girls basketball: Columbus Scotus, C-1; Superior, C-2. Boys basketball: Wahoo, C-1; Ponca, C-2.

Combined boys-girls leaders: Wahoo 78.5, Wahoo Neumann 69, Lincoln Christian 64, Grand Island Central Catholic 51, David City Aquinas 48.5, Lincoln Lutheran 48.25, Superior 43.75, Battle Creek 42, Ponca 42, Hartington Cedar Catholic 41.5, Malcolm 41.5, Norfolk Catholic 40.5, Columbus Scotus 39.5, North Bend 36, Hastings SC 34.5, Yutan 34, Stanton 30, Broken Bow 29.5, Fremont Bergan 28.75, Boys Town 28.5, Hartington-Newcastle 28, Boone Central 27, Burwell 25, Creighton 24, Pierce 23, Valentine 23, BRLD 22, Centennial 22, Auburn 21, Elmwood-Murdock 21, Fort Calhoun 21, Syracuse 21, Kearney Catholic 20.5, Chase County 19.5, Ord 19.5, Thayer Central 19.5, Arcadia-Loup City 18, DC-Stratton 18, Howells-Dodge 18, Ravenna 18, Winnebago 18, Fairbury 17.5, Ainsworth 17, Mitchell 17, North Platte S.P. 16, Bridgeport 14.5, Arlington 14, Nebraska Christian 14, Perkins County 14, David City 13.5, Central City 12, Centura 12, Conestoga 12, Omaha Concordia 12, Adams Central 11, Oakland-Craig 11, Chadron 10.5, Ogallala 10, Crofton 8.5, Omaha Brownell Talbot 8, St. Paul 8, West Point-Beemer 8, Tekamah-Herman 7.5, Kimball 7, Sutton 6.75, Cozad 6, Doniphan-Trumbull 6, O’Neill 6, South Loup 6, Wisner-Pilger 6, Gibbon 5, DC West 4.5, Raymond Central 4.5, Logan View/SS 4, Southern Valley 4, Wayne 4, Johnson County 3.75, Bayard 3, Shelby-Rising City 2.25, Norfolk Lutheran 2, Minden 1.5.

Boys leaders: Wahoo 44.5, Battle Creek 42, Norfolk Catholic 40.5, Ponca 34, Yutan 34, Boys Town 28.5, Grand Island CC 26, David City Aquinas 24.5, Creighton 24, Lincoln Christian 24, Hartington-Newcastle 23, Valentine 23, Broken Bow 22.5, Boone Central 22, Centennial 22, Wahoo Neumann 21.5, Elmwood-Murdock 21, Thayer Central 19.5, Arcadia-Loup City 18, DC-Stratton 18, Hastings SC 18, Howells-Dodge 18, Winnebago 18, Lincoln Lutheran 16.75, BRLD 16, Burwell 15, Perkins County 14, Pierce 14, David City 13.5, Bridgeport 12.5, Central City 12, Oakland-Craig 11, Hartington CC 10, Malcolm 10, Chase County 9, Fort Calhoun 9, North Bend 9, West Point-Beemer 8, Crofton 7, Kimball 7, Fremont Bergan 6.75, Sutton 6.75, Ainsworth 6.5, Doniphan-Trumbull 6, Fairbury 6, Mitchell 6, O’Neill 6, South Loup 6, Syracuse 6, Gibbon 5, Kearney Catholic 5, DC West 4.5, Logan View/SS 4, Wayne 4, Adams Central 3, Omaha Brownell Talbot 3, Omaha Concordia 3, Shelby-Rising City 2.25, Arlington 2, Norfolk Lutheran 2, Minden 1.5, Ord 1.5.

Girls: Wahoo Neumann 47.5, Superior 43.75, Lincoln Christian 40, Columbus Scotus 39.5, Wahoo 34, Hartington CC 31.5, Lincoln Lutheran 31.5, Malcolm 31.5, Stanton 30, North Bend 27, Grand Island CC 25, David City Aquinas 24, Fremont Bergan 22, Auburn 21, Ord 18, Ravenna 18, Hastings SC 16.5, North Platte S.P. 16, Kearney Catholic 15.5, Syracuse 15, Nebraska Christian 14, Arlington 12, Centura 12, Conestoga 12, Fort Calhoun 12, Fairbury 11.5, Mitchell 11, Chadron 10.5, Chase County 10.5, Ainsworth 10.5, Burwell 10, Ogallala 10, Omaha Concordia 9, Pierce 9, Adams Central 8, Malcolm 8, Ponca 8, St. Paul 8, Tekamah-Herman 7.5, Broken Bow 7, BRLD 6, Cozad 6, Wisner-Pilger 6, Boone Central 5, Hartington-Newcastle 5, Omaha Brownell Talbot 5, Raymond Central 4.5, Southern Valley 4, Johnson County 3.75, Bayard 3, Bridgeport 2, Crofton 1.5.

Point system

» The World-Herald uses a four-class system for its All-Sports Awards, though there are six classes in football, volleyball and basketball.

» Boys basketball classifications are applied to the All-Sports Awards. Classes C-1 and C-2 form Class C, with D-1 and D-2 forming Class D.

» The All-Sports point system awards 20 points for a first-place rating in football, volleyball and basketball; 15 for track, wrestling, soccer, softball and baseball; and 10 for all other sports. The scoring value in each sport diminishes with order of finish: 20-18-16, 15-13.5-12, 10-9-8.

» Final World-Herald ratings are the basis for All-Sports scoring in football, volleyball, softball, basketball, baseball and soccer. State-meet placings dictate points in other sports. Schools in co-op arrangements receive equal splits.

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Stu is The World-Herald's lead writer for high school sports and for golf. Follow him on Twitter @stuOWH. Phone: 402-444-1041.

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