Girl’s Basketball parent’s night will be Thursday, February 9, 2017 when the Wildcats take on Elida High School. Boy’s Basketball parent’s night will be Friday, February 17, 2017 when the Wildcats take on Bath High School.
The JV games are scheduled for a 6:00 p.m. start, followed by the varsity game at approximately 7:30. Parent’s night will take place immediately following the JV game. We are asking that parents check in at the main ticket gate (located inside the main doors to KHS). Student-athlete and parent introductions will begin approximately 7:10 p.m.
Freshman Trenton Coomes in the 132 weight class winning with a 10-5 decision over Senior Keyvon Rashidi from University School. In the 138 weight class Sophomore Brian Blankenship earned a big win over Freshman Patricl Drury of Grandview Heights with a pin fall at 55 seconds in the 1st period. Kenton Freshman Andrew Tayler also earned a pin fall in the 160 pound weight class against London Sophomore wrestler Jack Minner at the 4:29 mark. Ethan Manns, Kenton’s 182 freshman wrestler, won a match against a freshman North Union wrestler Braxton Conol with a 10-0 Major Decision. Freshman wrestler Noah Eikenbary led the team with a 4th place over all finish in the 195 pound weight class.
Eikenbary won a round one match over senior Cooper Dine of Marion Pleasant with a pin fall at the 2:55 mark. Northmor senior wrestler Nathan Price was not able to hold off Eikenbary and lost the match by a fall with 20 seconds to go in the 3rd period. Eikenbary dropped his 3rd round match to highly favored and number 1 seed senior Jake burns of West Jefferson. Eikenbary rebounded and defeated Garrett Raney from Holland Springfield with a 4-3 decision advancing to the final round. Eikenbary lost his final match of the day to sophomore Caleb Carpenter of Liberty center with a 4-0 decision placing 4th for the tournament.
The wrestlers are back in action on Saturday, when they travel to Shawnee High School for the WBL Championships.
The Kenton High School boys and girls swim teams competed at the WBL Swim Championships at the Defiance YMCA this past weekend. The girls team finished in 5th place and the boys finished in 8th place. Highlights for the teams included a 5th place finish by the Girls 200 yard freestyle Relay. The relay team included Sarah Thomas, Loghan Evans, Elaina Schaub and Morgan Kohl. The Girls 400 yard Freestyle Relay also finished 5th. Making up that relay team was Elaina Schaub, Grace Hattery, Jana Cronley and Morgan Kohl. On the boys side, Mason Bloom also finished 5th in the Boys 100 Yard Backstroke. The Swim Team will be back in action Tuesday, Jan. 31 when they host Ada for Sr. Night. Below are the complete WBL race results.
Members of the 1967 WBL Champion Boys Basketball team will be honored at the Boys Basketball game at February 17, 2017. All members of the 1967 team are invited to attend the boys basketball game on Feb. 17, and will be honored at halftime of the varsity boys game against Bath. This years marks the 50th anniversary of the WBL championship team.
Kenton High School will be hosting a recognition for senior Tyler Heintz on Feb. 1, 2017 at Kenton High School. Tyler will be signing his National Letter of Intent to play football at Kent State University. We will gather in the high school library, and the recognition will begin at 7:45am.
The Kenton Swim team competed at the Madison Sprint-vite meet this past Saturday. The boys team finished 2nd and the girls team finished 3rd! The day was highlights by Mason Bloom finishing 1st place in the 50 Back Stroke & Landon Bartlett finished 1st in the 100 Breast Stroke. Complete results are below.