Great Bend's Cody Liles (132) is top-ranked in the Class 5A state wrestling rankings. Keaton Sander (138) is ranked sixth. Three-time state qualifier Liles placed sixth last year. Sander is a returning state qualifier.
PHILLIPSBURG - Hoisington's No. 2 state-ranked Christopher Ball (33-0, 152) won three matches to capture first place at the Phillipsburg Panther Classic. Ball defeated Abilene's No. 5 ranked Trey Hoerner 5-0 in the finals. The Cardinals scored 56 points to place seventh.
GODDARD - Great Bend's No. 3 state-ranked wrestler Cody Liles (132) broke school records with 20 pins this season and 137 victories in a high school career while winning five matches in the Goddard dual meet tournament Saturday. Liles beat wrestlers from Campus, Goddard, Liberal and Maize and had a forfeit victory against Goddard Eisenhower. Liles is a three-time state qualifier.