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Cardinals' Wikum signs wrestling letter
Front row--brother Jack Wikum, father Jace Wikum, Hoisington's Tally Wikum, mother Tisha Wikum, sister Taycie Wikum; back row--Hoisington girls wrestling coach Daniel Schmidt, assistant coach Christopher Ball, teammate Bailey Sanders, teammate Joshua Ball, assistant coach Jonathan Ball.

HOISINGTON -- Hoisington's all-time win leader Tally Wikum has signed a scholarship letter of intent at York, Neb.  Wikum earned 102 career wins as a 4-time state qualifier who placed runner-up and fifth at the 4-1A state wrestling championship.

"Tally is a great team leader as well as an outstanding wrestler,” said Hoisington coach Daniel Schmidt. “Hoisington wrestling was blessed to have had Tally represent them the past four years. She set a solid bench-mark for the girls in the future to achieve.”

As a senior, Wikum (26-6, 140) finished fifth in a weight division that featured five state runners-up. Wikum beat Ellis state champion Kaydawn Haag during the season. Wikum lost 2-1 to Baldwin's state runner-up Audrey Darnell and 3-2 to Eureka's fourth-place finisher Lyndsey Escareno 

Hoxie's Marissa Porsch edged Wikum (23-2, 136) 10-1 in the 2022 state championship match. Wikum (27-4, 138) beat four state-place winners in 2021. She lost to Circle's state runner-up Courtney Holt 2-1 and 5-3 to Rawlins County's fifth-place Kaileigh Morrison. Wikum (22-8, 136) competed at the 6-1A state tournament in 2020, and lost to Burlingame's third-place Gianna Culbert and Royal Valley's sixth-place Maya Ogdan.