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Gender rankings: Reviewing the Wichita area’s top boys and girls high school programs

Derby finishes 2018 season undefeated with highlight win over Blue Valley North

Derby beat Blue Valley North 24-16 in the 2018 Kansas Class 6A high school football championship game Saturday in Emporia. here are highlights.
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Derby beat Blue Valley North 24-16 in the 2018 Kansas Class 6A high school football championship game Saturday in Emporia. here are highlights.

Garden Plain’s girls athletics programs brought home three high school state championships during the 2018-19 school year, one for every season.

But did Garden Plain top Bishop Carroll?

Learn this and more in The Wichita Eagle and Varsity Kansas’ Year in Review Gender Rankings, examining the area’s top boys and girls programs for the recently concluded school year.

2018-19 Individual Sport Rankings

2018-19 Seasonal Rankings

2017-19 Program Rankings

Boys

1. Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles

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Bishop Carroll’s Carsen Pracht, Tanner Mans and Gunner Lynch Hayden Barber The Wichita Eagle

Total Points: 683

Girls Rank/Points: 1/714

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 1

2. Derby Panthers

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Derby running back Tre Washington heads for the end zone as Manhattan defenders give chase on in the opening moments of Friday’s Class 6A football semifinal at Derby. (November 16, 2018) Bo Rader The Wichita Eagle

Total Points: 615

Girls Rank/Points: 7/238

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 5

3. Andale Indians

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Andale’s Scotti Easter Hayden Barber The Wichita Eagle

Total Points: 508

Girls Rank/Points: 3/425

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 6

4. Goddard Lions

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Benjamin Bannister #30 of Goddard scored Godddard’s final touchtown in the game against Bishop Miege in the Kansas Class 4a championship Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Topeka Hummer complex. Bishop Miege won the championship 69-31 SUSAN PFANNMULLER Special to the Star

Total Points: 402

Girls Rank/Points: 17/153

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 10

5. Buhler Crusaders

Total Points: 398

Girls Rank/Points: 10/210

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 14

6. Maize Eagles

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Maize’s Caleb Grill won the 5A High Jump at the Track and Field State Championships at Cessna Stadium Saturday. (May 25, 2019) Fernando Salazar The Wichita Eagle

Total Points: 392

Girls Rank/Points: 15/168

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 7

7. Maize South Mavericks

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Maize South’s Kael Kordonowy Hayden Barber The Wichita Eagle

Total Points: 341

Girls Rank/Points: 4/267

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 15

8. Campus Colts

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Campus’ Tanner Leslie Hayden Barber The Wichita Eagle

Total Points: 327

Girls Rank/Points: 21/108

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 12

9. Wichita Northwest Grizzlies

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Wichita Northwest running back Breece Hall runs in his first of six touchdowns of the night in the Grizzlies’ historic 84-67 win over Bishop Carroll on Friday. (Nov. 9, 2018) Hayden Barber The Wichita Eagle

Total Points: 324

Girls Rank/Points: 21/108

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 11

10. Andover Central Jaguars

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Andover Central’s Easton Leedom Hayden Barber The Wichita Eagle

Total Points: 294

Girls Rank/Points: 34/40

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 2

11. Augusta Orioles

Total Points: 285

Girls Rank/Points: 8/229

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 31

12. McPherson Bullpups

Total Points: 278

Girls Rank/Points: 6/250

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 3

13. Trinity Academy Knights

Total Points: 277

Girls Rank/Points: 12/180

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 19

14. Arkansas City Bulldogs

Total Points: 220

Girls Rank/Points: 38/24

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 4

15. Salina Central Mustangs

Total Points: 201

Girls Rank/Points: 33/42

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 17

16. Cheney Cardinals

Total Points: 196

Girls Rank/Points: 5/256

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 8

16. Winfield Vikings

Total Points: 196

Girls Rank/Points: 38/24

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 40

18. Garden Plain Owls

Total Points: 183

Girls Rank/Points: 2/536

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 22

19. Kapaun Mt. Carmel Crusaders

Total Points: 156

Girls Rank/Points: 9/223

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 9

19. Sedgwick Cardinals

Total Points: 156

Girls Rank/Points: 30/59

2017-18 Boys Ranking: NR

21. Andover Trojans

Total Points: 154

Girls Rank/Points: 11/186

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 20

22. Mulvane Wildcats

Total Points: 151

Girls Rank/Points: 37/32

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 28

23. Wichita Heights Falcons

Total Points: 142

Girls Rank/Points: 28/66

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 16

24. Wellington Crusaders

Total Points: 138

Girls Rank/Points: 32/48

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 29

25. Independent Panthers

Total Points: 124

Girls Rank/Points: 43/6

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 32

26. Wichita East Blue Aces

Total Points: 116

Girls Rank/Points: 18/152

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 34

27. Rose Hill Rockets

Total Points: 115

Girls Rank/Points: 16/166

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 36

28. Salina South Cougars

Total Points: 108

Girls Rank/Points: 26/78

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 25

29. Newton Railroaders

Total Points: 106

Girls Rank/Points: 19/140

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 24

30. Conway Springs Cardinals

Total Points: 94

Girls Rank/Points: 35/34

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 26

31. Wichita Southeast Golden Buffaloes

Total Points: 91

Girls Rank/Points: 45/4

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 38

32. Hutchinson Salthawks

Total Points: 72

Girls Rank/Points: 23/82

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 37

33. Collegiate Spartans

Total Points: 68

Girls Rank/Points: 25/80

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 21

33. El Dorado Wildcats

Total Points: 68

Girls Rank/Points: 46/0

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 41

35. Halstead Dragons

Total Points: 66

Girls Rank/Points: 40/14

2017-18 Boys Ranking: NR

36. Circle Thunderbirds

Total Points: 64

Girls Rank/Points: 13/172

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 23

37. Eisenhower Tigers

Total Points: 61

Girls Rank/Points: 24/81

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 18

38. Hesston Swathers

Total Points: 60

Girls Rank/Points: 14/171

2017-18 Boys Ranking: NR

39. Wichita West Pioneers

Total Points: 46

Girls Rank/Points: 35/34

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 39

40. Valley Center Hornets

Total Points: 44

Girls Rank/Points: 20/133

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 13

40. Clearwater Indians

Total Points: 44

Girls Rank/Points: 41/10

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 35

42. Wichita South Titans

Total Points: 42

Girls Rank/Points: 43/6

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 27

43. Douglass Bulldogs

Total Points: 34

Girls Rank/Points: 42/8

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 33

44. Wichita North Redskins

Total Points: 24

Girls Rank/Points: 29/64

2017-18 Boys Ranking: 30

45. Haven Wildcats

Total Points: 10

Girls Rank/Points: 27/67

2017-18 Boys Ranking: NR

46. Belle Plaine Dragons

Total Points: 4

Girls Rank/Points: 31/54

2017-18 Boys Ranking: NR

Biggest changes from 2017-18

  • Valley Center Boys -27
  • Winfield Boys +24
  • Augusta Boys +20
  • Eisenhower Boys -19
  • South Boys -15

Girls

1. Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles

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Bishop Carroll’s Khloe Schuckman Hayden Barber The Wichita Eagle

Total Points: 714

Boys Rank/Points: 1/683

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 1

2. Garden Plain Owls

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Hayden Barber The Wichita Eagle

Total Points: 536

Boys Rank/Points: 18/183

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 7

3. Andale Indians

andale high school girls track and field
Hayden Barber The Wichita Eagle

Total Points: 425

Boys Rank/Points: 3/508

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 2

4. Maize South Mavericks

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Maize South’s Riley Kennedy Hayden Barber The Wichita Eagle

Total Points: 267

Boys Rank/Points: 7/341

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 13

5. Cheney Cardinals

Cheney high school girls basketball Kylee scheer
Hayden Barber The Wichita Eagle

Total Points: 256

Boys Rank/Points: 16/196

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 4

6. McPherson Bullpups

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McPherson’s Emma Ruddle Hayden Barber The Wichita Eagle

Total Points: 250

Boys Rank/Points: 12/278

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 3

7. Derby Panthers

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Derby’s Marah Franke Hayden Barber The Wichita Eagle

Total Points: 238

Boys Rank/Points: 2/615

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 5

8. Augusta Orioles

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Augusta’s Gracie Johnston Hayden Barber The Wichita Eagle

Total Points: 229

Boys Rank/Points: 11/285

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 21

9. Kapaun Mt. Carmel Crusaders

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Bishop Carroll’s Lexie Shelton and Kapaun’s Claire Conover Hayden Barber The Wichita Eagle

Total Points: 223

Boys Rank/Points: 19/156

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 6

10. Buhler Crusaders

Total Points: 210

Boys Rank/Points: 5/398

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 25

11. Andover Trojans

Total Points: 186

Boys Rank/Points: 21/154

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 14

12. Trinity Academy Knights

Total Points: 180

Boys Rank/Points: 13/277

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 18

13. Circle Thunderbirds

Total Points: 172

Boys Rank/Points: 36/64

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 23

14. Hesston Swathers

Total Points: 171

Boys Rank/Points: 38/60

2017-18 Girls Ranking: NR

15. Maize Eagles

Total Points: 168

Boys Rank/Points: 6/392

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 8

16. Rose Hill Rockets

Total Points: 166

Boys Rank/Points: 27/115

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 19

17. Goddard Lions

Total Points: 153

Boys Rank/Points: 4/402

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 12

18. Wichita East Blue Aces

Total Points: 152

Boys Rank/Points: 26/116

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 11

19. Newton Railroaders

Total Points: 140

Boys Rank/Points: 29/106

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 9

20. Valley Center Hornets

Total Points: 133

Boys Rank/Points: 40/44

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 29

21. Campus Colts

Total Points: 108

Boys Rank/Points: 8/327

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 24

21. Wichita Northwest Grizzlies

Total Points: 108

Boys Rank/Points: 9/324

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 33

23. Hutchinson Salthawks

Total Points: 82

Boys Rank/Points: 32/72

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 17

24. Eisenhower Tigers

Total Points: 81

Boys Rank/Points: 37/61

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 26

25. Collegiate Spartans

Total Points: 80

Boys Rank/Points: 33/68

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 15

26. Salina South Cougars

Total Points: 78

Boys Rank/Points: 28/108

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 22

27. Haven Wildcats

Total Points: 67

Boys Rank/Points: 45/10

2017-18 Girls Ranking: NR

28. Wichita Heights Falcons

Total Points: 66

Boys Rank/Points: 23/142

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 35

29. Wichita North Redskins

Total Points: 64

Boys Rank/Points: 44/24

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 41

30. Sedgwick Cardinals

Total Points: 59

Boys Rank/Points: 19/156

2017-18 Girls Ranking: NR

31. Belle Plaine Dragons

Total Points: 54

Boys Rank/Points: 46/4

2017-18 Girls Ranking: NR

32. Wellington Crusaders

Total Points: 48

Boys Rank/Points: 24/138

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 20

33. Salina Central Mustangs

Total Points: 42

Boys Rank/Points: 15/201

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 16

34. Andover Central Jaguars

Total Points: 40

Boys Rank/Points: 10/294

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 10

35. Conway Springs Cardinals

Total Points: 34

Boys Rank/Points: 30/94

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 30

35. Wichita West Pioneers

Total Points: 34

Boys Rank/Points: 39/46

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 39

37. Mulvane Wildcats

Total Points: 32

Boys Rank/Points: 22/151

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 34

38. Arkansas City Bulldogs

Total Points: 24

Boys Rank/Points: 14/220

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 27

38. Winfield Vikings

Total Points: 24

Boys Rank/Points: 16/196

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 40

40. Halstead Dragons

Total Points: 14

Boys Rank/Points: 35/66

2017-18 Girls Ranking: NR

41. Clearwater Indians

Total Points: 10

Boys Rank/Points: 41/44

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 37

42. Douglass Bulldogs

Total Points: 8

Boys Rank/Points: 43/34

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 28

43. Independent Panthers

Total Points: 6

Boys Rank/Points: 25/124

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 36

43. Wichita South Titans

Total Points: 6

Boys Rank/Points: 42/42

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 32

45. Wichita Southeast Golden Buffaloes

Total Points: 4

Boys Rank/Points: 31/91

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 38

46. El Dorado Wildcats

Total Points: 0

Boys Rank/Points: 33/68

2017-18 Girls Ranking: 31

Biggest changes from 2017-18

  • Andover Central Girls -24
  • Salina Central Girls -17
  • El Dorado Girls -15
  • Buhler Girls +15
  • Douglass Girls -14

How it works

Team Sports

State Championship: 125 Points

State Runner-Up: 100

Top Four State Finish: 75

Regional Championship: 50

League Championship: 25

First Team All-State Selection: 6

Second Team All-State Selection: 4

All-Metro Selection: 2

Individual Sports

Team State Championship: 50 Points

Team Runner-Up: 40

Team Top Four State Finish: 30

Team Regional Championship: 20

Team League Championship: 10

Individual State Championship: 10

Individual Runner-Up: 8

Individual Top Four State Finish: 6

Individual Regional Championship: 4

All-Metro Selection: 2

Programs competing in team sports earn more points based on their successes because of the cumulative, simultaneous effort of the group. Also, though individual sports do not typically earn more points after individual performances are added, the difference is much smaller.

Schools that win a state championship in a team sport are not given cumulative points, meaning 50+40+30, etc., for winning a quarterfinal or semifinal game. The team’s ultimate finish dictates how many points are earned.

Individuals who win a state championship in an individual sport also are not given cumulative points, meaning 10+8+6, etc., for reaching a semifinal or winning a regional title, too. An athlete’s ultimate finish dictates how many points are earned for his/her team.

Because swimming and diving does not have a regional meet, league meets are counted as regionals, and points are reflected as such.

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