Abilene High School (Abilene, Kansas)

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Abilene High School
Address
1300 North Cedar Street[1]
Abilene, Kansas, 67410
United States
Coordinates38°55′45″N 97°13′3″W / 38.92917°N 97.21750°W / 38.92917; -97.21750Coordinates: 38°55′45″N 97°13′3″W / 38.92917°N 97.21750°W / 38.92917; -97.21750
Information
School typePublic, High School
School districtUSD 435[2]
SuperintendentDenise Guy[3]
CEEB Code170005[4]
PrincipalBenjamin Smith[5][6]
Asst PrincipalWill Burton[5]
Athletic DirectorWill Burton[6]
Band DirectorAaron Tompkins
Grades9 to 12
Gendercoed
Color(s)     Orange
     Brown
SongThe Orange and Brown
Fight songGo Northwestern Go
AthleticsClass 4A[7]
District 15[8]
Athletics conferenceNorth Central Kansas[6]
MascotCowboys / Cowgirls
Website
 
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Abilene High School
Address
1300 North Cedar Street[1]
Abilene, Kansas, 67410
United States
Coordinates38°55′45″N 97°13′3″W / 38.92917°N 97.21750°W / 38.92917; -97.21750Coordinates: 38°55′45″N 97°13′3″W / 38.92917°N 97.21750°W / 38.92917; -97.21750
Information
School typePublic, High School
School districtUSD 435[2]
SuperintendentDenise Guy[3]
CEEB Code170005[4]
PrincipalBenjamin Smith[5][6]
Asst PrincipalWill Burton[5]
Athletic DirectorWill Burton[6]
Band DirectorAaron Tompkins
Grades9 to 12
Gendercoed
Color(s)     Orange
     Brown
SongThe Orange and Brown
Fight songGo Northwestern Go
AthleticsClass 4A[7]
District 15[8]
Athletics conferenceNorth Central Kansas[6]
MascotCowboys / Cowgirls
Website

Abilene High School is a fully accredited public high school located in Abilene, Kansas, USA, serving grades 9-12. The school is a part of Abilene Unified School District 435. The current building serves students from the city itself as well as outlying areas covered by the nearby Chapman district.

Abilene is a member of the Kansas State High School Activities Association and offers a variety of sports programs. Athletic teams compete in the 4A division. Extracurricular activities are also offered in the form of performing arts, school publications, and clubs.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The Cowboys compete as the dominant member the North Central Kansas League and are classified as a 4A school, the third-largest classification in Kansas according to the Kansas State High School Activities Association. Throughout its history, Abilene has won many state championships in various sports. Graduates have gone on to participate in Division I, Division II, and Division III athletics. The High School also offers music programs, such as band and choir. A majority of the students go on to state competitions and ensambles, generally receiving high ratings.

Athletics[edit]

Abilene High School participates in multiple sports for both boys and girls in the Fall, Winter, and Spring sports seasons. The boys teams are collectively referred to as the Cowboys while the girls are referred to as the Cowgirls. The Cowboys\Cowgirls mascot was chosen as a direct reflection of the history of Abilene as a cattle stop at the end of the Chisholm Trail, and the men who braved the long journey of the old days, and the women who welcomed them at the end of the trail.

Football[edit]

Since 1966, when AHS joined the North Central Kansas League (NCKL), the football team has won or shared a total of 11 league championships.[9] The team also won two state championships in 1978 and again in 1987. The Cowboys football team and rival Chapman High School share a unique part of high school football history. The two teams first began playing each other competitively in 1892. According to sports records, this makes the rivalry one of the oldest west of the Mississippi River. It is the 8th oldest in the United States.[10]

State championships[edit]

The Abilene Cowboys and Cowgirls have won a total of 20 recognized State Championships[11][12]

State Championships[13]
SeasonSportNumber of ChampionshipsYear
FallBoys' Cross Country11969
Football21978, 1987
Girls' Cross Country21985, 2008
Girls' Tennis31989, 1992, 1993
WinterBoys' Basketball11992
Boys' Powerlifting*32004, 2005, 2006
Girls' Powerlifting*52003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Wrestling31998, 1999, 2003
SpringBoys' Golf41949, 1963, 1985, 1986
Boys' Tennis11991
Track And Field41918, 1919, 1987, 2006
Total28**

(*) Indicates sport and its associated championship is not officially sanctioned by KSHSAA
(**) Total number of team championships is 28 if the powerlifting championships are included.

Abilene High School offers the following sports:

Fall[edit]

  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Boys Cross Country
  • Girls Cross Country
  • Girls Tennis

Winter[edit]

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Wrestling

Spring[edit]

  • Baseball
  • Boys Golf
  • Boys Tennis
  • Softball
  • Boys Track and Field
  • Girls Track and Field

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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