2017-2018 WHS / WMS SPORTS SCORES

2017-2018 WHS / WMS SPORTS SCORES

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Scores and Highlights from "most" WHS and WMS Athletic Events 2017-2018
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WHS VARSITY WRESTLING
@ Marion Co. Winter Duals
Friday, December 15, 2017

2-3 Dual Action

Beat Republic Co. 54-17
Beat Wabaunsee 54-24
Lost to Burlington 30-42
Lost to Riley Co 30-48
Lost to Marion 28-37

Individual Outcomes

120 - Montana Heacock 3-2
126 - Blake Bales 2-3
132 - Quinton Redford 3-2
138 - Kadin Heacock 3-2
145 - Andrew Wolf 3-2
152 - Nic Reyes 2-1
170 - Kanden Young 3-2
182 - Aaron Schoemann 4-1
195 - Ian Groom 4-1
220 - Matt McComb 4-1
285 - Tyler Jimenez 3-2

Finished 8th as a team

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WHS BASKETBALL
vs Rose Hill THERE
Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

VARSITY GIRLS vs Rose Hill
WHS 34 RHHS 55 (2-3) (0-2)
Shayland French 10, Avery Rusk 9, Rylee Rusk 5, Jacelyn Buck 5, McKenna Jones 2, Taylor Meyer 2, Mekenna Adams 1

JR. VARSITY GIRLS vs Rose Hill
WHS 58 RHHS 49 (3-2) (2-0)
Delaney Parkey 13, Lexi Clift 12, Myriland French 10, Mykiland French 8, Draven Warnock 5, McKenna Jones 5, Kadin Brown 2, Kylie Aufdengarten 2, Natalie Henning 1

VARSITY BOYS vs Rose Hill
WHS 45 RHHS 60 (1-4) (0-2)
AJ Snipes 18, Ian King 11, Jack Walton 8, Jihad Mutazammil 3, Silas Popplewell 3, DeAndre Washington 2

JR. VARSITY BOYS vs Rose Hill
WHS 26 RHHS 49 (2-3) (1-1)
Austin Soles 9, Tyler Brown 6, Brayden Higginbotham 4, Jacob Ewing 3, Zane Cornejo 2, Blake Rausch 2

"C" TEAM BOYS vs Rose Hill
WHS 46 RHHS 55 (0-4) (0-2)
Tanner Meyer 16, Toby Henning 8, John Long 7, Trenton Bannister 7, Cade Fairbanks 5, Berkeley Wright 3

Next up for WHS and first set of games for 2018 calendar year will be at HOME vs Mulvane Jan. 2nd! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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WHS WRESTLING
HERE vs Rose Hill / Mulvane
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

106 - Wellington OPEN
113 - Matt Sanders - loss by pin
120 - Montana Heacock - loss by pin
126 - Blake Bales - win by dec 9-3
132 - Quinton Redford - won by pin
138 - Kadin Heacock - loss by pin
145 - Andrew Wolf - win by dec 6-4
152 - Nic Reyes - win by pin
160 - Austin Sears - loss by pin
170 - Kanden Young - loss by pin
182 - Aaron Schoemann - loss by dec 6-10
195 - Ian Groom (Rose Hill OPEN)
220 - Matt McComb - win by dec 4-0
285 - Kenny Fehrman (Rose Hill OPEN)


FINAL: RHHS - 38   WHS 33

Nightcap match with Mulvane ended in a 36-36 tie. Using established tie-breaker criteria, WHS was declared the winner. YAY!

In other action, Mulvane downed Rose Hill 46-34 in their dual. So, overall, each team went 1-1, but Wellington won the double-dual overall 12-11! Great Job Crusaders!

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WMS 7/8 BASKETBALL
Boys @ Clearwater, Girls Host
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

BOYS (THERE)

7A WMS 45 CMS 25 (win) (4-1) (3-1)
Cope Henry 18, Banks Hinshaw 10, Jack Wright 7, Mekhi Torres 6, Christian Snipes 2, Jax Cornejo 2

7B WMS 47 CMS 28 (win) (4-1) (4-0)
Keaton Hartman 13, Tyler McGlothlin 12, Christian Snipes 8, Colten Henning 5, Carson Nugen 4

8A WMS 26 CMS 41 (loss) (2-3) (1-3)
Nathan Hilt 8, Jay Ybarra 8, RJ Clift 3, Korbin Jones 3, Blake McCreary 2, Justin Norris 2

8B WMS 19 CMS 36 (loss) (0-5) (0-4)
Kaiden Herenandez 4, Trevor Clark 4, Tyler Dawdy 3, Dominic Ybarra 2, Logan Swingle 2, Justin Norris 2, Patrick Soto 2


GIRLS (HERE)

7A CMS 03 WMS 35 (win) (5-0) (4-0)
Ashlee Peninger 2 pts
Jordyn Brown 3 pts
Shiney Hughes 12 pts
Kami Reichenberger 2 pts
Maddie Nance 2 pts
Jensen Lynnes 2 pts 
Ashlyn Gerten 8 pts
Abigail Helus 4 pts 

7B CMS 02 WMS 30 (win) (4-1) (3-1)
Emma Stover 4 pts 
Aserea Champion 3 pts 
Heidi Gulick 8 pts
Laney Clift 4 pts 
Jensen Lynnes 4 pts 
Kasiah Richmond 4 pts 
Josie Walker 3 pts 

8A CMS 30 WMS 48 (win) (5-0) (4-0)
Airalyn Frame 22 pts, 4 rebs, 2 asst, 2 blocks, 3 steals
Nikki Peninger 7 pts, 1 block, 2 steals
Grace Westmoreland 4 pts, 3 rebs, 1 asst
Riley Westmoreland 1 reb
Ali Zeka 15 pts, 5 rebs, 4 asst, 2 steals
Sadie Glover 2 rebs, 1 asst
Kaitlyn Hain 3 rebs, 1 steal

8B CMS 06 WMS 23 (win) (4-1) (3-1) 
Kaitlyn Hain 2 pts, Sadie Glover 4, Stellar Young 2, Melissa Black 1, Chloie Abasolo 4, Abby Mraz 2, Averie Burns 8

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WHS BASKETBALL
vs Andale HERE
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

VARSITY GIRLS vs ANDALE
AHS 49 WHS 46 (2-2) (0-1)
Rylee Rusk 12, Mekenna Adams 9, Jacelyn Buck 9, Avery Rusk 8, Shayland French 6, Taylor Meyer 2

JR. VARSITY GIRLS vs ANDALE
AHS 38 WHS 55 (2-2) (1-0)
Lexi Clift 18, Myriland French 10, McKenna Jones 7, Mykiland French 5, Delaney Parkey 4, Draven Warnock 4, Natalie Henning 3, Kadin Brown 2, Kylie Aufdengarten 2

VARSITY BOYS vs ANDALE
AHS 50 WHS 36 (1-3) (0-1)
Ian King 15, AJ Snipes 12, Silas Popplewell 6, DeAndre Washington 2, Grey Hatfield 1

JR. VARSITY BOYS vs ANDALE
AHS 45 WHS 48 (2-2) (1-0)
Austin Soles 10, Tyler Brown 10, Zander Vargas 7, Jacob Ewing 6, Cade Fairbanks 6, Brayden Higginbotham 6, Chance Hamel 2, Zane Cornejo 1

"C" TEAM BOYS vs ANDALE
AHS 55 WHS 39 (0-3) (0-1)
Tanner Meyer 17, Blake Saffell 8, Kade Adams 4, Berkeley Wright 4, Trenton Bannister 2, Toby Henning 2, John Long 2

Next up for WHS and final set of games for 2017 calendar year will be at Rose Hill this Friday. GOOD LUCK BIG RED!!!

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WMS 7/8 BASKETBALL
Girls @ Ark City, Boys Host
Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

BOYS (HERE)

7A ACMS 39 WMS 24 (loss) (3-1) (2-1)
Banks Hinshaw 7, Jack Wright 7, Jax Cornejo 4, Mekhi Torres 4, Cope Henry 2

7B ACMS 32 WMS 37 (win) (3-1) (3-0)
Tyler McGlothlin 9, Keaton Hartman 8, Colten Henning 8, Christian Snipes 6, Jaxson Irey 2, Nate Farmer 2, Carson Nugen 2

8A ACMS 27 WMS 47 (win) (2-2) (1-2)
Nathan Hilt 17, RJ Clift 13, Jay Ybarra 8, Korbin Jones 5, Blake McCreary 2, Hagen Wright 2

8B ACMS 26 WMS 18 (loss) (0-4) (0-3)
Carson Rademacher 7, Dominic Ybarra 5, Justin Norris 2, Logan Swingle 2, Dietrek Gill 2

GIRLS (THERE)

7A WMS 37 ACMS 5 (win) (4-0) (3-0)
Shiney Hughes 13 pts, Kami Reichenberger 8 pts, Ashlee Peninger 4 pts, Jordyn Brown 2 pts, Jensen Lynnes 2 pts, Maddie Nance 6 pts, Abigail Helus 2 pts

7B WMS 38 ACMS 14 (win) (3-1) (2-1)
Cece Lozano 2 pts, Cortnie Jones 10 pts, Brooklyn Farmer 2 pts, Laney Clift 2 pts, Ava Tate 2 pts, Ashtyn Sowersby 6 pts, Peyton Franke 2 ,pts, Jensen Lynnes 8 pts, Abigail Helus 2 pts, Aserea Champion 2 pts

8A WMS 45 ACMS 7 (win) (4-0) (3-0)
Ali Zeka 13 pts, 8 rebs, 4 asst, 6 steals
Airalyn Frame 19 pts, 4 rebs, 3 blocks, 8 steals
Riley Westmoreland 4 pts, 3 rebs, 1 steal 
Grace Westmoreland 2 pts, 4 rebs
Nicole Peninger 3 pts, 5 rebs, 1 asst, 1 block
Sadie Glover 2 pts, 1 reb, 2 asst, 1 block, 2 steal

8B WMS 36 ACMS 21 (win) (3-1) (2-1) 
Melissa Black 7 pts, Zoie Abasolo 6 pts, Abby Mraz 4 pts, Averie Burns 6 pts, Sadie Glover 13 pts

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WHS BASKETBALL
Varsity & JV @ Cheney Invitational
vs Chaparral
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

VARSITY GIRLS (2-1)
CHS 28 WHS 45
Avery Rusk 14, Shayland French 12, Taylor Meyer 11, Jacelyn Buck 5, Rylee Rusk 2, Draven Warnock 1

VARSITY BOYS (1-2)
CHS 59 WHS 64
pending

JV GIRLS (1-2)
CHS 19 WHS 25
Lexi Clift 9, Myriland French 6, Delaney Parkey 3, Mykiland French 2, Natalie Henning 2, Draven Warnock 2, Kylie Aufdengarten 1


JV BOYS (1-2)
CHS 38 WHS 51 
Jacob Ewing 2, Austin Soles 7, Zander Vargas 4, Tyler Brown 2, Cade Fairbanks 6, Brayden Higginbotham 18, Zane Cornejo 11

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WHS WRESTLING
INVITATIONAL - HERE
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

The WHS Varsity Wrestlers hosted their annual invitational Saturday at WHS. 15 teams total and in the end the Wellington BOYS IN RED had fared quite well! As a team, finished 6th!!

Congrats to Senior IAN GROOM (195 lbs) - Ian went 5-0 today, finishing FIRST!!! (pictured above)
Congrats to Sophomore KANDEN YOUNG (170 lbs) - Kanden went 3-1 today, finishing SECOND!!

Overall results for Wellington:

126 lbs - Blake Bales 2-2 / 4th
145 lbs. - Jaylen Harris 1-2 
152 lbs. - Nic Reyes 0-2
160 lbs. - Austin Sears 0-2
170 lbs. - Kanden Young 3-1 / 2nd
182 lbs. - Aaron Schoemann 2-2 / 4th
195 lbs. - Ian Groom 5-0 / 1st
220 lbs. - Matt McComb 2-2 / 4th
285 lbs. - Tyler Jimenez 2-3 / 6th

Other teams in competition today were Andover, Arkansas City, Circle, Clearwater, El Dorado, Marion, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Salina Central, Wichita-East, Wichita Trinity Academy, Wichita-North, Wichita-West, Winfield.

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CRUSADER
LADY CRUSADER
BASKETBALL

HERE vs Cheney HS
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

VARSITY GIRLS  (1-1)
CHS 65 WHS 39
Avery Rusk 17, Shayland French 13, Taylor Meyer 4, Rylee Rusk 3, Jacelyn Buck 2

VARSITY BOYS (0-2)
CHS 67 WHS 48
A.J. Snipes 13, Ian King 11, Jihad Mutazammil 6, Zander Vargas 5, Jack Walton 4, Austin Soles 3, DeAndre Washington 2, Grey Hatfield 2 

JV GIRLS (0-2)
CHS 41 WHS 31
Myriland French 13, McKenna Jones 7, Draven Warnock 6, Mykiland French 3, Kylie Aufdengarten 2

JV BOYS (0-2)
CHS 64 WHS 63 OT
Zander Vargas 16, Brayden Higginbotham 13, Austin Soles 12, Zane Cornejo 12, Jacob Ewing 6, Tyler Brown 5

BOYS "C" TEAM (0-2)
CHS 44 WHS 37
Berkeley Wright 11, Cade Fairbanks 8, Toby Henning 4, Tanner Meyer 4, John Long 4, Blake Saffell 3, Kade Adams 2, Trace Witham 1

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WMS 7/8 BASKETBALL
Girls @ Mulvane, Boys Host
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

BOYS (HERE)

7A MMS 28 WMS 49 (win) (3-0) (2-0)
Jack Wright 20, Cope Henry 13, Jax Cornejo 11, Mekhi Torres 3, Banks Hinshaw 2

7B MMS 18 WMS 26 (win) (2-1) (2-0)
Tyler McGlothlin 7, Christian Snipes 6, Carson Nugen 6, Natavious Sanders 4, Jax Irey 3

8A MMS 38 WMS 26 (loss) (1-2) (0-2)
Nathan Hilt 11, Jay Ybarra 7, RJ Clift 4, Korbin Jones 2, Blake McCreary 2

8B MMS 29 WMS 13 (loss) (0-3) (0-2)
Justin Norris 3, Trey Greenlee 3, Trevor Clark 2, Patrick Soto 2, Kaiden Hernandez 2, Trent Johnson 1

GIRLS (THERE)

7A WMS 21 MMS 5 (3-0) (2-0)
Shiney Hughes 4 pts, Kami Reichenberger 2 pts, Ashlyn Gerten 9 pts , MaryAnn Buresh 2 pts, Ashlee Peninger 4 pts

7B WMS 42 MMS 2 (2-1) (1-1)
Emma Stover 2 pts , Abigail Helus 4 pts, Aserea Champion 4 pts , Heidi Gulick 6 pts, Kasiah Richmond 4 pts, Jensen Lynnes 8 pts, Josie , Walker 10 pts , Lanie Clift 4 pts

8A WMS 32 MMS 18  (win) (3-0) (2-0)
Kaitlyn Hain 2 pts, Nikki Peninger 4 pts, Ali Zeka 8 pts, Airalyn Frame 16 pts, Zoie Abasolo 2 pts

8B WMS 10 MMS 12 (loss) (2-1) (1-1) 
Stellar Young 4 pts, Zoie Abasolo 2 pts, Abby Mraz 1 pt, Averie Burns 3 pts

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CRUSADER WRESTLING
@ Pratt HS
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

106 - Open
113 - Open
120 - Colin Green (Lost by fall)
126 - Blake Bales (Won by fall)
132 - Quinton Redford (Lost by fall)
138 - Kadin Heacock (Won 16-7)
145 - Andrew Wolf  (Lost by fall)
152 - Nic Reyes (Lost by fall)
160 - Jaylen Harris (Lost by fall)
170 - Kanden Young (Lost 5-6)
182 - Aaron Schoemann (Won 11-8)
195 - Ian Groom (Won 6-5)
220 - Matt McComb (Won by fall)
285 - Tyler Jimenez (Won by forfeit)

FINAL SCORE: PRATT 45 WHS 28

In JV action, Kenny Fehrman and Betrai Taylor both won by fall.

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CRUSADER
LADY CRUSADER
BASKETBALL

@ Hutchinson Trinity
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

CHENEY INVITATIONAL TOURNEY (Day 1)

VARSITY GIRLS (1-0)
WHS - 61
HTHS - 52
Avery Rusk 18, Shayland French 17, Rylee Rusk 11, Taylor Meyer 6, Jacelyn Buck 5, Mekenna Adams 4 / Rebounding Leaders: Shayland French 9, Jacelyn Buck 7

JV GIRLS (0-1)
WHS - 36
HTHS - 44
Myriland French 9, Kylie Aufdengarten 8, Draven Warnock 7, Natalie Henning 5, Lexi Clift 2, Delaney Parkey 2, Mykiland French 1, McKenna Jones 1, Kadin Brown 1

VARSITY BOYS (0-1)
WHS - 53
HTHS - 59
A.J. Snipes 17, Ian King 11, Silas Popplewell 11, Jack Walton 9, Jihad Mutazammil 3, DeAndre Washington 2

JV BOYS (0-1)
WHS - 49
HTHS - 52
Austin Soles 14, Brayden Higginbotham 13, Zane Cornejo 10, Zander Vargas 7, Gage Cunningham 4, Tyler Brown 2

"C" TEAM BOYS (0-1)
WHS - 29
HTHS - 57

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WMS 7/8 BASKETBALL

vs Winfield Middle School
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

GIRLS (HOME)

8A (2-0) (1-0)
WINF 12 WELL 30

Ali Zeka 19 pts, 5 rebs Airalyn Frame 8 pts, 9 rebs Grace Westmoreland 1 pt, 2 asst Nikki Peninger 2 pts, 5 rebs

8B (2-0) (1-0)
WINF 8 WELL 27


7A (2-0) (1-0)
WINF 18 WELL 32

Shianna Hughes 20, Ashlyn Gerton 7, Jensen Lynnes 2, Maddie Nance 2, Kami Reichenberger 1

7B (1-1) (0-1)
WINF 27 WELL 24

Josie Walker 6, Ava Tate 4, CeCe Lozano 4, Heidi Gulick 4, Laney Clift 2, Cortnie Jones 2, Abby Helus 2

BOYS (THERE)

8A (1-1) (0-1)
WELL 27 WINF 48
Nathan Hilt 10, Jay Ybarra 9, Korbin Jones 7, Blake McCreary 1

8B (0-2) (0-1)
WELL 14 WINF 43
Carson Rademacher 6, Deitrek Gill 4, Dominic Ybarra 2, Braeden Ybarra 2
 
7A (2-0) (1-0)
WELL 36 WINF 15

Cope Henry 8, Jax Cornejo 6, Banks Hinshaw 6, Tyler McGlothlin 5, Christian Snipes 4, Mekhi Torres 4, Jack Wright 3 

7B (1-1) (1-0)
WELL 34 WINF 23

Keaton Hartman 16, Tyler McGlothlin 10, Christian Snipes 6, Colten Henning 2

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WHS VARSITY WRESTLING

@ Caney Valley HS Invitational
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017

Both the WHS Varsity and JV Wrestlers opened their 2017-2018 seasons on the road Saturday. (Dec. 2nd) The JV were in action at Winfield HS (no results available) and the Varsity trekked a little further, about 100 miles to be exact, to Caney Valley HS, just this side of Coffeyville in SE Kansas. 

At Caney Valley, 18 teams were on hand for the invitational and by day's end the Crusaders had finished 4th as a team and had 3 wrestlers finish in the TOP 3 in their respective weight classes. Awesome job gentlemen! Congrats on a great opener for the season! Here's how it broke down per wrestler:

WHS finished 4th as a team with 107 pts!

INDIVIDUAL OUTCOMES
113 - Montana Heacock 1-3 / 4th place
126 - Blake Bales 0-2
132 - Quinton Redford 0-3
138 - Kadin Heacock 2-1 / 7th place
145 - Andrew Wolf 2-2 / 5th place
152 - Jaylen Harris 0-2
160 - Austin Sears 0-3
170 - Kanden Young 2-1 / 2nd place
182 - Aaron Schoemann 3-2 / 4th place
195 - Ian Groom 4-1 / 3rd place
220 - Matt McComb 2-1 / 2nd place
285 - Gabe Smith 1-2  5th place

Next action will be DUAL ACTION, Thursday, Dec. 7th @ Pratt HS - beginning @ 5PM (varsity & JV)

NOTE: Saturday, Dec. 9th, WHS hosts their BIG VARSITY INVITE @ WHS beginning @ 9AM - teams participating will include, Andover, Ark City, Circle, Clearwater, El Dorado, Marion, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Salina Central, Wichita East, Wichita Trinity, Wichita North, Wichita West and Winfield.

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WMS 7/8 BASKETBALL

vs Haysville West Middle School
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

GIRLS (THERE)

8B (1-0)
WMS 20 HWMS 15

Kaitlyn Hain 2 pts Sadie Glover 8 Zoie Abasolo 2 Averie Burns 4 Abigail Mraz 4
8A (1-0)
WMS 33 HWMS 22

Riley Westmoreland 2 pts, 2 rebs, 1 steal Kaitlyn Hain 1 reb Nikki Peninger 6 rebs, 3 asst, 1 steal Ali Zeka 17 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asst, 2 steals Sadie Glover 5 pts, 5 rebs, Airalyn Frame 9 pts, 7 rebs, 1 asst, 4 blocks, 1 steal Grace Westmoreland 3 rebs, 1 asst, 1 block, 1 steal
7A (1-0)
WMS 38 HWMS 5

Jordyn Brown 4 pts, Shiney Hughes 17 pts, Kami Reichenberger 5 pts, Maddie Nance 2 pts, Ashlyn Gerten 6 pts, Abigail Helus 2 pts, MaryAnn Buresh 2 pts
7B (1-0)
WMS 42 HWMS 4

Emma Stover 8 pts, Abigail Helus 4 pts, Aserea Champion 10 pts, Brooklyn Farmer 8 pts, Kasiah Richmond 4 pts, Jensen Lynnes 6 pts, Josie Walker 2 pts

BOYS (HOME)

8B (0-1)
HWMS 36 WMS 21

Dominic Ybarra 8, Dietrek Gill 4, Carson Rademacher 3, Braeden Ybarra 2, Justin Norris 2, Trevor Clark 2

8A (1-0)
HWMS 27 WMS 30

Jay Ybarra 11, Nathan Hilt 11, Korbin Jones 5, Hagen Wright 2, RJ Clift 1

7A (1-0)
HWMS 18 WMS 42

Jax Cornejo 13, Jack Wright 8, Tyler McGlothlin 7, Mekhi Torres 6, Cope Henry 4, Banks Hinshaw 4

7B (0-1)
HWMS 46 WMS 23

Tyler McGlothlin 16, Colten Henning 6, Keaton Hartman 1

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AVCTL FOOTBALL LEAGUE HONORS 

(DIV III)
OFFENSIVE MVP
 Wyatt Seidl McPherson
DEFENSIVE MVP Jayse Alexander McPherson
COACH of the YEAR Jace Pavlovich McPherson
(DIV IV)
OFFENSIVE MVP Jayden Price Mulvane
DEFENSIVE MVP Grant Fairchild Andale
COACH of the YEAR Dylan Schmidt Andale

OFFENSE
1st Team Receiver – De Andre Washington
2nd Team RB – Joe Ybarra
2nd Team Offensive Line – Logan Jones
2nd Team Offensive Line – Aaron Schoemann
2nd Team Punter – Trayson Probst
Hon Men QB – Cade Phelps
Hon Men RB – Deyton Araujo
Hon Men OL – Jack Walton
Hon Men OL – Ian Groom

DEFENSE
2nd Team Interior Line – Gabe Smith
2nd Team Linebacker – Isaac Hilt
2nd Team Defensive Back – DeAndre Washington
Hon Men Interior Line – Braiden Buresh
Hon Men Defensive End – Aaron Schoeman
Hon Men Defensive End – Jack Walton
Hon Men Linebacker – Caleb Reichenberger
Hon Men Defensive Back – Chi Barton

DeAndre Washington was also named to the TOPEKA  CAPITAL JOURNAL "All-State" Team!

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AVCTL VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE HONORS 

AVCTL DIV III and DIV IV League Honors were announced late Monday. Congratulations to WHS "3" Seniors, Keelie Cunningham (FIRST TEAM), Jenna Rausch (FIRST TEAM)and Shayland French (SECOND TEAM)!

Also, congratulations to 1st year Head Coach Blake Brewster who was named DIV IV "Co-Coach" Of The Year!! (along with Rose Hill Head Coach Melissa Segovia) - Awesome Honors!! Congratulations to you all and to the team who finished 3rd in League behind Rose Hill (eventual State Champion) and Andale and went on in a DYNAMIC FASHION to place 3rd at the State 4A Tournament! Great season ladies - you represented WHS and your community VERY WELL!!

AVCTL DIV III / DIV IV LEAGUE HONORS / STANDINGS VOLLEYBAL

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WHS VARSITY FOOTBALL (REGIONAL 4A)
@ Maize South High School
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

WELLINGTON CRUSADERS vs MAIZE SOUTH MAVERICKS - REGIONAL 4A  11.03.17

WHS -  07 00 00 00 - 07
MSHS - 14 14 07 14 - 49

The 2017 Crusader Football Season came to a close Friday evening in Regional 4A action at Maize South HS. The Mavericks secured the momentum early on after an incredible start by the Crusaders. After a strong kickoff return by Julian Jimenez to near mid-field, Michael Ledbetter unleashed a 46 yd TD pass on the first play from scrimmage to DeAndre Washington for 6. Karsten Gill came in for the successful PAT (center- Gage Cunningham, holder - Zander Vargas)...with only :16 gone in the game, the underdog Crusaders were up 7-zip! Kazam!

That lead and "MO" were short-lived unfortunately. At the 8:17 mark, just 3 1/2 minutes later, Maize South scored on a 30 yd scamper, knotting it at 7-7. The Mavericks never relinquished the momentum from that point on, pulling away with 3 additional TD's by halftime and 3 more by game's end, connecting on all 7 PAT's as well. Final Score 49-7. The Mavericks move to 9-1 on the season and will face McPherson at HOME (Maize South). McPherson edged out Buhler in OT 15-14 to advance. Not a good night for Crusaders. Andover Central downed Mulvane 30-21 bringing the Wildcat season to an end as well.

In Sectional 4A-1 play this coming Friday, it will be DeSoto vs Fort Scott, Bishop Miege vs Labette County, Andover Central vs Andale and as mentioned, Maize South vs McPherson. In Sectional 4A-2, it will be Hayden vs Burlington, Holton vs Frontenac, Clay Center vs Scott City and Smoky Valley vs Holcomb. In 8M-11, Caldwell was victorious and will face Hanover on Nov. 10th in Sectional action.

The Crusaders generated 247 yds of offense in the 49-7 loss. QB Michael Ledbetter was 9/22 passing (147 yds). DeAndre Washington caught 6 of those 9 for 85 yds and a TD. Joe Ybarra 2 for 58 yds and Zander Vargas, 1 for 4 yds. Six different IRONDUKES carried the ball vs the Mavericks - Deyton Araujo had 7 carries for 59 yds, Zane Cornejo 1/45 yds, Isaac Hilt 7/20 yds, Joe Ybarra 8/14 yds, Grey Hatfield 2/6 yds and Michael Ledbetter 7/-4 yds. 

The Crusaders had 9 first downs to the Mavericks 13. Trayson Probst punted the ball 6 times for 194 yds (32 yd avg). 

Coach Aguilar and his staff and the Crusaders, end the 2017 season at 5-5. A marked improvement over 2016, Coach Aguilar's first year as head football coach at WHS. The mood was upbeat at games' end Friday. Coach even called a timeout with just a few seconds left to allow WHS kicker Karsten Gill a shot at a field goal. The attempt came up short, the scoreboard clock rolled to zeros...2017 season was over.

It would seem there's a lot to look forward to next season including a completely different playoff system in 4A. READ HERE We are however, losing an awesome group of Seniors this year. The young men battled hard, made our "lines" as strong as they've been in a while and the backfield too...they will be missed. We say goodbye to Cade Phelps, Jack Walton, Logan Jones, Braiden Buresh, Ian Groom, Gabe Smith, Deyton Araujo and last but not least, Aaron Schoemann. These gentlemen left their mark in multiple ways, on the field and in the classroom. We are certainly proud of these young men and the rest of the squad that will carry on in their absence next Fall. GO BIG RED!!

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WHS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL (Bracket Play)
@ STATE 4A TOURNAMENT (Salina)
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017

It cannot be overstated in any way, shape or form. The WHS Lady Crusader Volleyball squad achieved great things this weekend at the State 4A D1 Tournament in Salina.

This is a program that has gone through numerous coaching changes over the past 4-5 years. This is a team that had a .500 record for the season leading up to the big show in Salina. This is a group of young ladies that could look very good in match action, and then at times not as much. There was never any doubt though the underlying talent & desire was solid, the chemistry was good, and the commitment to their teammates, real and lasting.

There were 8 teams this weekend in 4A D1 competing for the State Crown, including defending champion and #1 seed Rose Hill Rockets. Additionally, #2 seed Independence, #3 seed Ulysses, #4 seed Louisburg, #5 seed Basehor-Linwood, #6 seed Wellington, #7 seed El Dorado and #8 seed Bishop Miege. The Lady Crusaders had fewer wins than any of these other 7 teams...and then POOL PLAY began.

The Lady Crusaders quite frankly, came out sluggish and lost in two sets on Friday in opening pool play action to Ulysses. (19-25, 15-25) So, out of the starting blocks their backs were against the wall and if they were to have any chance at all to advance out of pool play into bracket play on Saturday, they could lose no more. In match 2 on Friday, #2 Independence took to the court with our Lady Crusaders and dominated. Set 1 to Independence. (14-25) Now it is truly nitty gritty time. Buckle down and get it going or on Saturday you won't be showin'! 

Independence continued to exhibit control in Set 2 and the Lady Crusaders found themselves down 10-20. 10-20! 10-20!!! Desperate times had arrived but not alone. You never see CRUSADER MAGIC coming but you know when it's on scene and on scene it was as Set 2 looked like it was heading to a definite loss and match loss and opportunity loss to advance. The Lady Crusaders got down to business and the MAGIC took over. How often does a team come back to win from a 10-20 deficit in such a pressure packed environment? Gotta be very slim chances overall - it is just too difficult to do and our ladies did it, forcing a 3rd set against the #2 seed so they weren't out of danger just yet. The battle was on. Independence couldn't lose, they were the #2 seed! Wellington wouldn't lose because their 'MO" was a "GO" and when the 3rd set dust settled - WHS 25 IHS 23 - the Lady Crusaders were still in the hunt! Whew! Double Whew!

The 3rd and final pool play match, also a must-win was up vs El Dorado. If you don't finish pool play at 2-1 or better, your chances of moving on are slim or non-existent. So, the pressure didn't decrease nor did the drama. In Set 1, nothing in life is easy and this set went on for quite some time - perhaps longer than any set I've ever witnessed. Finally, the Lady Crusaders would prevail, after a back & forth battle - the score? 34-32! What a set!!! Just one more to go and HELLO SATURDAY (hopefully). The MAGIC continued and in Set 2, El Dorado succumbed to the pressure and the girls in Crusader Red pulled out a relatively easy set win and consequently match win, 25-16. Now they had to wait for tie-breakers, etc..to be analyzed and implemented as not one, not two, but three of the four teams in their pool had ended up with 2-1 records but only 2 slots awaited filling for Saturday action.  Ugh!

MAGIC works on and off the court when your a Crusader and MAGIC was at work with the tie-breaker. Too complicated and mathematically boring to share so suffice it to say, INDEPENDENCE and EL DORADO packed their bags, WELLINGTON AND ULYSSES were heading to SATURDAY semi-final action and a shot at the State 4A D1 Championship Title. It's time to get some rest and get ready for the biggest volleyball day of their lives.

The two semi-finals on Saturday would pit Rose Hill against Ulysses and Wellington against Louisburg. Louisburg had actually defeated Rose Hill in pool play so we knew they were formidable. The 2 winners would then face-off for the State Championship, the 2 losers would face off for 3rd place consolation honors. 

Louisburg came out on fire and exhibited a high degree of Volleyball expertise and took care of business. In the first set, Wellington lost 11-25. The Lady Crusaders did pick it up some in Set 2 but again, Louisburg proved to be too much for WHS and they took the 2nd set as well, this one 17-25. Rose Hill by similar scores downed  Ulysses so the final two stages were set. On Court A - defending State Champion Rose Hill would go up against Louisburg for all the marbles. On Court B - Wellington and Ulysses would have a rematch from pool play on Friday and one of them would emerge with 3rd place honors.

Wellington was a different team Saturday when they took the court with Ulysses than Friday when Ulysses as mentioned above, downed WHS in two sets (19-25, 15-25). And that flustered Ulysses in the end, the first set very close, WHS 25 UHS 23 but the MAGIC was too much for the Lady Tigers in Set 2 and WHS won easily 25-16 to claim the 3rd place hardware and just an unbelievable end to a fun season. This was Seniors Valerie Ast, Keelie Cunningham, Jenna Rausch, Shayland French, Jill Wiley and Gracie Fink's last hurrah in Volleyball. Their long and storied careers were over but the hardware was theirs! Teammates Reese Heasty, Brooke McCorkle, Adrienne Norris, Jennifer Jensen and Taylor Meyer will be back and will be joined by some outstanding younger Crusaders coming through the pipeline. Lady Crusader Volleyball is moving up! Congratulations again to a fine, fine group! Congratulations to 1st year head coach Blake Brewster as well! Blake and his assistants made it happen and are to be commended. The Lady Crusaders move on now, continue to work on their academics (nearly every team member at Salina is on the academic honor roll) and of course for some, pursue their winter and then spring sports activities as the  2017-18 school year continues on. 

When they reflect back though on the FALL of 2017, the memories will be fond, their smiles will be big and all of us will perhaps be better persons ourselves, having witnessed so much tenacity and composure and team oneness from a group of girls that exceeded all expectations and left their mark on the history of WHS Volleyball for all to see! Awesome job ladies - just totally dang awesome!! Thank you for the great ride!!

One Last Tournament Note: On Court A, the battle between Louisburg and Rose Hill was nothing short of CLASSIC. Louisburg jumped out early on the defending champs and took Set 1. In Set 2, Rose Hill dominated so to final Set 3 they went to determine who the 2017 State Champ would be. Talk about drama, it was a back and forth battle with large contingents of fans on both sides screaming and yelling. In the end, our AVCTL sister team if you will, Rose Hill prevailed, securing the State Title for the 2nd year in a row - a phenomenal achievement against a VERY SOLID Louisburg team. During the trophy presentations, the Rose Hill Lady Rockets cheered and applauded loudly when Wellington was announced and awarded 3rd place medals and plaque. It was extremely cool. The Lady Crusaders returned the gesture when Rose Hill was presented as the champion - the two teams afterwards, showing their friendship and their AVCTL connection, took pics with each other and all savored in their accomplishments and comradery. Great day to be a human being. CONGRATS TO ALL!
 

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WHS VARSITY FOOTBALL
District Playoff HERE vs Ulysses
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

There was a lot on the line Friday evening down at Sellers Park as both the Wellington Crusaders @ 1-1 and the Ulysses Tigers @ 1-1 entering the last week of district play with the hopes of a win and a taste of 2017 post-season play. The last time for the Crusaders was 2010 - they were due and payment was made in the form of an explosive 28-14 victory over Ulysses whose season is now complete.

The Crusaders won the toss and elected to receive to start the game. The air was cool and getting cooler but the winds had died down which made the night considerably more bearable than would have been otherwise. Neither team could find paydirt in quarter one but with 11:07 left in the 2nd quarter, Deyton Araujo broke it loose for a 52 yard TD scamper. With the successful PAT by Gill, the Crusaders are up 7-0. Well, 14 seconds later it was 7-7, the direct result of the kickoff return a good length of the field - the game was on and at 10:53 of quarter two, the score was 7-7. Just before halftime, QB Michael Ledbetter behind a strong line that was providing time, launched a pin-point 17 yarder to DeAndre Washington resulting in a TD and with the subsequent PAT, at half it was Wellington 14 Ulysses 7.

Not unlike the 1st quarter, the 3rd quarter didn't keep the scorekeeper busy but with 8:03 left in the game the Crusaders made it a two TD margin and were up 21-7 after a 12 yd reception by Zander Vargas. At the 3:00 minute mark, Joe Ybarra too converted a 12 yd reception from Ledbetter and the WIN WAS IN! With little time left on the clock, Wellington was up 21 points and post-season play just over the horizon. The Tigers scored quickly but time ran out - after 7 years, the Crusaders will not be checking in their equipment after week #9. Their 28-14 victory over Ulysses took care of that.

On the evening, there were 204 rushing yards accumulated by Wellington, Deyton Araujo carried the pigskins 10 times for 103 yds, including the 52 yd. TD run to put the boys in red on the scoreboard early. Joe Ybarra had 18 carries for 58 yds., Isaac Hilt 7/ 24 yds, Michael Ledbetter 9/10 y ds., Julian Jimenez 2/8 yds and Trayson Probst 1/1 yd. 

Passing, Ledbetter threw 23 passes for 216 yds. Julian Jimenez had a pass intercepted. On the receiving end of those passes were DeAndre Washington, 7/117 yds and a TD, Zander Vargas 3/52 yds and a TD, Isaac Hilt 1/33 yds, Joe Ybarra 1/12 yds and a TD and Gage Cunningham 1/2 yds. Trayson Probst punted just once and it was for 23 yds.

It was also SENIOR NIGHT Friday night at Sellers - be sure to check out the nearly 3 dozen pics from that! (Below)

Haven't seen the official Week #10 schedule but it looks like the Crusaders will be taking on Maize South next Friday...more about that when details become available.

OTHER AREA SCORES
Burden Central 60 Oxford 12
Conway Springs 53 Chaparral 19
Norwich 76 South Haven 40
South Central 49 Argonia-Attica 00
Collegiate 42 Trinity 14
Independent 41 Belle Plaine 28
Andale 66 El Dorado 13
Maize South 23 Andover Central 13
Mulvane 42 Winfield 28

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WHS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL (Pool Play)
@ STATE 4A TOURNAMENT (Salina)
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

A big, big event in Salina Friday for our Lady Crusader Volleyball squad and their coaches. It was State 4A Volleyball Tourney time and the stage was set. In one Pool,the Lady Crusaders (#6 seed), Ulysses (#3 seed), Independence (#2 seed) and El Dorado (#7 seed).

In the other Pool, Rose Hill (#1 seed), Louisburg (#4 seed), Basehor Linwood (#5 seed) and Bishop Miege (#8 seed).

In first match action, Ulysses defeated the Lady Crusaders in two sets, 19-25, 16-25.

In their 2nd match vs Independence it wasn't looking good for the team in red, lost the first set to Indy 14-25 and was down in the 2nd set 10-20 at one point. This match was a must-win match for the Lady Crusaders to have any chance of advancing to semi-final play on Saturday. And then it happened. Crusader Magic came a callin'! and a callin'! and a callin'! Don't look now but the 10-20 deficit was suddenly a 25-22 set victory, followed by a 25-23 set victory - match! The Lady Crusaders defeated the #2 seed Independence. It was awesome.

The third and final game in pool play Friday was against El Dorado. The Lady Crusaders came out flat after that unbelievable comeback on Independence but battled the Lady Wildcats to a 34-32 first set victory! They kept pouring it on and in no time it was a two set win for Wellington, downing El Dorado in the 2nd set 25-16. It was an amazing feat accomplished by some very amazing young ladies from Wellington. They are guaranteed no worse than 4th in the State and have a shot at even higher status. 

At 10AM Saturday, the Lady Crusaders will go up against Louisburg, who defeated Rose Hill Friday (Rose Hill was defending their State Crown from last season!). It will be a tough match for Wellington but hey, it's STATE - ain't supposed to be easy! The winner of that game will go on to face the winner of Rose Hill vs Ulysses in the Championship finale. The losers of those two semi-finals will play in a consolation match for 3rd place and a nice plaque!!

A great day for Lady Crusader Volleyball - never say die...just keep pluggin' away...congrats again to the Ladies and their coaches. You represented well and made our community very proud...good luck Saturday!!!

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WHS CROSS COUNTRY
@ Regional 4A Meet (El Dorado State Park)
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

The Wellington Crusaders had "6" student-athletes in competition on Saturday at the Regional 4A Cross Country Meet at El Dorado State Park. 

In the Girls 5K, Mackenzie Heacock broke her own WHS School Record with her personal best time of 22.21, finishing 13th. Mackenzie missed qualifying for the State 4A Cross Country Meet next weekend at Wamego by just 1 place. Katrina Dvorak finished 36 with a time of 24.57.

On the Boys 5K side, Chase Pfalzgraf finished at 19.42 (40th), Tyler Brown at 19.55 (44th), Toby Henning at 20.56 (69th) and Jacob McDonald at 20.57 (71st). Both Toby and Jacob ran their personal best times Saturday as well.

Congratulations to the entire team - great season!

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WHS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL
@ 4A Sub-State Tourney (Winfield)
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

The Lady Crusader Volleyball squad was on fire today at the 4A Sub-State Volleyball Tournament being held at Winfield High School. 

In opening action, the #1 seeded Wellington girls defeated #4 seeded Winfield 25-22, 25-11. In the Championship Final vs a very good #2 seeded Ark City team, (who defeated #3 seeded Mulvane, in the semi's); the WHS Lady Crusaders, like in the first match, won it in just 2 sets, 25-14, 25-19 to walk away with the sub-state championship and all tickets punched for Salina and the State 4A Tourney this coming Friday and Saturday!

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES - THAT IS AWESOME!!!

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WHS VARSITY FOOTBALL
HERE vs Mulvane (Week #2 District Play)
Friday, Oct 20, 2017

What looked like early on to be an ensuing battle, turned out to be something else as the game progressed between the 1-0 Wellington Crusaders and 1-0 Mulvane Wildcats in district play Friday evening at Sellers Park. Mulvane found paydirt first but Wellington answered, knotting the score after a 3 yd. TD reception from Ledbetter to Jimenez and a successful PAT by Karsten Gill. This would be Wellington's one and only score after a myriad of untimely penalties and big plays at the right time by the visiting team from Mulvane.

The defense shined at times but were unable to keep the Wildcats out of the endzone and by early in the 4th qtr the Mulvane lead was too much to overcome and the offense just couldn't sustain any drives. The Crusaders would fall 35-7 and now they find themselves in a must win situation for next Friday when 1-1 Ulysses (who beat Winfield Friday evening 29-14 @ Ulysses) will come a visiting here for the last regular season game of the year. Next Friday will also be SENIOR NIGHT at Sellers Park. 

Junior Joe Ybarra lead Wellington rushers Friday, carrying the ball 23 times for 68 yds. Deyton Araujo had 3 carries for 16 yds, Isaac Hilt 1 carry for 3 yds, QB Michael Ledbetter 8 carries for 1 yd and Trayson Probst 2 carries for -1 yd. Total rushing yards for the Crussaders,  just 87. In passing, Junior QB Ledbetter completed 6/14 passes for 32 yds...on the receiving ends were Zander Vargas, 2/20 yds, Trayson Probst 1/9 yds, DeAndre Washington 1/4 yds, Julian Jimenez 1/3 yds (TD) and Joe Ybarra 1/ -4 yds.

Probst was called upon to punt "4" times for 112 yds total. (28 yd avg). The Crusaders mustered 9 first downs to Mulvane's 16. Total Offense for Wellington just 119 yds (87 rushing, 32 receiving).a

At halftime, a new DUCHESS from WHS was crowned - congratulations to Senior Lexi Saffell (escorted by Senior Hayden Baker) - Lexi was crowned DUCHESS by Senior QB Cade Phelps as her court looked on. Other candidates included Mekenna Adams, Abby Lowe, Jenna Rausch and Jill Wiley. Other escorts included Jaden Adams, A.J. Snipes, Ian King and Austin Sears. The children and children escorts were Charley Wilmoth and Reed Wellington, escorted by Seniors Arlis Troutman and Grace Fink. Congratulations to the new reiging DUCHESS, Lexi Saffell!!!

OTHER AREA SCORES
Andover Central 41 Augusta 8
Buhler 48 El Dorado 6
Belle Plaine 52 Bluestem 16
Garden Plain 14 Chaparral 12
Andale 70 Circle 7
Trinity 45 Clearwater 32
Maize South 48 Rose Hill 14
Caldwell 69 Sout Haven 6
Ulysses 29 Winfield 14

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WHS VARSITY/JV VOLLEYBALL
Triangular HERE vs Circle/Winfield
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 (Senior Night)

Hard to believe but Tuesday evening out at WHS was SENIOR NIGHT for the Girls Volleyball Program. "6" Seniors played their last games and matches on the home court before a good crowd of family and fans. They did it in style as well, sweeping their Varsity counterparts from Circle and Winfield and in only 2 sets each! 

vs CIRCLE
25-18
25-17

vs WINFIELD
25-13
25-19

This season's seniors are Valerie Ast, Keelie Cunningham,  Gracie Fink, Shayland French, Jenna Rausch and Jill Wiley! Their contributions to the team will be sorely missed next season. This season isn't over yet though - today (WEDS) the sub-state bracketing was announced - our Lady Crusaders are the #1 seed at Winfield this Saturday, beginning at 2PM. More about that below - so scroll away!

The JV squad were in action as well Tuesday, for the final time this season. They started off the the night with a 2 set sweep over Circle JV 25-19, 25-22 but in the nightcap, Winfield took it to 3 sets and winning, 22-25, 26-24, 21-25.

These may not be exactly right but I hope close - the Varsity Ladies end regular season @ 16-14. The JV Ladies end the season @ 11-10. A very good showing by both!!

SUB-STATE @ WINFIELD SATURDAY!

The 4A Sub-State Volleyball Tournament schedule for this Saturday in Winfield was announced this morning (WEDS). As predicted, Wellington will be the #1 seed - here's the line up beginning at 2PM Saturday at Winfield High School.

2:00 -  #1 Wellington vs #4 Winfield (Loser is out)

3:00 -  #2 Ark City vs #3 Mulvane (Loser is out)

4:00 - CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH (Above winners)

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WHS GIRLS GOLF
@ State 4A Tournament (Topeka)
Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

Payton Ginter finished 45th out of 90 golfers. Shot 105 @ Lake Shawnee Golf Course in Topeka.

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WHS VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS
@ STATE 4A (PRATT)
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 13-14, 2017

COACH AUFDENGARTEN'S STATE TOURNAMENT WRAP-UP!

Had a big day the first day, and even bigger day on day 2. Finished 1 point out of second and third, that stung a little, but some of that was out of our control, we did the things we had to do by getting wins on day 2.

Abby Lowe 2nd year being a state qualifier, won her first match 6-1,6-1 over Wyse from Hays, then she lost to the state runner-up Schabel from Independence in a great match that Abby played so well losing 6-3,6-4.  She then won two more over Becker from Marysville 9-1, then in a crazy match when it was getting dark she played Scharenberg from Circle.  Abby was up 8-6 when the girls couldn't see because there were no lights on the court.  They moved courts about about a 15 minute wait.  Scharenberg tied the match at 8-8 and they were in a tiebreak and Lowe was down 2-4, then a breaker went out and the lights went off again, they had to wait another 15 minutes to move to the only two courts with lights.  Lowe lost the first point going down 2-5, then rallied 5 straight points to win 7-5 in the tiebreak.  That guaranteed her a medal at state.  Day 2 Lowe lost to Ruffin from Collegiate 1-9, then lost to Allen from McPherson 2-9.  In her final match she played Trout from Independence and won 9-4, to place 11th.  Lowe finished her career with 81 wins.  

The Rusk sisters had a tremendous state tournament after placing 4th in regionals last week.  The pair opened up with Bishop Miege and won 6-1,6-4,then they ran into Edmonson/Bruce from McPherson who finished 4th overall and lost 3-6,3-6.  This put the sisters on the backside and they faced Parsons and won 9-5.  In their next match they met a familiar opponent who they played at regionals also Withrow/Lair from Collegiate.  The Rusk sister jumped on them early and played one of their best matches at state and won 9-0.  That guaranteed them a medal at state also.  On day 2 they opened up with Maddex/Sagehorn from Andover Central who they lost to at regionals.  Maddex was the state runner-up in doubles last year.  The Rusks won a hard fought battle in a tiebreak winning 9-8(7-2).  They then played Holthaus and Williams the regional winner from Marysville in the Topeka Hayden regional.  The Rusk sister jumped on them early with great net play 7-1.  Marysville charged back a little but the Rusk girls held on to win 9-4.  This put them in the 5th/6th place match against King/Marquez from Independence who the girls lost to earlier this season 2-8.  Again Avery and Rylee came out very strong and got a good lead early.  Independence charged back and even called for a line judge on match point to try and rattle the sisters.  After about 10 match points for Wellington the sisters finally put the match away and won 9-6.  Unbelievable, I knew they could medal and they were good, but they went on a nice run this weekend.  6-1 at the state tournament for these two.  Avery went to state the two years she played.  Rylee ties the Wellington record for the highest place for a freshman with Kylie Aufdengarten taking 5th place.  Rylee also sets the all time single season win mark with 33 wins breaking Lexis Hibbs and Kaitlyn Buck's record with 32.  Avery Rusk is tied for 2nd getting 32 wins this season.  Avery finishes her two years with 51 career wins.  Rylee was also the highest placing freshman in this years state tournament.

Mekenna Adams & Kylie Aufdengarten got a first round bye because they placed 2nd at regionals.  They faced Walker/McChristian from Ark City in the second round and won 6-1,6-0.  This pitted them against Holthaus/Williams from Marysville, a regional winner.  The match was tight at first, but Wellington prevailed 6-4,6-3.  The win in this quarterfinal match guaranteed the pair a top 4 finish.  Day 2 began against Ark City's Burr/Weathers the defending 5A state champions.  Ark City jumped out to a 3-0 lead but Adams and Aufdengarten responded winning 3 in a row to tie it up.  Ark City went up 4-3, and the rains hit delaying things for about 2 hours.  Ark City responded after the break winning 6-4.  In the next set Wellington jumped up 2-0, and then had a 4-3 lead on Ark City and the rains hit again.  After about a 15-20 minute wait Ark City again got it's composure and won again 6-4.  Seemed like every time we got the momentum the rains hit.  After the loss it sent Adams and Aufdengarten to the 3rd/4th place match where they met up with McPherson's Edmonson and Bruce another regional winner.  Wellington had the lead in the first set, but lost it at 5-6, then Wellington tied it up and a tiebreak was played.  Wellington jumped out to a 5-2 lead, but soon it was 5-4.  Wellington questioned a call at that time, so McPherson called a line judge on themselves.  After that the Wellington pair won 2 straight points to win the tiebreak.  In the next set Adams and Aufdengarten jumped up 3-0, but then all of a sudden it was tied at 3-3.  Wellington held the lead each time, and finally put the match away 6-4.  What an awesome weekend, we never talked about it but we wanted to finish higher than last year in a much deeper draw, but we didn't know if it was possible.  So proud of these two, Mekenna has given so much to this program.  Adams is the only Wellington tennis player to medal all 4 years taking 9th with Maggie Fink, 7th with Madison Adams, 5th with Aufdengarten, and now 3rd with Aufdengarten.  She ends her career with 109 wins which ranks 2nd behind Lexis Hibbs and Kaitlyn Buck who had 114.  Aufdengarten was the highest placing sophomore in the state tournament this year, and now has 56 career wins in two years.  We have some very big shoes to fill with us losing Mekenna, Avery, Abby, and Lexi Saffell.  

Wellington finished 4th in 2009.  

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WMS 7/8 VOLLEYBALL
Pioneer League Tournament
7th Grade - HOSTED
8th Grade - @ El Dorado MS
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls!!
PIONEER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2017!

Pool play vs. Winfield

Set 1: 25-11 W Nikki Peninger 7 assists Sadie Glover 1 dig Airalyn Frame 3 kills, 2 aces, 3 digs Crosby Fairbanks 1 kill, 1 dig Kaitlyn Hain 3 digs Ali Zeka 4 kills, 2 digs Taylor Sears 2 assist, 1 ace, 1 dig

Set 2: 25-14 W Nikki Peninger 3 assists Sadie Glover 2 kills Airalyn Frame 3 kills, 1 dig Kaitlyn Hain 2 aces, 1 dig Ali Zeka 1 kill, 1 assist Taylor Sears 1 assist

Pool play vs. Mulvane

Set 1: 21-25 L Nikki Peninger 7 assists, 2 aces, 1 dig Sadie Glover 1 kill, 1 assist, 1 ace, 5 digs Airalyn Frame 3 kills, 8 digs Crosby Fairbanks 1 ace, 2 digs Kaitlyn Hain 1 assist, 6 digs Ali Zeka 5 kills, 4 digs Taylor Sears 2 kills, 1 dig

Set 2: 25-18 W Nikki Peninger 8 assists, 1 ace Sadie Glover 1 kill Airalyn Frame 2 kills, 1 ace, 2 digs Ali Zeka 7 kills, 2 aces, 1 block

Set 3: 15-6 W Nikki Peninger 5 assists Sadie Glover 1 kill, 2 aces, 1 dig Airalyn Frame 3 kills, 1 ace, 2 digs Crosby Fairbanks 1 ace, 1 dig Kaitlyn Hain 1 dig Ali Zeka 4 kills

Semi Final vs. El Dorado

Set 1: 25-17 W Nikki Peninger 2 assists, 1 dig Sadie Glover 1 ace, 2 digs Airalyn Frame 3 kills, 5 aces Crosby Fairbanks 1 ace Kaitlyn Hain 2 digs Ali Zeka 1 dig Taylor Sears 1 dig

Set 2: 25-23 W Nikki Peninger 1 kill, 1 ace, 4 digs Sadie Glover 2 aces, 1 dig Airalyn Frame 2 assists, 1 dig Crosby Fairbanks 1 ace Kaitlyn Hain 3 digs Ali Zeka 4 kills, 1 dig, 1 block Taylor Sears 1 kill, 1 ace, 2 digs

Championship match vs. Clearwater
Set 1: 13-25 L Nikki Peninger 6 assists Airalyn Frame 1 kill, 1 ace, 1 dig Kaitlyn Hain 1 ace, 2 digs Ali Zeka 6 kills Taylor Sears 1 dig

Set 2: 26-24 W Nikki Peninger 6 assists Airalyn Frame 3 kills, 1 ace, 1 dig Crosby Fairbanks 1 dig Kaitlyn Hain 1 ace, 2 digs Ali Zeka 4 kills,1 ace Taylor Sears

Set 3: 15-13 W Nikki Peninger 3 assists Sadie Glover 1 dig Airalyn Frame 2 kills, 1 dig Ali Zeka 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig Taylor Sears 1 dig

Overall Record: 16-3 Season Record: 8-1 PIONEER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!!

7TH GRADE PIONEER LEAGUE - HERE

WMS 7th Graders came up short in POOL PLAY
*lost in 3 sets to Ark City
*lost in 2 sets to Mulvane

SEMI-FINALS
Mulvane beat Winfield in 3 sets
Ark City beat El Dorado in 2 sets

FINALS
Mulvane beat Ark City in 2 sets
MULVANE 7TH GRADERS - PIONEER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

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WHS VARSITY FOOTBALL
@ Winfield (District Playoff Game #1)
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

It's been 7 years since the Crusaders emerged from district play and advanced on to post-season action. (It's been almost 2 calendar years to the date since we won a district game at all). Friday night in Winfield, they moved closer towards that end, (post-season), winning the first 2017 district game 14-7 over the Winfield Vikings, coached by former Crusader Head Coach Linn Hibbs, chalking up more offense than they had since week #2 vs El Dorado. On the down-side, Sr. QB Cade Phelps went out the 2nd qtr with an injury to his left knee. No official word yet other than it's a "significant" injury. Phelps was on the sideline in street clothes and on crutches the 2nd half with his knee iced.

Back up Jr. QB Michael Ledbetter took over the reigns of the offense and did a very adequate job for his first varsity action this season. Down 7-0, Michael and the Crusaders would find paydirt before the first half ended and knotted it at 7-7 by the break on a 1 yd run by Jr. Joe Ybarra and a successful PAT by sophomore Karsten Gill after missing a FG earlier in the game. The Crusaders were penalized for 100 yds to Winfield's 30 yds. That's all I should probably say about that. 

Wellington came out the 2nd half and were able to keep the Vikings out of the endzone and add another TD on another run by Jr. Joe Ybarra, this one a 5 yarder, the PAT by Gill was good again! Prior to that score, Ybarra had been on the sideline, getting his chin stitched up after an impact caused his braces to slice through the chin area. Dr. Scheufler worked his magic and Ybarra was back in the game shortly thereafter. He was wearing a different jersey though, #5 had blood on it so Ybarra put on #12 and continued on.

Several Crusaders carried the ball for a total of 249 rushing yds. Ybarra had 38 carries for 169 yds and the 2 TD's. Deyton Araujo broke loose and chalked up 38 yds on 4 carries and 1 fumble. Trayson Probst carried the pigskin 6 times for 22 yds, Cade Phelps 1 carry for 10 yds prior to his injury. Julian Jimenez was 1/-3 yds and QB Michael Ledbetter 4/-4. Phelps went 1/2 passing for 2 yds, Ledbetter 6/11 for 74 yds. (1 Interception) Total Offense 326 yds, just 25 yds shy of the totals from week #2 vs the Wildcats from El Dorado. DeAndre Washington caught 4 passes for 45 yds, Julian Jimenez 2 for 29 yds and Gage Cunningham1/2 yds. The Crusaders had 22 first downs but the penalties, the fumble and the interception reduced the scoring opportunities for the team in the red. Trayson Probst would punt the ball 3 times for a total of 93 yds (31 yd avg). Sophomore Zander Vargas had a 48 yd return on the opening kickoff...a nice run by Zander.

Next up for the Crusaders, Mulvane who defeated Ulysses 40-14. Both will come into next Friday's game in Wellington (which is HOMECOMING) with 1-0 district play records. 0-1 Ulysses will take on 0-1 Winfield. District play will wrap up with Ulysses here on the 27th. The top 2 teams will move on to post season, again a journey the Crusaders haven't taken since 2010.

Other SCORES
Andale 17 Buhler 6
Attica-Argonia 52 Kiowa City 6
Douglass 54 Belle Plaine 20
El Dorado 40 Circle 14
Conway Springs 26 Garden Plain 6
Maize South 31 Augusta 23
Mulvane 40 Ulysses 14
Andover Central 34 Rose Hill 13
Collegiate 40 Clearwater 20

The Crusaders have several players on the sideline. Blake Rausch, Silas Popplewell, Caleb Reichenberger, Trenton Bannister, Matt McComb and Grey Hatfield. The first 3 are out for the season, the latter 3 should return by week 8 or 9 "perhaps". Phelps' status will remain unclear until the knee can be more closely examined by doctors. (Update: Cade's ACL was torn - out for season)

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WHS CROSS COUNTRY
@ Buhler (AVCTL LEAGUE MEET)
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Wellington High School Cross Country brought home 6 League Medals

2 runners:  Mackenzie Heacock & Chase Pfalzgraf were 1st Team All League

2 runners:  Katrina Dvorak & Tyler Brown were 2nd Team All League

Here are individual WHS results / times / etc...from League Action Thursday @ Buhler

JV GIRLS 5K
Avery Barker - 2nd - 27:47.1 MEDAL

JV BOYS 5K
Zachary Kristek - 10th - 24:37.0 MEDAL
Wylee Stone - 13th - 25:06.6
Quinn McCue - 14th - 25:12.2
Hunter Bryant - 22nd - 26:18.5
Derick Kochavar - 24th - 26.25.9
Jaylen Harris - 33rd - 31:45.2
John Long - 34th - 32:56.5

Finished 3rd as a team!

VARSITY GIRLS 5K
Mackenzie Heacock - 6th - 24:11.7 MEDAL
Katrina Dvorak - 12th - 25:11.9 MEDAL

VARSITY BOYS 5K
Chase Pfalzgraf - 6th - 19:38.5 MEDAL
Tyler Brown - 9th - 20:05.4 MEDAL
Toby Henning - 27th - 22:03.7
Jacob McDonald - 28th - 22:08.6
Blake Bales - 36th - 24:01.1
Daniel Atkinson - 38th - 24.35.1

Finished 5th as a team!

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WMS 7/8 Volleyball
vs Mulvane
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Wellington vs Mulvane

8A
25-7 (W)

Nikki Peninger 1 kill, 6 assists

Sadie Glover 1 kill, 5 aces

Airalyn Frame  3 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig 

Kaitlyn Hain 1 dig 

Ali Zeka 3 kills

Taylor Sears  1 ace 

25-23 (W)

Nikki Peninger  2 kills, 6 assists

Sadie Glover 1 kill, 1 dig

Airalyn Frame 3 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig 

Kaitlyn Hain  1 kill, 1 assist

Ali Zeka 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 ace

Taylor Sears 1 kill 

Overall Record: 12-3  League Record: 4-1
Will be #2 seed going in to Pioneer League Tourney this Saturday @ El Dorado MS!

8B
25-20 (W)

Josey Wolf 1 dig

Jamie Becerra 3 aces, 1 digs

Abby Mraz 3 aces, 1 kill

Zoie Abasolo 1 ace, 1 assist, 1 dig

22-25 (L)

Jamie Becerra 1 ace, 2 digs

Abby Mraz 1 kill

Zoie Abasolo 1 ace, 1 assist, 1 dig

Riley Westmoreland 3 digs 

Bella Brusky 2 digs 

5-15 (L)

Jamie Becerra 1 ace 

Riley Westmoreland 1 dig 

Overall Record: 4-12   League Record:  2-3

7A

25-17
19-25
15-11

Wellington Wins

Overall Record: 13-2   League Record:  5-0
Will be #1 seed going in to Pioneer League Tourney this Saturday @ WMS (9am)

7B
25-23
18-25
15-13

Mulvane Wins

Overall Record: 9-8   League Record:  3-2

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WMS 7/8 Football
vs Mulvane
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

8th Grade
Mulvane 08
Wellington 40

7th Grade
Mulvane 36
Wellington 00

The 7th graders end season @ 1-6
The 8th graders end season @ 5-2 

The 8th graders finished with at least a share of the PIONEER LEAGUE championship - will update when final info re: that is rec'd. WAY TO GO KNIGHTS!!

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WHS VARSITY/JV VOLLEYBALL
@ Buhler (w/ Andale)
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

VARSITY

vs BUHLER
30-28, 21-25, 22-25 (Loss)
vs ANDALE
21-25, 17-25 (Loss)

The Varsity Girls now stand at 14-14 on the season.

JR. VARSITY

vs BUHLER
25-19, 22-25, 21-25 (Loss)
vs ANDALE
12-25, 20-25 (Loss)

The JV Girls on the season are now 10-9.

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WMS 7/8 CROSS COUNTRY
Pioneer League Meet @ Winfield
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

The WMS runners had a good showing today, coming in 2nd place, missing the League Title by just 1 point! Winfield ran both Div. IV (us) and Div. III (other teams) together in each race and it was Hard to determine  where we were in the race with another division on the field. 

7th Grader Jax Cornejo placed 7th on the ALL Time Best Top 10  list. We came home with 8  Personal  Records, 5 individual medals and second place team medals for the 7th grade boys.

This concludes the season for the WMS Cross Country Team of 2017.

7th Grade Girls 1M
Peyton Franke 7.06 - 7th - Medal - PR

7th Grade Boys 1M
Jack Wright 5.47 - 2nd - Medal - Team Medal
Jax Cornejo 5.51 - 4th - Medal - Team Medal
(Made 7th on TOP 10 WMS List)
Colten Henning 6.26 - 11th - Team Medal - PR
Jaxson Irey-Hurt 6.30 - 14th - Team Medal - PR
Hudson Lawrence 6.38 - 21st - Team Medal 
Keaton Hartman 6.40 - 24th - PR
Caleb Sanders 6.42 - 25th - PR
Daniel Garver 7.05 - 35th

7th Grade Boys - 2nd place

8th Grade Girls 1.5M
Olivia Speagle 14.23 - 14th

8th Grade Boys 1.5M
Camden Parkey 9.22 - 8th - Medal
Braeden Ybarra 9.24 - 9th - Medal - PR
Laken Smith 10.19 - 17th - PR

8th Grade Boys - 4th place

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WHS VARSITY GIRLS GOLF
@ Hays (4A REGIONAL)
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017

WHS's pioneering Girls Golf team headed to Hays on Monday for Regional 4A action. The weather wasn't very golf-like for sure, cloudy, winds gusting to 35mph and cool temps in the low 50's - not good golfing weather at all. Wellington Freshman Payton Ginter buckled down though and shot a 109, a score that would place her in 12th out of about 50 participants and would advance her on to the State 4A Girls Golf Tournament in Topeka coming up on Monday, Oct. 16th.

It's been a great year for the "new" team, all freshmen and 1 sophomore. Congratulations to all for the hard work they have put in this pioneering year for Girls Golf at WHS and we all look forward to their continued play next season, joined by more girls moving up from the ranks of Lady Knights. Members of this year's squad, in addition to Payton, included Lauren Bales, Taylor Heasty, Alisa Walters and Kaity Kreifels. Great start to a new program with the final chapter for 2017 not quite yet written. It soon will be though..good luck at State Payton!!

Payton Ginter - 109
Taylor Heasty - 136
Kaity Kreifels - 180
Alisa Walters - 185

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JR. VARSITY VOLLEYBALL
@ Chaparral
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

POOL PLAY
WHS JV went 2-1
Defeated Kingman: 25-20, 25-21
Defeated Conway: 25-17, 25-23
Lost to Andale: 25-16, 22-25, 9-15

BRACKET PLAY
WHS JV  went 1-1
Lost to Cheney: 17-25, 20-15
Defeated Eisenhower: 25-18, 25-21

3rd Place Finish out of 8 teams!

The JV Girls on the season are now 10-7.

Andale won Bracket Play defeating Eisenhower and Cheney.

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WHS VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS
@ Regional 4A Tourney (Collegiate)
Friday/Saturday Oct. 6-7, 2017

Coach Brian Aufdengarten's Regional perspective:

"Day 1 was very exciting qualifying 5 of our players and all guaranteed a state trip on the first day.

Mekenna Adams & Kylie Aufdengarten received the #2 seed and won over Trinity and Andover Central putting them in the semifinals.

Avery Rusk & Rylee Rusk got the #4 seed and won over Pratt and in a thrilling three set match over Collegiate.  This put them in the semifinals also.

Abby Lowe seeded #7 probably pulled off the biggest upset on the day in any 4A regional.  She beat a Pratt player, then beat the #2 seed from Circle, an exchange student that came in 17-1.  This put her in the semifinals also.

Jacelyn Buck won her opening match over Augusta, but then lost to a Collegiate player.  This kept her alive for day 2.

Day 2 had its ups and downs, after a great first day.  We finished 1-6 in matches on the day.

Adams and Aufdengarten won their first match 6-0,6-1 over Andover Central.  Half that Andover Central team was state runner up in doubles last season.  This pitted them in the championship against the #1 seed from Collegiate.   We battled hard and played very well just didn't win a lot of deuce points and lost 6-2,6-4.  We played well Collegiate put their singles player that finished 2nd last year at state in doubles, they are pretty darn good.

The Rusk sisters came up short in both of their matches losing to Collegiate 6-1,6-3, and losing to Andover Central 6-3,6-3.  I'm proud of these two sometimes it is tough playing with a sibling and they've done really well.  The pair finished 4th overall.

Lowe also came up short on both her matches as she played against two very good Collegiate players.  Abby had such a nice day Friday, that might be one of the biggest upsets I've had by a singles player.  We didn't think of it as an upset necessarily, but that usually doesn't happen.  Lowe finished 4th.

Buck jumped up early against her player from Andover Central 2-0, but after the Andover Central player won 4 straight games, Buck never really recovered.  She just got frustrated with how things were going in the match.  She came close but with the loss was eliminated.

Team Standings

Collegiate 20

Andover Central 16

Wellington 15

Circle 7

Augusta 0

El Dorado 0

Pratt 0

Ulysses 0

Wichita Trinity 0

This was a tough regional, we are probably a stronger team this year, but we missed the runner-up plaque by 1 point.  We actually had more team points than we did last year when we took 2nd.  Collegiate was the only team to take their entire team out of this regional, all the rest of us knocked each other out."

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Regional 4A Tennis concludes at Collegiate - "5" Lady Crusaders finish in TOP 6 and will advance to next weekend's State 4A Tournament in Pratt - congratsto all for their efforts!!!

TEAM FINISHES (TOP 3)
Collegiate - 20
Andover Central - 16
Wellington - 15

INDIVIDUAL FINISHES
Mekenna Adams / Kylie Aufdengarten - 2nd place

Avery Rusk / Rylee Rusk - 4th place

Abby Lowe - 4th place

Jacelyn Buck - missed out on State qualifying by just "1" match - great effort and season Jacelyn!!

GOOD LUCK AT STATE!!

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Our Varsity Lady Crusader Tennis squad shined Friday at the 4A Regional at Collegiate HS. Wellington's #1 Doubles squad, Mekenna Adams and Kylie Aufdengarten were #2 seeds, #2 Doubles Avery and Rylee Rusk, #4 seeds, Jacelyn Buck #4 seed and Abby Lowe #7 seed.

Adams and Aufdengarten went 2-0 Friday to secure their spot at Pratt next weekend - Mekenna's 4th trip to the State 4A tournament in as many years. Quite an accomplishment for that young lady! 

Rusk and Rusk went 2-0 as well and will join their teammates in Pratt next weekend along with Wellington's #1 single  player Abby Lowe. Abby, the #7 seed as noted above, upset the #2 seed to also advance to State action in Pratt.

Jacelyn Buck, after winning her first match 6-0, 6-1 -battled hard in her 2nd match, coming close 2-6, 5-7. Jacelyn remains in the hunt and can still qualify on Saturday. 

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WHS VARSITY FOOTBALL
@ Scott City
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

WHS 00 06 00 00 - 06
SCHS 14 00 07 07 - 28

Weather forecasters as we all know, sometimes miss a forecast or two, especially those that extend very far into the future. This week, they nailed it. On Tuesday and since, we were told there would be T-storms. strong northerly winds and dropping temps in Scott City early Friday evening. Bingo, bingo and bingo.

The IRONDUKES Week #6 game was played 4-5 hours NW of here (@ Scott City HS) but started about 35 minutes late due to strong storms, lightning, etc...the teams initially took the field for warmups but were removed from the field shortly thereafter for more than an hour as the bad stuff passed through. Fans retreated to their cars and awaited Mother Nature's temperment to improve. Never improved greatly but improved enough to get the game in despite 40 mph winds out of the north, dropping temps and a very wet field that resembled a pool along the sidelines.

Week #6 game was much like week #5 game at HOME (vs Collegiate) - the opposition jumped out early but then the Crusaders would regain some of that "mo" in the 2nd qtr. to make you feel like - this game could go in the win column! Think Scott City was a little worried about that at halftime as well. Like week #5 though, the boys in red couldn't get all the cylinders to fire and eventually would find themselves out of reach of victory #4 on the season. There were moments of excitement but overall were hindered in their ability to move the ball offensively and find paydirt with it. Of course it doesn't help when your leading rusher (Jr. Joe Ybarra) is on the sideline in street clothes, healing his ankle and a few others from the lineup wearing jeans as well. All teams are afflicted with that scenario by this time of the season, have heard that Winfield (our first district playoff game coming up Friday) has incurred some injuries, but hey, that's football. Joe and some of the others are expected back so for that we can be grateful. Over the next 3 weeks, the real season will play itself out and hopefully this 7 year journey to post-season play can happen.

Scott City, with the gale force winds to their backs in the 1st qtr were able to put up 14 points, their first TD, a gift if you will. The IRONDUKES, having stopped the Beavers and leaving them with a 4th and 7, forced a punting situation. Unfortunately, Wellington jumped offside, now it's 4th and 2 and the Beaver offense, feeling a little more confident with only 2 yds to gain for a 1st, came back on the field. The 1st down was easily attained and only a handful of plays later, paydirt was found. The PAT failed and Scott City lead 6-0 and would lead the rest of the way. The Beavers would find the end zone again and several "3 and out" scenarios by Wellington's offense early on and they'd also make up for the failed PAT earlier with a 2 point conversion. Score after 1, Wellington 00 Scott City 14. (Score after 1 last week, Wellington 00 Collegiate 14)...and like last week, the IRONDUKES clawed their way back some in the 2nd qtr, scoring and not allowing the other guys to score. Went into half only traililng 14-6 and the "big mo" seemed to be switching to RED. Wellington's only score as it would turn out would be that 2nd qtr. scamper by Jr. Grey Hatfield who ran it in from the 20 for a nice play. Good blocking, good jukin' and jivin' - Grey's 2nd TD of the season. For the first half anyways, the team with the wind to their back had the advantage.

Things looked like they'd continue to improve the Crusader's position when early on in the 3rd, the IRONDUKES stopped Scott City's drive with a Michael Ledbetter interception at the 8:16 mark...Michael returned the ball 18 yds. The IRONDUKES failed however to capitalize and just 4 1/2 minutes later, the BEAVERS found the end zone again and moved ahead 21-6 after 3. They would add another 6 and a PAT halfway through the 4th on a 3yd run to seal the deal (28-6) and give the 5th game rubber match between the two schools to SCOTT CITY who would move to 3-2 in their games with Wellington over the years, dating clear back into the 80's. The bus ride back to Wellington wouldn't be as jubilant as some in the past. That season is over now though and season #2 commences.

District play will begin this Friday @ Winfield, followed the next Friday (Homecoming) here at home vs Mulvane and then week #9 (Oct. 27th) the Ulysses Tigers will be in town for the district playoff and regular season finale. The top 2 (Wellington, Winfield, Mulvane, Ulysses) will move on, the other two, equipment check-in on Oct. 30th.

Stat-wise, the Crusaders as mentioned, struggled offensively overall. Total offense generated came in under 100. (80 yds passing, 15 yds rushing) Hatfield was the leading rusher for the Crusaders, carrying the ball 15 times for 49 yds and the 2nd qtr. score. All other rushers ended with negative yardage. Phelps chalked  up 80 yds passing (9/28), Michael Ledbetter had 3 receptions for 31 yds (plus the 3rd qtr interception), Julian Jimenez 3 receptions for 22 yds. DeAndre Washington had 2/19 yds and Gage Cunningham 1/ 8yds. Only 6 first downs by the boys in red compared to 15 for the host. Trayson Probst was forced to punt 8 times for 278 yds total, a 35 yd avg for the Crusader punter. Scott City would chalk up 274 yds total offense, 49 passing and the balance of 225 on the ground.

After 6 games, the Crusaders find themselves at 3-3, a marked improvement over the 2016 season. Now it's time to play for some important marbles - district playoff marbles and post season opportunities. We all know from past experience, in a few years not many folks will remember the 3-3 record for weeks 1 thru 6. They will however remember these next 3 games on slate...here's hoping the IRONDUKES can extend the season beyond those 3 games...and that possibility certainly exists...some good fortune always helps but these Crusaders will rise to the occasion - you can sensel it. 

Side note: listening to the Scott City announcers during the game on the "live stream" provided by their school, you couldn't help but feel proud of Wellington's football heritage. When people that live over 200 miles away know as much about the history of your program as we do, it spells nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T... and that is something you can hang your hat on. Proud to be a Crusader - GOOD LUCK IRONDUKES - bring it home gentlemen.
 

OTHER AREA SCORES

Andale 35 Collegiate 7
Maize South 49 Winfield 21
Trinity 63 Belle Plaine 35
El Dorado 55 Independence 6
South Haven 48 Burrton 32
Chaparral 34 Clearwater 22
Conway Springs 44 Mulvane 13
Attica-Argonia 68 Fairfield 22
McPherson 35 Rose Hill 0
Caldwell 46 Norwich 0
Oxford 52 Peabody 6
Goodland 42 Ulysses 8

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WHS VARSITY/JV CROSS COUNTRY
@ Cheney Invitational
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

OTHER TEAMS: Andale, Udall, South Central, Pretty Prairie, Chaparral, Kiowa County, Independent, Kingman, Belle Plaine

VARSITY GIRLS 5K
9th - Mackenzie Heacock 23.37
14th - Katrina Dvorak 24.41

VARSITY BOYS 5K
5th - Tyler Brown 19.08
8th - Chase Pfalzgraf 19.17
36th - Toby Henning 22.04
37th - Jacob McDonald 22.04
44th - Daniel Atkinson 23.11
47th - Blake Bales 23.55
49th - Wylee Stone 24.32

JV GIRLS 5K
2nd - Avery Barker 26.45

JV BOYS 5K
9th - Drake Hendrix 23.22
10th - Quinn McCue 23.32
11th - Austin Soles 23.41
13th - Hunter Bryant 24.03
14th - Zachary Kristek 24.42
18th - Derick Kochavar 25.09
30th - John Long 31.16
31st - Jaylen Harris 31.17

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WMS 7/8 FOOTBALL
vs Winfield
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

7TH GRADE
Winfield - 20
Wellington - 00

8TH GRADE
Winfield - 8
Wellington - 36

The 7th graders fall to 1-5 on the season, the 8th graders are now 4-2. 

Last game next Thursday, Oct. 12th HERE vs Mulvane

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WMS 7/8 VOLLEYBALL
vs Winfield
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

8A Team 

Set 1:  25-16 W

Nikki Peninger 4 assists, 1 ace
Sadie Glover 1 assist, 1 ace, 3 digs
Airalyn Frame 2 kills, 4 digs
Crosby Fairbanks 2 aces
Kaitlyn Hain 3 digs
Ali Zeka 3 kills, 1 ace, 3 digs
Taylor Sear 1 dig

Set 2:  25-12 W 

Nikki Peninger 1 kill, 3 assists, 1 dig
Sadie Glover 2 digs 
Airalyn Frame 1 kill, 1 ace, 2 digs
Crosby Fairbanks 1 kill
Kaitlyn Hain 3 digs
Ali Zeka 1 kill, 1 assist, 1 ace, 2 digs 
Taylor Sears 1 dig 

Overall Record: 11-3  League Record: 3-1

B Team 

Set 1:  25-17 W

Josey Wolf 2 aces, 1 assist
Abby Mraz 1 ace, 2 kills
Zoie Abasolo 3 assists
Riley Westmoreland 3 kills
Liz Reitz 1 assist
Bella Brusky 1 dig 

Set 2:  25-21 W 

Josey Wolf 1 assist
Jamie Becerra 3 aces, 1 kill
Zoie Abasolo 1 ace, 2 digs 
Riley Westmoreland 1 ace
Liz Reitz 1 ace 

Overall Record: 4-12   League Record:  2-2

7A

25-13
9-25
15-13

Wellington wins

Overall Record: 12-2   League Record:  4-0

7B

25-22
23-25
15-13

Winfield wins

Overall Record: 9-7   League Record:  3-1

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WHS VARSITY GIRLS GOLF
@ Hesston (AVCTL Tourney)
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

It was AVCTL League Tournament time Tuesday for our pioneering Varsity Girls Golf Team, experiencing their first year in existence and doing quite well thank you!

Today at Hesston, all of our Lady Crusaders improved on their scores from previous tournaments. Payton Ginter (a freshman), shot a career best 88 to finish 6th for the Tournament and be named First Team All League!! Is that exciting or what? Congratulations Payton - outstanding!!


Payton Ginter - 88
Lisa Walter - 116
Taylor Heasty - 120
Kaity Kreifels - 140

Regionals are coming up on Monday in HAYS! Good luck ladies!!

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WMS 7/8 GIRLS TENNIS
@ Pioneer League @ Ark City
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

Congratulations to the WMS 7/8 Girls Tennis squad...at the Pioneer League Tournament in Ark City Tuesday, the Lady Knights finished 4th as a team (just a few pts shy of 3rd!) and several individual girls did very well! Congrats to all on your good season!!

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
#1 Singles - Baylee Newberry - 5th
#1 Doubles - Macy Gonzalez and Natalee Thronesbery - 6th
#2 Singles - Kami Reichenberger - 4th
#2 Doubles - Stellar Young and Crystal Ramirez - 3rd
#3 Singles - Jensen Lynnes - League Champion!
#3 Doubles - Emma Stewart and Alyra Koerner - 4th
#4 Singles - Josie Walker - League Champion!
#4 Doubles - Treylin Wartick and Aubree Mason - 3rd

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WHS VARSITY/JV VOLLEYBALL
@ Rose Hill w/ Andale
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017
 

VARSITY

vs ANDALE: 20-25, 25-22, 19-25
vs ROSE HILL: 12-25, 9-25

JR. VARSITY

vs ANDALE: 17-25, 19-25
vs ROSE HILL: 20-25, 17-25

The Varsity Girls now stand at 14-12 on the season.
The JV Girls on the season are now 7-5.

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WMS CROSS COUNTRY
@ Mulvane
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

7TH GRADE GIRLS 1M
Peyton Franke 7.19 / 14th / MEDAL

7TH GRADE BOYS 1M
Jack Wright 6.01 / 4th / MEDAL
Jax Cornejo 6.17 / 12th / MEDAL
Colten Henning 6.58 / 34th
Hudson Lawrence 6.59 / 35th
Jaxson Irey-Hurt 7.02 / 36th
Caleb Sanders 7.03 / 38th (PR)
Keaton Hartman 7.37 / 57th
Daniel Garver 7.43 / 61st

7TH GRADE BOYS - 5TH PLACE

8TH GRADE GIRLS 1.5M
Olivia Speagle 16.00 - 38th

8TH GRADE BOYS 1.5M
Camden Parkey 9.37 / 14th / MEDAL
Braeden Ybarra 9.44 / 17th / MEDAL (PR)
Laken Smith 10.29 / 38th

8TH GRADE BOYS - 7TH PLACE

Next Meet for WMS - Pioneer League @ Winfield 
Tue. Oct. 10th - 4PM

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WHS VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS
AVCTL LEAGUE @ Collegiate
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

Head Girls Tennis Coach Brian Aufdengarten was very happy after Monday's action at Collegiate. It was AVCTL League Tournament time and our Lady Crusaders finished 2nd as a team - Coach Aufty indicated the team hadn't finished that high since 2010. Way to represent LADIES!!

Finishing 1st, Freshman Rylee Rusk beat a decent Winfield player in her first match, then defeated Scharenberg from Circle who was the #1 seed! In the finals, Rylee beat Withrow from Collegiate. Rylee came in 0-0 (Singles) and was the #4 seed. She had played doubles all season with sister Avery.

Finishing 3rd, Mekenna Adams and Avery Rusk beat the #4 seed from Buhler to open, then lost in the semi-finals to the eventual champion Collegiate, 4-6, 5-7. Mekenna and Avery went on to defeat Winfield in their final match. Mekenna and Avery came in 0-0 (Mekenna had paired with Kylie Aufdengarten and Avery with her sister Rylee all season) and were the #5 seed. 

Finishing 2nd, Kylie Aufdengarten and Jacelyn Buck got the #2 seed and finished where they got seeded. They defeated El Dorado and Circle in their first two matches, but didn't have a lot of answers against the Lair sisters from Collegiate in the final.

Finishing 4th, Abby Lowe who had some long matches on the day after getting the #4 seed. Abby defeated McPherson in a super tiebreak, then lost to the #1 seed from Circle 4-6, 5-7. In her final match she lost in a super tiebreak to Nihart from Winfield.

"I'm very proud of the girls." Coach Aufdengarten

NEXT UP: Regional 4A Tennis @ Collegiate (Fri / Sat - Oct. 6/7)

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WMS 7/8 VOLLEYBALL
8th Grade HERE / 7th Grade @ Mulvane
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

8A Team 

vs Haysville

Set 1: 25-6 W

Nikki Peninger 3 kills, 6 assists, 1 dig 
Airalyn Frame 2 kills, 8 aces, 2 digs 
Crosby Fairbanks 1 ace 
Kaitlyn Hain 1 kill, 1 dig 
Ali Zeka  3 kills, 1 dig 
Taylor Sears 2 digs 
Jamie Becerra 1 kill, 1 dig 

Set 2: 25-13 W

Nikki Peninger 4 assists, 1 ace, 1 dig 
Airalyn Frame 2 kills, 1 ace, 1 dig
Kaitlyn Hain 1 assist, 1 dig 
Ali Zeka 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig
Taylor Sears 6 aces
Jamie Becerra 2 kills

vs Mulvane 

Set 1: 25-6 W

Nikki Peninger  10 assists, 3 aces, 2 digs
Sadie Glover 1 kill, 3 aces, 1 dig
Airalyn Frame 5 kills
Crosby Fairbanks 2 aces
Kaitlyn Hain 2 kills, 2 digs
Ali Zeka 4 kills

Set 2:  25-19 W

Nikki Peninger  2 kills, 4 assists, 4 digs
Airalyn Frame 2 kills, 2 digs
Crosby Fairbanks 1 dig
Kaitlyn Hain 1 assist, 3 digs
Ali Zeka 5 kills, 1 assist, 2 aces, 1 dig
Taylor Sears  2 aces, 1 dig 

Overall Record: 10-3    League Record: 2-1

8B Team 

vs Haysville

Set 1:  25-8 L

Deborah Henry 1 ace 

Set 2: 30-28 W 

Set 3: 14-16 L 
 

vs Mulvane 

Set 1:  25-19 L

Josey Wolf 2 kills, 2 digs
Abby Mraz 1 ace, 1 dig
Raigan Bible 1 ace 
Zoie Abasolo 1 dig 

Set 2: 25-13 L 

Abby Mraz 1 ace
Liz Reitz 1 ace 

Overall Record: 3-12     League Record: 1-2

7A Team

vs. Mulvane

Set 1: 25-27 L
Set 2: 23-25 L

vs. Haysville
Set 1: 25-15 W Set 2: 25-11 W

League Record: 3-0 Overall Record: 11-2

7B Team

vs. Mulvane


Set 1: 25-17 W
Set 2: 25-22 W

vs. Haysville

Set 1: 25-16 W
Set 2: 25-24 W

League Record: 3-0 Overall Record: 9-6

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WHS VARSITY FOOTBALL
HERE vs Collegiate
Friday, Sep. 29, 2017

CHS - 14 00 07 07 - 28
WHS - 00 07 00 06 - 13

It was Week #5 Friday night across the football lands of Kansas, the (3-1) IRONDUKES were at HOME after an unsuccessful road trip Week #4 to Andale. The Wichita Collegiate Spartans were in town, the evening was perfecto, no wind, nice temps and with that sense of community always present on Friday nights at Sellers. This Friday was different and that sense was intensified several times over as we together grieved and honored the passing of WHS Junior Stephen Jamerson. Stephen was tragically lost in a motorcycle accident Thursday evening west of Wellington.  

Stephen was a cherished member of the WHS Marching Band, his band-mates and many others have been hit hard by the loss, together though they have demonstrated strength, love and loyalty. As the football team entered the field, scores of BLUE BALLOONS (Stephen's favorite color I am told) were released into the calm, peacefully blue, autumn sunset sky - quite frankly, a very moving moment...even now just recalling it. Rest in peace Stephen, we will miss you. I would also like to commend the numerous Collegiate fans who participated in the balloon launch, there are just some things bigger than winning or losing every once in a while and everyone present Friday seemed to grasp that.

The Crusaders were able to generate more offense this week than last and until the 4th qtr left you with the impression they could win this thing. Collegiate always seemed to answer though and the IRONDUKES couldn't get it over the hump. The Spartans jumped out early with two first qtr. TD's and lead after 1, 14-0. The Crusaders regained the "MO" and were most of the show during the 2nd qtr, shutting down Collegiate and posting 7 points of their own to boot. You had a sense at halftime that this game could still go either way. It was a back and forth affair with LOTS OF PENALTIES - (19 total on the night for both squads combined), the Crusaders closed the margin (21-13 early in the 4th) but again, the Spartans answered, scoring a TD to pull away with the 28-13 victory.

RUSHING
Grey Hatfield - 10/61 yds (TD)
Joe Ybarra - 16/42 yds
Cade Phelps - 5/21 yds (TD)
DeAndre Washington - 1/1 yd
Deyton Araujo - 1/1 yd

PASSING
Cade Phelps - 26/142 yds (2 INT)
Michael Ledbetter - 1/0 yd

RECEIVING
DeAndre Washington - 5/62 yds
Joe Ybarra - 2/38 yds
Gage Cunningham - 1/21 yds
Grey Hatfield - 1/15 yds
Zander Vargas - 1/6 yds

FIRST DOWNS
WHS 13 CHS 8

PAT'S / FG'S
Karsten Gill 1/2 PAT'S / (NO FGA)

PUNTS
Trayson Probst 3/104 yds (35 yd avg)

TOTAL OFFENSE
Rushing - 126 yds
Passing - 142 yds
TOTAL - 268 yds

On the season now 3-2

OTHER AREA SCORES
Andale 50 Clearwater 00
Buhler 40 Winfield 00
Maize South 42 Mulvane 6
McPherson 62 Circle 7
Rose Hill 21 El Dorado 14
Conway Springs 62 Trinity 35
Garden Plain 71 Belle Plaine 14
Attica-Argonia 54 Pratt-Skyline 18
Caldwell 63 Burrton 6
Hartford 78 South Haven 54
Udall 50 Oxford 30
Scott City 42 Ulysses 11

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WHS JV GIRLS TENNIS
@ AVCTL League (Collegiate)
Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017

Congratulations to the WHS JV Girls Tennis team - the 6 young ladies were in competition Thursday at the JV AVCTL LEAGUE TOURNAMENT @ Collegiate and came away with a strong 3rd place finish! Here's how it all shook out:

JV League at Collegiate

#1 Singles Lexi Saffell 2-1  2nd Place overall

#2 Singles Calli Hatfield 2-1  2nd Place overall

#1 Doubles Natalie Henning & Olivia Brand  1-2  4th Place Overall

#2 Doubles Adaysia Love & Jennifer Walters  2-1  5th Place overall


Team Standings

Collegiate  70

Buhler   55

Wellington  48

Winfield  39

Circle  29

Augusta  17

McPherson  15

El Dorado  7

The Varsity Girls will be in League Action at Collegiate on Monday - GOOD LUCK TO THEM! REGIONALS are next weekend and then STATE, the weekend after that!! It's going to be exciting!

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WHS FRESHMAN VOLLEYBALL
HERE vs Winfield / Clearwater
Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017

Wellington beat Winfield
25-22
25-13

Clearwater beat Winfield
25-13
26-24

Wellington beat Clearwater
25-22
25-16

On the season now: 18-2!

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WMS/WHS CROSS COUNTRY
@ Halstead
Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017

The WHS and WMS Cross Country Squads traveled north to Halstead on Thursday and brought home a NEW WHS RECORD HOLDER in the 5000 Meter! Congratulations to Mackenzie Heacock, a sophomore at WHS, who finished 12th with a time of 22.30 in the 5K, a MEDAL, a personal best for Mackenzie and as already noted - the NEW WHS RECORD HOLDER!! Congratulations Mackenzie - that is awesome!

Here are more results from Halstead:

VARSITY GIRLS 5K
Mackenzie Heacock - 22.30 / 12th / Medal / PR (New WHS RECORD!)
Katrina Dvorak - 23.20 / 24th / Medal / PR

VARSITY BOYS 5K
Tyler Brown - 19.02 / 31st / PR
Chase Pfalzgraf - 19.32 / 41st / PR
Toby Henning - 21.40 / 77th / PR
Blake Bales - 23.29 / 90th / PR
Austin Soles - 24.40 / 93rd / PR
(TEAM PLACED 11TH)

BOYS JV 5K
Wylee Stone - 22.42 / 35th / PR
Drake Hendrix - 23.16 / 44th
Zachary Kristek - 23.21 / 46th / PR
Daniel Atkinson - 23.25 / 48th / PR
Derick Kochavar - 23.40 / 50th / PR
Jaylen Harris - 28.17 / 73rd
John Long - 30.31 / 75th
(TEAM PLACED 9th)

NEXT HS MEET - @ Lake Afton - Cheney Hosting / THU OCT 5th @ 4:30PM

(All 6th graders ran against 7th graders) - 1M

6TH GRADE GIRLS
Kate Haines - 6.51 / 8th / Medal
Blaire Vazquex - 7.15 / 17th / Medal / PR
Lryic Cornejo - 7.23 / 21st / Medal
Whitney Zeka - 7.26 / 23rd / Medal
Isabelle Cullens - 7.35 / 24th / Medal
Jade Brown - 7.53 / 27th
Olivia Smith - 7.59 / 30th
Aniston Zeka - 9.03 / 37th
Elli Franke - 9.08 / 38th
Evelyn Trafecanty - 9.11 / 39th
(6TH GRADE GIRLS PLACED 2ND IN THE 7TH GRADE RACE!)

6TH GRADE BOYS
Landyn Glenn - 5.54 / 2nd / Medal / PR (Tied for 9th on the WMS All-Time list)
Talan Cantrell - 6.32 / 22nd / Medal / PR
Sam Wylie - 6.34 / 23rd / Medal
Kaeden Gill - 7.01 / 30th
Daniel Walker - 8.25 / 51st / PR
Jaidyn Alequin - 8.56 / 52nd
Alec Gonzalez - 9.02 / 54th / PR
Luke Templeton - 9.47 / 56th
(6TH GRADE BOYS PLACED 3RD IN THE 7TH GRADE RACE!)

Keep an eye on young Landyn Glenn - he can run!!


This concludes the season for the 6th Grade - Great Job Knights / Lady Knights!

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WMS 7/8 GIRLS TENNIS
HERE vs Derby
Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017

Our WMS 7/8 Girls Tennis Team hosted Derby Thursday afternoon at the 9th St. Courts. A tough day for the Lady Knights against a very strong Derby group. 

Winners were:  Kami Reichenberger, Jensen Lynnes, Josie Walker and Emma Stover.  Good luck at the Pioneer League Tournament next week ladies!!

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WMS 7/8 VOLLEYBALL
@ Clearwater
Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017

8TH GRADE RESULTS

A Team
Set 1: 19-25 L Nikki Peninger 5 assists, 2 aces, 1 dig Sadie Glover 1 kill, 1 ace, 1 dig Airalyn Frame 4 kills, 4 aces Kaitlyn Hain 1 dig Ali Zeka 1 kill, 3 dig
Set 2: 18-25 L Nikki Peninger 2 assists Sadie Glover 1 kill Kaitlyn Hain 1 ace, 1 dig Ali Zeka 2 kills, 2 aces, 1 dig, 1 block Taylor Sears 1 dig

Overall Record: 8-3 League: 2-1

B Team
Set 1: 25-10 W Jamie Becerra 2 kills, 1 assist Abby Mraz 3 aces, 1 dig Zoie Abasolo 3 assists, 1 kill, 1 dig Riley Westmoreland 1 kill Liz Reitz 3 aces
Set 2: 25-20 Josey Wolf 2 assists Jamie Becerra 2 kills, 4 aces, 1 assist Abby Mraz 1 dig Riley Westmoreland 1 ace, 1 kill, 1 dig Bella Brusky 2 aces

Overall Record: 3-10 League Record: 1-2

7TH GRADE RESULTS

A Team
Set 1: 25-13 W
Set 2: 25-8 W

League Record: 3-0 Overall Record: 10-1

B Team
Set 1: 25-7 W
Set 2: 25-22 W

League Record: 3-0 Overall Record: 7-6

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WMS 7/8 FOOTBALL
@ Clearwater
Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017

The WMS Knight football squads road-tripped to Clearwater Thursday for some Pioneer League action. The 7th graders had a hard time getting things going on both sides of the ball, coming up short in the 30-0, 7th Grade Clearwater victory.

The nightcap produced a closer contest but a heart breaker in the end...Clearwater scored with just 20 secs. left for their 21-14 triumph. 

Just two weeks left in the season for the Knights, both weeks will be at HOME. Next Thursday the Knights host Winfield...on the 12th, Mulvane.

The 7th graders fall to 1-4 on the season, the 8th graders 3-2. 

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WHS VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS
@ Kingman Invitational
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2017

If this article was about WHS matches lost at the Kingman Invitational on Tuesday by our Varsity Girls Tennis squad, the article would end here. So instead, let's talk about the perfect day for the team and a career benchmark set by Senior Mekenna Adams.

Wellington dominated, 13-0 as a team in match play, 4 "1st" place finishes and of course on top of the team totals, defeating Buhler, Valley Center, Kingman, Haven and Nickerson. Here are the totals:

Wellington 34, Buhler 24, Valley Center 16, Kingman 14, Haven 6 and Nickerson 3.

#1 Singles Abby Lowe went 3-0, beat Nickerson 7-4, beat Valley Center 7-0, and won the finals over Roe from Kingman 7-2.  Abby has had two good tournaments in a row for us

#2 Singles Jacelyn Buck went 3-0 also beating Valley Center 7-2, beating Kingman 7-0, and Buhler 7-2.  Jacelyn as well continues to play well for us and is now 19-5 on the season.

#1 Doubles Mekenna Adams (right) & Kylie Aufdengarten (left) went 3-0 also beating Kingman 7-0, then beating a Valley Center team that finished 5th at state in 5A last year 7-3.  In the finals they beat a good Buhler team 7-2.  Adams surpassed the 100 career win mark in her second match. Mekenna ended the day with her 101st career win. just sliding by her first cousin Erianne (graduated in 2012) who had 100 during her storied career too as a Lady Crusader tennis player. Only "5" previously in WHS history have hit the 100 win career mark. We now have 6! (Erianne Adams  100, Mekenna Adams 101, Dani Anderson 105, Kailey Jenkins 107, Kaitlyn Buck 114 and Lexis Hibbs 114).

Awesome job Mekenna! Mekenna has partnered with Maggie Fink, sister Madi and Kylie Aufdengarten during this run.

#2 Doubles Avery Rusk & Rylee Rusk went 4-0 in the tournament, beating Haven 7-0, Kingman 7-1, Valley Center 7-1, and Buhler in the finals 7-4.  The wins today moved the sisters to 22-5 on the season.

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WHS VARSITY/JV VOLLEYBALL
@ Winfield
Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017

VARSITY

vs Collegiate

27-25, 25-19 Wellington won

vs Winfield

24-26, 25-17, 25-16 Wellington won

JV

vs Collegiate

25-12, 25-16 Wellington won

vs Winfield

25-16, 25-21 Wellington won

The Varsity Girls now stand at 14-10 on the season.
The JV Girls on the season are now 7-3.

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WMS 7/8 VOLLEYBALL
8th HERE 7th @ Clearwater
Monday, Sep. 25, 2017

The WMS 7/8 Volleyball squads were in action Monday - the 8th Grade Lady Knights HERE, hosting Clearwater and Rose Hill and the 7th Grade Lady Knights AWAY @ Clearwater w/ Rose Hill. 

Here are the results from both venues:

8TH GRADE @ WMS
vs Rose Hill / Clearwater


A Team

vs. Rose Hill

Set 1: 25-5 W 
Nikki Peninger 1 kill, 4 assists, 1 ace
Sadie Glover 1 ace, 1 dig
Airalyn Frame 3 aces
Kaitlyn Hain 2 aces
Ali Zeka 4 kills, 2 digs

Set 2: 25-9 W
Nikki Peninger 1 kill, 4 assists
Airalyn Frame 2 kills, 1 ace
Kaitlyn Hain 2 kills, 1 ace, 1 dig
Ali Zeka 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig
Jamie Becerra 1 kill
Taylor Sears 2 aces

vs. Clearwater 

Set 1: 25-21 W
Nikki Peninger 7 assists, 1 ace, 3 digs
Sadie Glover  3 kills, 3 aces, 3 digs
Airalyn Frame 5 kills, 2 assists, 1 dig
Ali Zeka  2 kills, 1 dig

Set 2: 25-23 W

Nikki Peninger 6 assists
Sadie Glover 3 kills, 5 aces, 1 dig
Airalyn Frame 3 kills, 1 dig
Crosby Fairbanks 1 dig
Ali Zeka 2 kills, 1 ace, 1 dig
Taylor Sears  1 ace

Overall Record: 8-2   League Record: 2-0

7TH GRADE @ Clearwater
w/ Rose Hill 

A Team

vs. Rose Hill

Set 1: 25-10 W
Set 2: 25-23 W

vs. Clearwater 

Set 1: 25-9 W
Set 2: 25-7 W

League Record: 2-0 Overall Record: 9-1

B Team

vs. Rose Hill (twice)

Set 1: 22-25 L
Set 2: 20-25 L

Set 1: 25-23 W
Set 2: 25-17 W

League Record: 2-0 Overall Record: 6-6

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WHS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL
@ Cheney HS (Red & Blue Classic)
Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017

Pool Play Results

WELLINGTON DEF. HAVEN 25-15, 25-9
CHENEY DEF. WELLINGTON 25-12, 25-19
WELLINGTON DEF. COLLEGIATE 22-25, 25-18, 26-24

Bracket Play

TRINITY CATHOLIC DEF. WELLINGTON 26-24, 21-25, 25-23
Wellington finished 2nd.

ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Congratulations to SENIOR SHAYLAND FRENCH 

Selected to All Tournament Team!!

Varsity Lady Crusaders are no 12-10 on the season!

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BRACKET PLAY:
WHS FRESHMAN VOLLEYBALL
@ Clearwater C-Team Invitational
Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017

Andover vs Andover Central - Andover WINS 26-24, 29-27
Wellington vs Circle - Wellington WINS 25-19, 25-14

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Andover vs Wellington - Andover WINS 25-14, 25-21

3RD/4TH GAME
Andover Central vs Circle - Circle WINS 25-22, 25-14

POOL PLAY
WHS Freshmen went 2-1 in Pool Play

Defeating Clearwater 25-13, 25-12
Defeating El Dorado 25-16, 25-13
Lost to Andover 24-26, 15-25

3-2 on the day / on the season now: 16-2!

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WHS VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS
@ Tournament of Champions (Collegiate)
Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017

Congratulations to our Lady Crusader Varsity Girls Tennis Team!! A strong finish on Saturday and are ranked #4 in 4A by the Kansas Tennis Coaches Association!

The Lady Crusaders finished 7th as a team out of 18 at Saturday's Tournament of Champions at Wichita Collegiate.  Schools that beat us were #1 and #3 teams in 6A rankings, #2, #3, and #4 teams in 5A rankings, and #1 team Collegiate in 4A rankings.  We finished ahead of all other ranked teams #2 Independence, and #3 McPherson.

8th Place - Kylie Aufdengarten and Mekenna Adams 

11th Place - Abby Lowe

21st Place - Rylee Rusk and Avery Rusk

25th Place - Lexi Saffell

Adams/Aufdengarten beat Osner/Mies - Conway Springs 8-0, beat Arnold/Vo - Maize 8-1, lost to Tran/Pasner - Blue Valley North 2-8, lost to House/Baldwin - Kapaun 4-8, lost to Steven/Steven - Bishop Carroll 3-8.

Lowe beat Sutton - Blue Valley 8-1, lost to C. Kuckelman - Blue Valley North 1-8, beat Fury - Kapaun 8-4, lost to Schabel - Independence 3-8, beat Stranghoner - Bishop Carroll 8-6.

Rusk/Rusk lost to Adams/Cunningham - Maize 6-8, beat Walker/McChristan - Ark City 8-5, lost to King/Marquez - Independence 2-8, beat Woelke/Koester - Conway Springs 8-6, beat Allen/Carlson - McPherson 8-3.

Saffell lost to K. Truong - Goddard Ike 7-8(5-7), lost to Hoag - Ark City 6-8, beat Bruce - McPherson 8-7(7-1), beat Tee - Andover 8-5, and beat Hicks - Parsons 8-5.  

NEXT ACTION: Tuesday @ Kingman HS - 3:00PM

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WHS VARSITY FOOTBALL
@ Andale
Friday, Sep. 22, 2017

The 2017 IRONDUKES squad got their first taste of defeat Friday, on the road at Andale, losing 38-0. The Indians, larger, quicker, deeper and all the other 'ers, controlled the game, sputtering a little in the 2nd qtr due to some good defense by our boys in red. The last part of the 2nd qtr this season has been a productive time for the Crusaders. Friday at Andale, the defense shined as the half approached. Andale up 17-0 and threatening to score and go in with a much more substantial lead were shut down by the Ironduke D, even after having spent considerable time on the field already. It was all for not in the end though, the Indians proved to be too much and the Crusaders fall to 3-1 on the season. Junior Caleb Reichenberger is out with a hand injury suffered last week, Sophomore Silas Popplewell is out with a broken arm suffered this past Monday at Rose Hill. No additional "game-ending" injuries known at this time.

RUSHING
Grey Hatfield - 9 / 38 yds
Joe Ybarra - 9 / 17 yds
Deyton Araujo - 1 / 3 yds
Cade Phelps - 4 / -12 yds

PASSING
Cade Phelps - 11 / 26 yds

RECEIVING
DeAndre Washington - 1 / 13 yds
Julian Jimenez - 1 / 13 yds

FIRST DOWNS
WHS 02 AHS 16

PUNTS
Trayson Probst - 7 / 198 yds (28 yd avg)

OTHER
Aaron Schoemann - Blocked Punt
Joe Ybarra - Interception

OTHER AREA SCORES
Clearwater 35 Rose Hill 19
Mulvane 35 Collegiate 19
Winfield 24 Arkansas City 14
Belle Plaine 68 NE-Arma 0
Conway Springs 54 Medicine Lodge 0
Argonia-Attica 34 South Barber 30
Caldwell 58 Flinthills 22
Cedar Vale-Dexter 54 South Haven 8
Oxford 48 Stafford 24
Scott City 35 Hugoton 7

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WMS 7/8 FOOTBALL
@ El Dorado
Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017


8TH GRADE
WMS 40
EMS 06

8th Grade Knights are now 3-1 on the season.

7TH GRADE
WMS 06
EMS 38

7th Grade Knights are now 1-3 on the season.

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WMS 8TH GRADE VOLLEYBALL
@ El Dorado
Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017

A Team
Set 1: 25-18 W Nikki Peninger 1 kill, 3 assists, 2 digs Sadie Glover 1 kill, 5 aces, 2 digs Airalyn Frame 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig Crosby Fairbanks 1 assist, 1 dig Kaitlyn Hain 1 kill, 2 aces, 2 digs Ali Zeka 2 kills, 1 ace
Set 2: 25-23 Nikki Peninger 2 kills, 7 assists, 2 digs Sadie Glover 2 digs Airalyn Frame 3 kills, 1 ace, 5 digs Crosby Fairbanks 1 assist, 1 dig Kaitlyn Hain 1 kill, 1 dig Ali Zeka 4 kills, 2 digs

Overall Record: 6-2 League Record: 2-0

B Team
Set 1: 18-25 L Riley Westmoreland 1 ace, 1 kill Jamie Becerra 1 assist Taylor Sears 1 dig
Set 2: 16-25 L Bella Brusky 1 assist Averie Burns 1 kill

Overall Record: 1-9 League Record: 0-2

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WMS 7TH GRADE VOLLEYBALL
@ El Dorado

Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017

A Team
Set 1: 26-24 W
Set 2: 25-17 W

League Record: 2-0 Overall Record: 7-1

B Team
Set 1: 25-18 W
Set 2: 25-15 W

League Record 2-0 Overall Record: 5-5

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WHS JV GIRLS TENNIS
@ Goddard
Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017

No team results.

#1 Singles Calli Hatfield was the only medalist going 3-0 good for 1st place.

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WMS 7/8 GIRLS TENNIS
@ Haysville West
Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017

The Wellington Middle School Girls Tennis Team traveled to Haysville West Thursday.  The Lady Knights took care of business, winning 11 matches to 2.  Great job, girls!  Winners were:  Baylee Newberry, Kami Reichenberger, Jensen Lynnes, Stellar Young, Josie Walker, Macy Gonzalez, Natalee Thronesbery, Emma Stover, Teylin Wartick and Aubree Mason.

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WMS/WHS CROSS COUNTRY
@ Winfield (Oxford Invitational)
Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017

Both the WMS and WHS Cross Country squads were in action at the Oxford Invitational  which is always held in Winfield at the Kansas Veterans Home located due north of both the Winfield middle and high schools on Viking Blvd. It was HOT and it was WINDY...here are the individual WMS & WHS results:


WMS - Boys 1M

2nd - Landyn Glenn - 6:10.02
16th - Sam Wylie - 7:01.00
17th - Talan Cantrell - 7:06.31
18th - Kaeden Gill - 7:17.26
33rd - Daniel Walker - 8:30.13
39th - Jaidyn Alequin - 9:09.09
42nd - Luke Templeton - 9:56.54
43rd - Alec Gonzalez - 9:59.15

WMS - Girls 1M

6th - Kate Haines - 7:03.70
13th - Blaire Vazquez - 7:24.49
19th - Lyric Cornejo - 8:01.06
21st - Jade Brown - 8:14.78
23rd - Whitney Zeka - 8:18.69
27th - Elli Franke - 8:42.27
29th - Olivia Smith - 9:03.63
32nd - Isabelle Cullens - 11:44.32
33rd - Aniston Zeka - 11:49.54

JV Boys 2M
8th - Drake Hendrix - 14:11.22
13th - Daniel Atkinson - 14:37.42
15th - Quinn McCue - 14:41.48
16th - Hunter Bryant - 14:43.43
17th - Derick Kochavar - 14:47.90
22nd - Zach Kristek - 15.14.53
35th - Jaylen Harris - 17i:55.25
36th - John Long - 18: 37.64

VARSITY BOYS 5K
6th - Tyler Brown - 19:48.58
9th - Chase Pfalzgraf - 19:55.03
36th - Toby Henning - 22:36.96

VARSITY GIRLS 5K
4th - Mackenzie Heacock - 24:18.63
12th - Katrina Dvorak - 25:51.43

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WMS 6 GIRLS TENNIS
vs Conway Springs
Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017

The Wellington Middle School 6th grade girls tennis team hosted Conway Springs Wednesday.  The young Lady Knights played well but came up short against their opponent.  Good effort, girls.  Winners were:  Nexy Young, Sheadyn Stewart, Kendall Janzen, Anna McMinn, Miranda Thronesbery and Savannah Saunders.

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WMS 7/8 GIRLS TENNIS
@ Goddard
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017

The top 6 players of the Wellington Middle School Girls Tennis Team participated in a 10 team invitational at Goddard yesterday.  Results were:  #1 Singles: Stellar Young went 1-3; #1 Doubles:  Baylee Newberry and Macy Gonzalez went 2-2; #2 Singles:  Josie Walker went 2-2 and the #2 Doubles team of Kami Reichenberger and Jensen Lynnes brought home a 4th place medal.  Good job, ladies!

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WHS VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS
@ Collegiate
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017

Tough tournament with 9 teams, we finished 2nd as a team with 26.  All the players won their first round matches and advanced to the winners side of the bracket.

#1 Singles Abby Lowe went 2-1 and placed 3rd.  Abby had a tough opponent to start and stayed calm and collected and beat the girl 8-0, she then lost to an exchange student from Newton, then beat a Salina Central player 8-5.

#2 Singles Calli Hatfield went 1-2 on the day to place 4th.  Hatfield beat a player from Winfield in her first match which was key for team points.  She then lost to the eventual champion from Goddard 4-8, then she lost to a player from Newton 4-8.

#1 Doubles Mekenna Adams & Kylie Aufdengarten went 2-1 and took 3rd.  They won their first match over Augusta, then lost only their 2nd match of the season to Goddard in a tiebreak.  Then they beat a good team from Winfield in their final match.

#2 Doubles Jacelyn Buck & Lexi Saffell went 3-0 and finished 1st.  The pair rolled on the day winning over Newton 8-0, then beating Collegiate 8-2.  In the finals they played Salina Central and won 8-4.  These two had a very good day.

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WHS V/JV VOLLEYBALL
HERE vs Circle & Clearwater
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017

The Varsity Lady Crusaders after a slow first set with Circle, turned on the after burners and won the next "4" sets on the evening (2 vs Circle, then 2 vs Clearwater) to sweep and  move their season record to 10-8! Congratulations!!  The JV battled hard and after losing 26-28 in their first set vs Circle, came back to win the final 2 sets for the match win. In their match up with Clearwater, the JV girls were on fire that first set but the Lady Indians turned the table and finished out with the match win. Here's the scores from each and also scores between Clearwater and Circle from Tuesday night's TRIANGULAR@ WHS:

VARSITY (2-0 on the night / 10-8 on the season)

Wellington vs Circle

14-25, 26-24, 27-25

Circle vs Clearwater

25-23, 25-13

Clearwater vs Wellington

25-17, 25-16

JR VARSITY (1-1 on the night / 5-3 on the season)

Wellington vs Circle

26-28, 25-13, 25-23

Circle vs Clearwater

25-22, 25-17

Clearwater vs Wellington

25-14, 20-25, 18-25

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WMS 7/8 CROSS COUNTRY
@ Andover MS
Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017

7th Gr Girls 1M
Peyton Franke - 43rd - 8:18.50

7th Gr Boys 1M
Jack Wright - 4th - 6:06.57 MEDAL
Colton Henning - 37th - 6:53.93
Jax Cornejo - 44th - 7:01.19
Jaxson Irey - 46th - 7:05.08
Caleb Sanders - 57th - 7:18.03
Hudson Lawrence - 62nd - 7:21.19
Keaton Hartman - 81st - 7:44.68
Daniel Garver - 89th - 7:53.02
Ryan Bacon - 114th - 8:32.74

8th Gr Boys 1.5M
Camden Parkey - 34th - 10:36.02
Braeden Ybarra - 41st - 10:47.11
Laken Smith - 67th - 12:09.07

Both the WMS and WHS Cross Country squads will be in action this Thursday @ Winfield 4:30pm

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WHS VARSITY GIRLS GOLF
@ Andover Invitational
Monday, Sep. 18, 2017

TEAM
Andover - 326
Maize South - 383
Kapaun - 393
Ark City - 415
Augusta - 416
Goddard - 418
Andover Ctrl - 448
Valley Center - 463
Wichita NW - 492
Wellington - 535

INDIVIDUAL
Payton Ginter - 107 (27th)
Alisa Walters - 132 (45th)
Taylor Heasty - 138 (49th)
Kaitlynne Kreifels - 158 (51st)

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WMS 7/8 TENNIS
@ Ark City
Monday, Sep. 18, 2017

The Wellington Middle School Girls Tennis Team traveled to Ark City Monday.  The Lady Knights started up their winning ways again, defeating Ark City 8 matches to 4.  Good work, girls.  Winners were:  Kami Reichenberger, Jensen Lynnes, Stellar Young, Josie Walker, Macy Gonzalez, Natalee Thronesbery and Emma Stover.

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WMS 7TH VOLLEYBALL
@ Augusta
Monday, Sep. 18, 2017

A Team

vs. Prairie Hills

Set 1: 17-25 L
Set 2: 21-25 L

vs. Augusta

Set 1: 25-18 W
Set 2: 25-22 W

League Record: 1-0
Season Record: 6-1

B Team

vs. Prairie Hills

Set 1: 16-25 L
Set 2: 26-24 W
Set 3: 7-15  L

vs. Augusta

Set 1: 12-25 L
Set 2: 15-25 L

League Record: 1-0
Season Record: 4-5

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WMS 8TH VOLLEYBALL
@ Prairie Hills
Monday, Sep. 18, 2017

A Team vs. Prairie Hills

Set 1: 25-27 L Nikki Peninger 2 assists, 2 digs Sadie Glover 1 dig Airalyn Frame 1 kill, 1 ace Taylor Sears 1 assist Kaitlyn Hain 2 digs Ali Zeka 2 kills, 1 ace, 3 digs

Set 2: 25-15 W Nikki Peninger 4 assists, 1 ace, 1 dig Airalyn Frame 2 kills, 1 ace, 5 digs Taylor Sears 4 assists, 1 ace Jamie Becerra 1 kill Kaitlyn Hain 2 kills, 1 dig Ali Zeka 3 kills, 2 digs

Set 3: 16-14 W Nikki Peninger 1 kill, 2 assists Airalyn Frame 1 kill, 3 digs Taylor Sears 1 Ace Jamie Becerra 1 kill, 1 dig Kaitlyn Hain 1 kill, 6 digs Ali Zeka 1 ace , 1 dig

vs. Augusta

Set 1: 22-25 L Nikki Peninger 3 assists, 3 digs Crosby Fairbanks 1 assist, 2 digs Airalyn Frame 4 kills, 1 ace, 3 Digs Taylor Sears 4 assists, 1 ace Jamie Becerra 1 kill, 1 dig Ali Zeka 3 kills, 4 digs

Set 2: 5-25 L Nikki Peninger 2 assists, 1 dig Crosby Fairbanks 1 assist Airalyn Frame 3 kills Jamie Becerra 1 dig Kaitlyn Hain 1 dig Ali Zeka 2 digs

Overall Record: 5-2 League Record: 1-0

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WHS JV GIRLS TENNIS
HERE
Monday, Sep. 18, 2017

Team took 1st with 30, Goddard Ike 20, Wellington extra 8, Derby 5, Circle 5

#1 Singles Calli Hatfield 1st Place

#2 Singles Natalie Henning 1st Place

#2 Singles Olivia Brand 2nd Place

#1 Doubles Adaysia Love & Shilynn Gustason  1st Place

#2 Doubles Raeawna Nutt & Jennifer Walters  1st Place

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WHS FR/SO FOOTBALL
@ Rose Hill HS
Monday, Sep. 18, 2017

WHS - 32
RHHS - 14


FR/SO now 3-0 on the season! (Thru 3 games have outscored opponents 89-30)

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WHS FRESHMAN VOLLEYBALL
@ Garden Plain Invitational
Saturday, Sep. 16, 2017

The undefeated freshmen Lady Crusaders remained so after 5 more wins out of 5 matches (all 2 set wins!) vs. Mulvane, Pratt, Cheney, Conway Springs and in the Championship Final, host Garden Plain. CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!! Keep it going! Now 13-0 on the season!!

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WHS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL
@ Chaparral Invitational
Saturday, Sep. 16, 2017

Defeated Chaparral 25-15, 25-18
Defeated Independent 25-13, 22-25, 25-23
Defeated Belle Plaline 25-13, 25-18

Lost to  Conway Springs 26-24, 16-25, 22-25
Lost to Belle Plaine 25-22, 25-27, 20-25

Finished 4th / Now 8-8 on the season!

CONGRATULATIONS TO SENIOR JENNA RAUSCH
The 2017 Chaparral Invitational MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Overall!
AWESOME!!

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WMS 8th GRADE "B" TEAM TOURNEY
@ Haysville West MS
Saturday, Sep. 16, 2017

Vs. Haysville
Set 1: 16-25 L Riley Westmoreland 1 Assist, 1 Dig Deborah Henry 1 Ace Averie Burns 1 Ace, 1 Kill Bella Brusky 1 Assist Kelli Rameriz 1 Ace, 1 Kill

Set 2: 14- 25 L Bella Brusky 1 Ace

Vs. Augusta
Set 1: 18-25 L Josey Wolf 2 Digs Abby Mraz 3 Aces Zoie Abasolo 1 Dig Raigan Bible 1 Dig
Set 2: 19-25 L Josey Wolf 1 Ace Abby Mraz 1 Ace, 1 Dig Dominique Callaway 2 Digs Liz Rietz 1 Dig Raigan Bible 1 Dig Andiee Bulstrode 1 Dig

Season Record: 1-6 League: 0-1

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WMS 7th GRADE "B" TEAM TOURNEY
@ Haysville MS
Saturday, Sep. 16, 2017

Pool Play vs. Haysville
Set 1: 23-25 L
Set 2: 26-28 L

Pool Play vs. Augusta
Set 1: 19-25 L
Set 2: 19-25 L

League Record: 1-0
Overall Record: 4-3

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WHS VARSITY FOOTBALL
HERE vs Rose Hill
Friday, Sep. 15, 2017

RHHS - 06 00 07 00 - 13
WHS - 00 06 07 14 - 27

Much like WEEK #2 vs El Dorado, WEEK #3 vs Rose Hill turned out to be a game of two halves. 

(0-2) Rose Hill would find the end zone first, scoring at the 5:16 mark of the first quarter but failing on it's attempt for a point after. The (2-0) Crusaders weren't able to muster any points until just seconds before the end of the 2nd qtr. Wellington with less than a minute left in the half, lost the ball on a punt return, giving possession immediately back to the Rockets with another opportunity to cash in before the break. The cash register would indeed ring but not for the Rockets. On the next play from scrimmage, Junior Michael Ledbetter intercepted a Rocket pass and returned it 56 yards to tie the score at 6. Karsten Gill's PAT attempt hit the right upright and bounced out - halftime score Rose Hill 6 Wellington 6. If you'll recall, the Crusaders scored for the first time in the final seconds of the 2nd qtr vs El Dorado last week, neither first half as productive as the subsequent 2nd halves would be.

After the break, both the Rockets and the IRONDUKES would find paydirt in quarter 3, the latter on a 2 yd run. by Junior Joe Ybarra, his 7th TD in just 3 weeks. Karsten Gill nailed the PAT, a feat he and his holder Zander Vargas and center Gage Cunningham have demonstrated will happen far more often than not, as this young season progresses towards the mid-point.  Wellington's scoring was not over...Ybarra scored his 8th TD on another 2 yd run and then a 73 yd TD pass from Cade Phelps to DeAndre Washington sealed the deal, returning the Rockets to their launch pad with an 0-3 start for their season. There were multiple personal fouls called during the game, 3 against the Rockets, 1 against the Crusaders. All totaled , Rose Hill was flagged for 80 yds in penalties, Wellington 50. The Crusaders forced the Rockets to punt the ball 9 times on the evening.

Joe Ybarra was the leading rusher for the Crusaders, carrying the ball 26 times for 114 yds and 2 TD's - a result of the efforts of the line and his own ability to find daylight and move the ball forward. QB Cade Phelps was 8 for 21 yds, Deyton Araujo 2 carries for 5 yds. Isaac Hilt had 2 carries for 4 yds. Phelps completed 5 of 13 passes for 113 yds. All of those completions byJunior DeAndre Washington including the 73 yd, 4th qtr deal-sealer. Total offense for the home town boys was 257 yds. Trayson Probst punted the ball 5 times for 164 yds (33 yd avg) and Karsten Gill went 3/4 with PAT's. The Rockets did win the FIRST DOWN category, 14-11 over the Crusaders.

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WHS CROSS COUNTRY
@ Chaparral (Anthony Lake)
Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

Coach Wallace and his band of runners headed west for Cross Country action Thursday (Chaparral - Anythony Lake) - the squad fared well, 11 medals and a first place finish! Nice haul!

JV GIRLS 5K
Mackenzie Heacock 26.34 - 1st - MEDAL
Katrina Dvorak 26.56 - 2nd - MEDAL
Avery Barker 29.27 - 4th - MEDAL

VARSITY BOYS 5K
Tyler Brown 21.08 - 16th - MEDAL

JV BOYS 5K
Chase Pfalzgraf 21.58 - 2nd - MEDAL
Toby Henning 22.47 - 3rd - MEDAL
Austin Soles 24.54 - 9th - MEDAL
Wylee Stone 27.13 - 13th - MEDAL
Blake Bales 27.32 - 14th - MEDAL
Daniel Atkinson 28.03 - 15th - MEDAL
Derick Kochavar 30.28 - 16th
Hunter Bryant 31.34 - 18th

JV BOYS finished 2nd as a team.

BOYS FRESHMAN RACE 5K
Zachary Kristek 26.34 - 3rd - MEDAL

GREAT JOB BIG RED!!

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WHS VARSITY GIRLS GOLF 
@ Circle HS
Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

The Varsity Girls Golf Team was in action Thursday at the Circle HS Invitational - here are results from there - congrats to Payton Ginter for another TOP 10 finish!!

Top 25 Medalist 
1st Madison Slayton Trinity 43
2nd Reagan Lesser Trinity 44
3rd Jennifer Torrey Eureka 48
4th Jacy Anderson Andale 49
5th Payton Ginter Wellington 49
6th Brynn Riley Emporia 50
7th Sarah Price Augusta 51
8th Morgan Mitchell Mulvane 52
9th Isabel Brosch Andover 53
10th Macy Frakes Eureka 53
11th Morgan Dial Mulvane 53
12th Sophie Johnston Augusta 54
13th Anna Strecker Circle 54
14th Tylyn Emlet Augusta 55
15th Miracle Dutton Eureka 56
16th Kally Oneyear Augusta 56
17th Grace Nelson Andover 57
18th Hannah Grant Andover Central 58
19th Shayna Smits Trinity 58
20th Jaela Albers Andale 59
21st Mia Herbert Circle 59
22nd Lauren Bales Wellington 60
23rd Makayla Kusmaul Emporia 60
24th Olivia Brosch Andover 60
25th Madison Schwemmer Circle 62

Top 11 Teams 
#1 Augusta 216
#2 Eureka 224
#3 Andale 235
#4 Andover 235
#5 Circle 238
#6 Emporia 240
#7 Trinity 244
#8 Wellington 248
#9 Andover Central 259
#10 Buhler 288
#11 Mulvane 303

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WHS GIRLS VARSITY TENNIS
@ Ark City Tournament
Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

Congratulations to the WHS Girls Varsity Tennis Team.They had a great day at a highly competitive Ark City Tournament. Numerous ranked teams and individuals in the mix. 36 Doubles Teams altogether...Mekenna Adams and Kylie Aufdengarten went 4-1 and finished 5th. Avery Rusk and Rylee Rusk went 3-2 and took 7th. Lexi Saffell 3-2 took 7th. Jacelyn Buck went 2-3 as did Abby Lowe.

Wellington as a team finished 5th out of 16 teams! CONGRATS LADIES - Awesome showing!!

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WMS 7/8 GIRLS TENNIS
@ Goddard IKE
Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

The Wellington Middle School Girls Tennis Team traveled to Goddard Ike Thursday.  The Lady Knights were defeated by a strong Goddard Team.  Good effort, girls!  Winners were:  Josie Walker, Emma Stover, Aubree Mason and Teylin Wartick.

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WHS FRESHMAN VOLLEYBALL QUAD
HERE vs Andale, Circle & McPherson
Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

vs ANDALE
Set 1: AHS 23 WHS 25 - the Lady Crusaders were down 3-14 in this first set and fought back for the WIN!!
Set 2: AHS 22 WHS 25 - the Lady Crusaders were down 5-11 in this 2nd set and fought back for the 2 set match WIN!!

vs CIRCLE
Set 1: CHS 25 WHS 21
Set 2: CHS 22 WHS 25
Set 3: CHS 09 WHS 15

vs McPHERSON
Set 1: MHS 23 WHS 25
Set 2: MHS 20 WHS 25

Outstanding! GREAT JOB LADIES!

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WMS 7/8 FOOTBALL
HERE vs Ark City
Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

The 7th & 8th grade Football Knights hosted Ark CityThursday at Sellers Park...ended up being a split // the 7th graders struggled against the Bulldogs coming up short 00-36.

In the nightcap, the battle was on and the 8th graders were tied at 20 a piece at halftime. Wellington 8th grade Knights were able to pull away in the 2nd half (against a larger Ark City squad) and the final score was WMS 8th Graders 48 Ark City 34.

One of the Ark City players was injured and taken by ambulance to the hospital. Later Thursday evening he was reported to be much improved which is great news.!

The 8th graders move to 2-1 on the season, the 7th gradersto 1-2 

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WMS 7/8 VOLLEYBALL
HERE vs Ark City
Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

There was plenty of GREAT volleyball action Thursday in Wellington - the Freshmen at WHS who are now 8-0 on the season and the 7th and 8th grade Lady Knights who hosted Ark City!

7th Grade "A" Team
Set 1: 22-25 L
Set 2: 25-13 W
Set 3: 15-7 W
League Record: 1-0
Overall Record: 5-0

7th Grade "B" Team
Set 1: 25-14 W
Set 2: 23-25 L
Set 3: 15--9 W
League Record 1-0
Overal Record 4-1

8th Grade "A" Team
Set 1: 25-27 L
Set 2: 25-22 W
Set 3: 15-6 W
League Record 1-0
Season Record 4-1

8th Grade "B" Team
Set 1: 13-25 L
Set 2: 25-18 W
Set 3: 11-15 L
League Record 0-1
Season Record 1-4

GREAT JOB LADY KNIGHTS

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WHS VARSITY/JV VOLLEYBALL
HERE vs Collegiate & Rose Hill
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

VARSITY

vs COLLEGIATE:  25-23 / 25-20 WIN
vs ROSE HILL: 19-25 / 14-25

Varsity Girls are now 5-6 on the season

JR. VARSITY

vs COLLEGIATE: 25-13 / 25-17 WIN
vs ROSE HILL: 24-26 / 24-26

Jr. Varsity Girls are now 4-2 on the season

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WMS 7/8 Cross Country
@ Goddard MS (Lake Afton)
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

Brought home 4 medals and had 6 personal records and 1 tie. Jack Wright had an outstanding run coming in 1st place out of 134 runners in the 7th grade boys 1 mile race. With a time of 5:46 and that puts him in 4th place on the "All Time BEST Record List" for WMS 7th grade boys.

7th Grade Girls 1M
Peyton Franke 7:08 / 25th - MEDAL - PR

7th Grade Boys 1M
Jack Wright 5:46 / 1st - MEDAL - PR
(Now 4th on "ALL TIME 7TH GR BOYS BEST" List @ WMS!)
Jax Cornejo 6:00 / 9th - MEDAL - Tied PR
Colton Henning 6:36 / 43rd
Jaxson Irey-Hurt 6:40 / 48th - PR
Hudson Lawrence 6:40 / 47th 
Daniel Garver 7:02 / 74th - PR
Keaton Hartman 7:03 / 77th - PR
Caleb Sanders 7:14 / 85th

7th Grade Boy's Team - 4th out of 15 Teams

8th Grade Boys 1.5M
Camden Parkey / 9:21 / 22nd - MEDAL - PR
Braeden Ybarra / 10:41 / 71st
Laken Smith / 10:44 / 72nd

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WHS VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS
@ Conway Springs
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

Played our 5th different varsity lineup on the season in 5 meets, and did pretty decent.

#1 Doubles Avery Rusk & Rylee Rusk went 3-0 good for first place.  The pair beat a decent Eisenhower team 8-1, then South Barber 8-1.  In the final match they played Conway Springs and jumped out to a 5-2 lead, but Conway Springs tied it at 5-5.  The Rusk sisters won 3 straight to win the match 8-5.  "What a win that is a good one, they are getting better every meet and are now 12-1 on the season.

#2 Doubles Jacelyn Buck & Lexi Saffell played in their first meet together and also went 3-0 on the day for first place.  They opened things up with a nice win over Eisenhower 8-6, then beat South Barber 8-0.  In their final match the Wellington pair lead 5-4, but then gave up 3 straight games and trailed 5-7.  Then then held serve to get it to 6-7, and then broke Conway Springs to tie it at 7-7.  In the tiebreak it was all Wellington winning 7-2.  "Very pleased with these two today, they haven't had alot of practice together and have both played singles all season."

#1 Singles Abby Lowe went 1-2 on the day, losing to Eisenhower and Conway Springs players, and defeating South Barber.  "Again all the players in singles today made the state tournament last season, so it was pretty good competition."

#2 Singles Calli Hatfield also went 1-2 in her first varsity action in singles.  She lost to a very good opponent from Eisenhower, then beat South Barber 8-3.  She then lost to Conway Springs 8-3.  "Calli had about 8 deuce points in that last match and they didn't go her way, but she played hard and with more experience will be ok."

Conway Springs 21
Wellington  20
Goddard Eisenhower 19
South Barber 0

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WHS JV GIRLS TENNIS
@ Winfield
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

#2 singles Olivia Brand finished 3rd overall
#1 doubles Shilynn Gustason & Adaysia Love also finished 3rd overall
#1 singles Natalie Henning finished 4th
#2 doubles Jennifer Walters & Raeawna Nutt finished 7th

No team scores at Winfield

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WMS 7/8 Girls Tennis
@ El Dorado MS
Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

The Wellington Middle School Girls Tennis Team traveled to El Dorado yesterday.  The Lady Knights again took care of business defeating their opponent 13 matches to 3.  Hard work pays off, ladies!  Winners were:  Baylee Newberry, Kami Reichenberger, Jensen Lynnes, Stellar Young, Josie Walker, Macy Gonzalez, Natalee Thronesbery, Crystal Ramirez, Emma Stover and Aubree Mason.

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