With 139 students enrolled, Wabaunsee has been classified as a 2A school again this year.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association, or KSHSAA, has updated the classifications of high schools in Kansas which will go into effect for all 2019-20 activities.
With little change from previous years, athletic director Jeron Weisshaar said most sports will be minimally affected by this year’s classifications.
First to see the results of changes emanated by new classifications will be the tennis team, who will travel to Hillsboro for the 3-2-1A regional tournament October 11 and 12. The team will compete against Hillsboro, Bennington, Smoky Valley, Marysville, Elyria Christian, Perry-Lecompton, Kansas City Christian, Rossville, Sabetha, Salina-Sacred Heart, and Maranatha Christian Academy.
“We saw almost all of these teams at the Perry-Lecompton tournament, and placed well,” Praeger said. “We haven’t yet faced Smoky Valley or Hillsboro, but they have state qualifiers most years.”
Rossville and Bennington do not have teams during the regular season, but have players who compete with Hayden and Salina Sacred Heart. They will compete independently at regionals.
Wabaunsee will host regional cross country and sub-state volleyball, both on October 26.
Here are the classifications and enrollment numbers for other area schools:
Mission Valley 2A – 156
Riley County 3A – 231
Rock Creek 3A – 294
Rossville 2A – 169
Silver Lake 3A – 213
St. Mary’s 3A – 182
Wamego 4A – 446
Largest: Wichita East 6A – 2431
Smallest: Healy 1A – 14
View the full list of classifications here.
View volleyball sub-state assignments here.
View cross country regional assignments here.
— Kendyl Bolinder, @Bolinderkendyl