Sports Briefs | Cross Country wins at Centralia

Cross country wins at Centralia

The cross country team ran at Centralia Saturday. The girls placed 1st as a team, with individual places going to Payton Wurtz, 1st with a time of 19:57, Rebekah Stuhlsatz, 2nd with a time of 21:23, Jenna Donaldson, 14th with a time of 24:00, and Sophia Castillo, 19th with a time of 24:40. 

Wurtz now has the most career race wins in the program’s history, with her 8th career win. “I’m proud, but wins aren’t really what matters because you could have the worst times and still win. Overall, the amount of race wins aren’t going to define my career as an athlete and I still have work to do,” Wurtz said. Wurtz broke the record of seven wins, set by Madeline Hess. Hess also held the record of wins in a season (3).

The boys placed 5th — their best finish of the year. Rhett Parry placed individually at 23rd with a time of 20:12. Rhett Parry, James Poulter, Matthew Vanstory and Shawn Moser all achieved personal records this week. 

The team competes again Saturday at Riley County. It will be the last meet before league at Silver Lake. 

The team also received its postseason assignment. Wabaunsee will host regionals October 22 against Republic County, Bennington, Valley Heights, Ell-Saline, Pleasant Ridge, Mission Valley, Horton, Jackson Heights, McLouth, Oskaloosa, Sacred Heart, St. Marys, Valley Falls, Riverside and Jefferson County North.

Football wins 4th straight

Football traveled to Belleville to face the Republic County Buffaloes. The Chargers started off slow, only leading 8-0 at halftime. 

The only score of the first half came off of a 15-yard pass from junior Wyatt Wurtz to senior Logan Clark. Wurtz went on to run for two touchdowns in the second half. The Chargers won 22-0. 

Football will be at home Friday against Sacred Heart. The Knights are 3-2 this season.

Volleyball finishes 4-1 at Onaga

Volleyball placed 2nd at Onaga. The team went 4-1, defeating Wetmore, Blue Valley, Hope, and Onaga. They fell short when playing Frankfort, losing 1-2. 

The Chargers played at Silver Lake Tuesday, looking for their first Mid-East League victory of the season.

The team also received its postseason assignment. The team will play sub-state at St. Marys October 22 against Republic County, Valley Heights, Mission Valley, Kansas City Christian, Maranatha Christian Academy, St. Marys and Cair Paravel Latin School.

Tennis competes at Chapman, Clay Center

Tennis traveled to Clay Center and Chapman last week, and enters it’s final stretch of the season with the postseason beginning Friday.

At Clay Center, sophomore Ava Huske finished 7th out of a 14-player field, going 2-2 and defeating Haylee Anguiano and Amara Johnson, both from Abilene. Sophomore Meredith Denton finished 9th, but went 3-1 on the day, losing only a close match to Abilene’s Johnson in a tiebreaker.

Both doubles teams struggled, but freshmen Chloe and Hailey Standefer finished the evening with a 6-1 victory over Concordia’s Kacie Price and Daegen Degraff.

Tuesday at a Chapman quad, the Chargers swept Abilene with victories for both singles and doubles entries. Huske also lost to Wamego’s Addison Denney in a tiebreaker, and Ally Garst and Emily Meyer lost a close 6-4 match against Wamego.

The Chargers compete Tuesday at Abilene to end the regular season, and travel to Marysville Friday morning for regionals.

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