Boys basketball to enter tournament without key players

WHS basketball teams will play in the Royal Valley Invitational Tournament this weekend despite missing key players due to quarantine. Boys basketball has six players out due to quarantine and one injury. Girls basketball will be without one starter as well.

The seven missing boys includes all five starters.

Sports Briefs | Girls basketball opens with 53-14 win over Axtell

Winter sports season started this weekend with basketball at home against Axtell and the wrestling team faced Abilene, Sabetha, and Ottawa in a home quad. 

Girls basketball won easily against Axtell 53-14. Junior Lauren Schutter was the Chargers leading scorer with 20 points and also 14 rebounds. Senior Madisyn Wertzberger scored 11 points and 8 rebounds. Freshman Karli Meseke scores 9 points as well. 

WHS winter sports to open this weekend without fans in attendance

Tonight’s season opening basketball game against Axtell will be a lot quieter than usual.

Due to statewide precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19, no spectators will be allowed to attend winter sporting events until at least the end of January.

KSHSAA’s Board of Directors met virtually last week to discuss the upcoming winter sports season and make adjustments surrounding the recent climb in COVID cases in the state of Kansas. 

Rutledge proud of WHS football program’s progress after 4-6 finish

After a season ending 52-6 loss against Centralia, Charger football finished the season with a record of 4-6. 

“A losing season is not something we are happy with, but I am proud of the accomplishments and the direction the program is headed in. We won more games this season than the last three seasons combined and won the first playoff game in 37 years, so those are definite positives,” said head football coach Jess Rutledge. 

“Now, we need to build upon that and take the next step which is to have a winning season and continue playoff success.”

Stuhlsatz places 14th at state cross country

Rebecca Stuhlsatz and Sienna Jones ended the season with 14th and 42nd place finishes at State.

Stuhlsatz ran a time of 20:40 and Jones 22:11. Both runners cut around a minute off of their regional times. This was Stuhlsatz's second state competition and Jones' first. 

WHS Volleyball places 3rd at state

WHS volleyball team came home with 3rd place finish at state tournament.

The Chargers had a rough start to the day, going 0-3 in pool play.

The Chargers faced Heritage Christian Academy in their first match. They lost a tough first set 20-25, and a second 15-25. They went on to play Smith Center, losing 25-25, 25-8. Their last match of pool play was against Hillsboro, which they lost 25-18, 25-7.

“We were pretty discouraged,” said junior Kaelyn Conrad. “We weren’t happy with how we were playing at that point. If we had played at our season’s best we would have done better in pool play.”

WHS Football wins 1st playoff game in 37 years

In October of 1983 the number one song was “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler, the number one movie was "Never Say Again" featuring Sean Connery,  Martin Luther King Jr. Day had just became a holiday and the Wabaunsee High School football team won its first playoff game.

Until last week, that was Wabaunsee’s only playoff win.

The Chargers traveled to Pleasanton Thursday and won 62-18. 

Volleyball advances to final four in 2A

Volleyball defeated Jefferson County North in 5 sets Tuesday night to advance to the final four Friday in Dodge City. The Chargers will play Heritage Christian, Smith Center and Hillsboro in round-robin play, followed by a semi-final and finals match. Senior Jordan Magette hits into a block during the first set. The Chargers won the... Continue Reading →

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