Senior Autymn Schriener signed her National Letter of Intent Wednesday to play softball at Washburn University. Being a multi-sport athlete, Schriener had plenty of college options. She also excelled at tennis, basketball and volleyball during her time at WHS. She said softball was the obvious choice for her. “Ever since I was 10 and went to the Softball College World Series to watch, I told myself that I would be one of them one day. Softball has also always been my favorite sport so I couldn’t imagine doing anything else at the next level,” Schriener said.
Senior Madelyn Hutley had many in attendance to watch her sign her National Letter of Intent to play basketball for Washburn University. Hutley signed Friday afternoon in the WHS commons. Speakers including summer coaches, WHS coaches and her mother, principal Jan Hutley, spoke about her time at WHS and her love of basketball. “As her mom, I’m most grateful and proud of who she is on the inside — her sassy, spirited, no-nonsense personality. I’m not gonna lie, it’s been difficult to tame over the years. But that same personality is what makes her a joy to be around,” Hutley said. “We have a wonderful time together, and I also think that’s what makes her a great player.”
The Cross Country team ran at the state meet in Wamego on Saturday with both the girls and boys placing tenth. Head Coach Roger Alderman said “The boys ran solid races overall, but I know they were hoping for more.” The boys have run in state for the last three years and are aiming for four.”
Taking state is no easy task, but the WHS volleyball team came home from Dodge City with a gold trophy in their hands and smiles on their faces. The 2019 team is the first volleyball team in Wabaunsee history to win state. Some of the players shared their thoughts on the state tournament matches.
The state championship was the last high school match for four Wabaunsee senior Laurel Barber, Alexis Hafenstine, Megan Strait and Macy Falk. They took time Monday to reflect on the significance of their victory and their time playing volleyball at WHS.
Both teams finish 3rd at regionals, Stuhlsatz finished 4th individually The Cross Country team ran its regional meet on Saturday with both boys and girls teams qualifying for state for the fourth time in the program’s history. Before the race even started, tensions were high due to the close competition. Freshman Rebekah Stuhlsatz said, “I... Continue Reading →
After defeating Rossville in the sub-state championship, the WHS girls volleyball team is headed to state for the second year in a row. The Chargers won against the Bulldogs 25-17, 25-12. Coach Tracy Capoun is confident about the team’s chances at state. “We just need to focus and play our game like we always play our game,” Capoun said. She said that the team’s focus has been an important force to propel them to first place this season.
For the second year in a row, Charger cross country has a short trip to regionals. WHS is hosting the race on its course in Alma, East of the football field. Girls run at 10, boys at 10:45. “Both boys and girls are in the hunt for state, so if they run well, we have... Continue Reading →
Wabaunsee volleyball is confident heading into tomorrow’s sub-state matches. With a record of 33-3, the Chargers are the top seed in the tournament. “The MEL always prepares us for post season. There’s always good competition that pushes us to step up our game,” head coach Tracy Capoun said. “We have learned to stay calm with confidence during times we have fell behind. We know that if we just focus on our job, put in the effort and don’t give up, we can fight back.