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.
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.
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.