To celebrate opening day of the spring sports season, we go back to 1996 — the first year for Wabaunsee's baseball and softball teams.
High school baseball and softball are back after no season last year due to COVID-19. Both teams will play tonight at home against Onaga.
With school being transitioned to completely online due to the current stay at home order as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHS coaching staff and players took time to reflect on the season that could have been.
With the 2020 season, the baseball team had some changes to the coaching staff. David Amer and Colby Harris joined the team as assistant coaches.
“I was really enjoying getting back into the baseball groove and working with all of the guys,” Amer said. “It sucks we don't get to enjoy baseball this spring, but if it helps keep family members alive, it's what we need to do.”
Numerous Chargers earned postseason honors for spring sports. Highlights include a state championship in the triple jump for freshman Lauren Schutter, only the second individual girls title in school history.
The Charger baseball season ended Monday night after a tough 11-8 loss to Mission Valley in the regional semi-final.
Chargers played Lebo-Waverly first round of regionals at Wabaunsee. Winning 4-3, the team advanced on to the semi-final game against Mission Valley.
Baseball will host regionals this year, which will take place May 13 and 15. Also participating in the tournament are Burlingame, Mission Valley, Lebo/Waverly, Lyndon, Northern Heights, Olpe/Hartford, and Rossville. “This is the first time that 2-1A has had regionals with more than 5 or 6 teams. With 8 teams, there is no pitching advantage... Continue Reading →
Junior Jackson Frank pitches during a varsity baseball game last season. The team returns an experienced roster from last season. "We really need to improve our focus during games and practice," Frank said. The Chargers opened the season Tuesday against Chase County. Baseball opens its season 4:30 tonight against Chase County If a few plays... Continue Reading →