WHS to stage ‘killer’ play

The WHS drama class will perform its spring play May 7. The murder mystery-comedy “The Alibis" follows Detective Casey Neptune and her butler Warwick as they try to figure out who murdered billionaire J. Leslie Arlington.

Tennis season ends at regionals

Although the WHS tennis season ended in regionals last week, coach Brendan Praeger said there was still a lot to celebrate this year. “Outside of one senior who had played for four years, we had a very inexperienced team this year, with three freshmen and three players who had played very little varsity. They made tremendous strides throughout the season and were all competitive at the end of the season,” Praeger said.

Debler eliminates competition in assassin game

After reading “The Most Dangerous Game” the freshman class prepared to participate in a game of their own, involving betrayal, heartbreak and justice.  “It’s a fun way to make the stories come alive, and I think it’s a nice break from essays and worksheets,” English 1 teacher Brendan Praeger said.

Small tennis squad starts season with strong singles performance

The tennis team opened its season Thursday at Wamego, with both singles players bringing home medals. Senior Mayah Mumpower went 4-0 to place first in #1 singles and sophomore Baylie Tharman went 2-2 to finish second in #2 singles. Though the team numbers are a little lower than usual, coach Brendan Praeger sees this as an opportunity to improve. “We graduated 7 people, so initially we dealt with small team issues. As we continued, this pushed players to work harder. These players can just get in more reps, and I’ve seen the younger players improve a lot more quickly than in previous seasons.” 

Seniors saddened by loss of track season

On March 17, Governor Kelly made the decision to close all Kansas school facilities for the remainder of the year, ending the 2020 track season before it ever began.

Track had high hopes for this season, with several returning state qualifiers and medalists, and upperclassmen who “set the tone for what was expected,” according to head coach Roger Alderman.

Senioritis: Quarantine Edition

Mr. Praeger joins seniors Kaytlyn Meseke and Laurel Barber remotely to discuss the school closing due to COVID-19, the impending transition to online learning and how to pass the time while social distancing.

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