Head volleyball coach Tracy Capoun resigned last week, ending her second run as Charger head coach with a 188-61 record, including four state appearances — 3rd place in 2020, 2nd place in 2018 and a state championship in 2019.
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.”
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 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.”
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.
With both volleyball and cross country going to state and football starting the playoffs tonight, this week’s throwback Thursday goes to the fall season of 1993. Football went 8-2 on the year with a season ending loss to Olpe in the playoffs, 0-6. The Chargers will face Pleasanton on the road tonight for a shot... Continue Reading →
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 →
Two WHS cross country runners are headed to state.
The cross country team hosted its regional meet Saturday, with two runners qualifying for the state championship. Sophomore Rebekah Stuhlsatz came in second in the girls race with a time of 21:46. Freshman Sienna Jones had an eighth place finish, with a time of 23:09 seconds.
Stuhlsatz says it’s disappointing that the rest of the team won’t get to compete at state alongside her, but she’s excited nonetheless.
For a third year in a row, Charger volleyball is headed to state.
It’s the Charger’s seventh state appearance in nine seasons.
“Our program has been building all decade,” coach Tracy Capoun said. “I attribute that to the hard work our girls, parents and others put in during and outside of the season. They have a passion for the sport and seek out opportunities to play and get better all year long.”
Two fall sports are headed to postseason play Saturday. Football finishes its regular season Friday at Centralia, and will begin postseason next week.
After two games at St. Marys Tuesday night, the postseason for the volleyball team is near. The Chargers will play at Herington for Sub-State Saturday, and KSHSAA will release the Sub-State seeds Wednesday.Cross Country enters the postseason after a difficult regular season. The Cross Country team ran in the Mid-East League meet Thursday. Sophomore Rebekah Stuhlsatz finished 4th place in the girls race and Senior Eli Mumpower finished 9th place in the boys race.