Senior Autymn Schreiner ended her tennis career at state with an eighth place finish. Wabaunsee finished 12th as a team with 8 points. Kansas City Christian School earned the championship with 40. Schreiner opened against Molly Bender from Conway Springs. Schreiner played aggressive and had no problem earning the win, 6-2, 6-3.
Tennis season will continue for another week. Three Wabaunsee players placed in the top six of the Hillsboro regional Friday and Saturday, placing 4th as a team and qualifying for the state tournament next weekend in Kansas City. “It’s a great feeling to send some players to state for the first time,” head coach Brendan Praeger said. “Wabaunsee has had a lot of good teams in the past and I’m glad we’re finally playing on that level again.”
At the tennis courts, it’s common to hear loud arguments about who is driving home or laughter about something that occurred at the dinner table the previous night. With three sets of sisters on the team, including two sets of twins, it’s definitely a family atmosphere. All three pairs got a chance to play doubles together this season to try out their sibling telepathy.
Wabaunsee football won’t get a chance to test itself before it’s first game. The football jamboree between Wabaunsee, St. Marys and Lyndon, originally set to take place at Lyndon tonight, has been canceled. “Lyndon’s field was flooded and Lyndon did not want to travel despite both St. Marys and us making preparations to get our fields ready,” athletic director Jeron Weishaar said.
The tennis team starts the WHS fall sports season with a lot of both players and experience. The girls tennis team has 18 members, 14 returning from last season. Head coach Brendan Praeger said he has high expectations for this season because so much of the team has previous experience, which wasn’t the case in his first four years as coach. Nine of the current players got varsity matches last season.
Wabaunsee's four varsity fall sports awarded letters in a ceremony Tuesday night at WHS. Coaches of each team talked about their program's accomplishments. Cross Country Sean Dugger Brendan Dugger Luke Stuhlsatz Bryce Tharman Austin Henderson Isaac Lira Eli Mumpower Peter Stuhlsatz Alex Warner Elijah Wade Jessica Vanstory Maddy Hutley Sierra Quathamer Kimi Buchanan Emma Frey... Continue Reading →