Tennis enters the season with hopes to return some players to state and no large changes in protocols due to Covid-19. WHS hits the courts at 3 p.m. Thursday in Wamego. The Charger interviewed head coach Brendan Praeger and seniors Kendyl Bolinder and Reagan Feyh.
WHS students will have a chance to get “Frozen in Time” at the Winter Formal. “NHS [National Honor Society] got together and decided that we wanted to do something different this year,” NHS adviser Miriam Barton said. It’s Barton’s first year at Wabaunsee and her first year as an NHS adviser.
Wabaunsee County tragically lost five of its citizens to suicide in 2019, sparking a change in the way Wabaunsee Sherrif Rob Hoskins hopes to tackle mental health awareness. “We had a rough couple of weeks. It was rough on my staff, it was rough on the emergency responders, it was rough on me personally, and I know the families involved, it was devastating and terrible for them. Afterwards, I felt that something needed to be done,” Hoskins said.
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.”
Kaytlyn Meseke, @kaytlyn_nelle WHS tennis ended the season at a difficult regional tournament Friday at Hesston. The Chargers highest seeded player, junior Autymn Schreiner, fell just short of a state appearance. Schreiner was seeded number six at regionals and her first match was against Ashten Halls from Sabetha. Schreiner defeated Halls with a score of 9-1... Continue Reading →