With COVID-19 being passed around like wildfire, many sports programs decided to end seasons early. The NBA suspended the season after a Jazz player preliminarily tested positive for the Coronavirus. The NCAA cancelled the winter and spring championships to combat the problem. Both organizations had a very valid reason to end the season, since health comes above sports, but many athletes did not want to see the end so suddenly. From the NBA to the NCAA to KSHSAA, the ending of many seasons crushed the dreams many hopeful athletes had to be named the top dog.
Wabaunsee students will be out of school for at least two more weeks. Wabaunsee County Health Administrator Ray Finley has made the decision to close both school districts in Wabaunsee County for two weeks, until March 30, including all activities and athletic events, the district announced Saturday afternoon. The precautions are part of a nation-wide attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Taking state is no easy task, but the WHS volleyball team came home from Dodge City with a gold trophy in their hands and smiles on their faces. The 2019 team is the first volleyball team in Wabaunsee history to win state. Some of the players shared their thoughts on the state tournament matches.
Both teams finish 3rd at regionals, Stuhlsatz finished 4th individually The Cross Country team ran its regional meet on Saturday with both boys and girls teams qualifying for state for the fourth time in the program’s history. Before the race even started, tensions were high due to the close competition. Freshman Rebekah Stuhlsatz said, “I... Continue Reading →
After defeating Rossville in the sub-state championship, the WHS girls volleyball team is headed to state for the second year in a row. The Chargers won against the Bulldogs 25-17, 25-12. Coach Tracy Capoun is confident about the team’s chances at state. “We just need to focus and play our game like we always play our game,” Capoun said. She said that the team’s focus has been an important force to propel them to first place this season.
For the second year in a row, Charger cross country has a short trip to regionals. WHS is hosting the race on its course in Alma, East of the football field. Girls run at 10, boys at 10:45. “Both boys and girls are in the hunt for state, so if they run well, we have... Continue Reading →
Wabaunsee volleyball is confident heading into tomorrow’s sub-state matches. With a record of 33-3, the Chargers are the top seed in the tournament. “The MEL always prepares us for post season. There’s always good competition that pushes us to step up our game,” head coach Tracy Capoun said. “We have learned to stay calm with confidence during times we have fell behind. We know that if we just focus on our job, put in the effort and don’t give up, we can fight back.
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.”
With 139 students enrolled, Wabaunsee has been classified as a 2A school again this year. The Kansas State High School Activities Association, or KSHSAA, has updated the classifications of high schools in Kansas which will go into effect for all 2019-20 activities. With little change from previous years, athletic director Jeron Weisshaar said most sports will be minimally affected by this year’s classifications.