Junior Lauren Schutter needed all six attempts to achieve gold at Saturday’s state track meet in Wichita. Schutter, who medaled in the event as a freshman, took the lead on her second jump, 16’7.25”. It was good for a five-inch lead that looked like it might hold. But right before her sixth and final jump, two competitors pulled ahead. Horton’s Maliyah Soto jumped 16’9” and Syracuse’s Katelynn Riley jumped 16’8”, moving Schutter to third place.
Jacob Meseke | sports editor With an improbable run in the playoffs, the boys came up short in the championship to Hillsboro, 59-50. The boys ended the season with a 13-13 record. The boys started the season with a 1-10 record and entered the playoffs with a record of 8-12. In the first round of... Continue Reading →
For the first time in more than three decades, both Wabaunsee basketball teams are headed to state.
On Saturday, both the boys and girls triumphed in the substate championship, each defeating number one seeds earlier in the week.
To celebrate the end of a year that we are all happy to put behind us, the Charger staff compiled the ten biggest WHS stories of the 2020. From sports to elections to unexpected plagues — it was quite a year.
7. Winter sports opens season without fans
Although KSHSAA altered the ban on fans for the beginning of the season, limited spectators will be allowed at winter sports until at least the end of January. We asked students and faculty how they felt about the KSHSAA decision to start the winter sports season on time, but to keep out spectators until at least the end of January because of COVID-19 precautions.
Tonight’s season opening basketball game against Axtell will be a lot quieter than usual.
Due to statewide precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19, no spectators will be allowed to attend winter sporting events until at least the end of January.
KSHSAA’s Board of Directors met virtually last week to discuss the upcoming winter sports season and make adjustments surrounding the recent climb in COVID cases in the state of Kansas.
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 →
Tennis will enter the postseason Friday, participating in the regionals meet at Smoky Valley in Lindsborg.
“I feel good about our team, but I definitely know our regional is very tough,” head coach Brendan Praeger said. The team is looking forward to the competition, but knows it could be tough to send players to state. “This is the most experienced team I’ve ever had,” Praeger said, “They’ve been in this position before and know the challenges.” With seven senior players, many have the experience needed to perform well.
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).