Question of the Week | KSHSAA COVID policies

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.

WHS winter sports to open this weekend without fans in attendance

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 advances to final four in 2A

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 brings experienced squad to regional

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.

Opinion: Potential loss of sports, activities worries seniors

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 County schools close due to COVID-19 precautions

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).

Volleyball returns to state

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.

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