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.

Volleyball team confident heading into sub-state

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. 

Schreiner finishes 8th at state tennis

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. 

State Bound

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.”

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