Volleyball continues streak of postseason success

The Wabaunsee volleyball team is going to state for the fourth year in a row. 2A state takes place in Dodge City Friday and Saturday. The Chargers will take on Hillsboro, Smith Center and St. Marys Colgan in Pool 1.The Chargers will face Hillsboro on Friday at 3:30 for their first match. The top two teams from each pool will move on to the semifinals Saturday morning. 

Volleyball enters home sub-state as #2 seed

Volleyball enters the postseason with confidence, knowing there’s a shot at qualifying for a fourth-straight state tournament. The team, which finished its regular season at 29-8, is ranked seventh in 2A by the Kansas Volleyball Coaches Association. The team has the #2 seed at sub-state, which means a rematch with #7 seed St. Marys (9-25) at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Schutter earns gold medal at state track

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.

Volleyball advances to state after entering sub-state as #5 seed

For a third year in a row, Charger volleyball is headed to state.

It’s the Charger’s seventh state appearance in nine seasons.

“Our program has been building all decade,” coach Tracy Capoun said. “I attribute that to the hard work our girls, parents and others put in during and outside of the season. They have a passion for the sport and seek out opportunities to play and get better all year long.”

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