Charger volleyball ended its season in pool play at the state tournament Friday afternoon, going 1-2.
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 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.
In the scorching heat of the sun, the Wabaunsee journalism team headed out to conduct interviews and get pictures for a newspaper competition at the Kansas State Fair.
2021 Homecoming candidates answer questions about their time at WHS. The homecoming parade begins Friday at 1:30 p.m. with the pep rally downtown after. The crowning is at 6:30 with football vs. Troy at 7 p.m. The homecoming dance begins after the game until 11 p.m.
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.
The track team will travel to Lyndon tomorrow for their first meet of the season and the first meet since the 2019 season.
If you asked the average person at Wabaunsee High School what they thought about anime, they’d probably glare at you and say it’s a weird Japanese cartoon.
They’re only partially right.
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.”