After starting both of their seasons with wins, both baseball and softball have struggling in recent outings.
Last week, senior Ryleigh Jones celebrated her signing to Cloud County Community College for softball. “They have a good community and I like their coach and campus,” Jones said.
To celebrate opening day of the spring sports season, we go back to 1996 — the first year for Wabaunsee's baseball and softball teams.
Senior Jordan Magette signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and softball career at Barton Community College last Friday. Many of Magette’s previous softball coaches attended the signing via a Zoom call.
High school baseball and softball are back after no season last year due to COVID-19. Both teams will play tonight at home against Onaga.
Many kids in high school play more than one sport, but then specialize and take their favorite to college. Alexis Hafensitine is different. She will be playing volleyball and softball at Allen County Community College.
Following the success of the 2019 season, the Charger softball team was hoping to win another state championship this spring. Unfortunately, due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, the season was cut short.
The team had many exciting changes to look forward to this year, including Joe Dee Tarbutton’s first year as head coach. Tarbutton said he looked forward to a state championship with the team this year. He was also looking forward to “coaching a very talented team with Coach Oliver and Coach Eck.”
Senior Autymn Schriener signed her National Letter of Intent Wednesday to play softball at Washburn University.
Being a multi-sport athlete, Schriener had plenty of college options. She also excelled at tennis, basketball and volleyball during her time at WHS. She said softball was the obvious choice for her.
“Ever since I was 10 and went to the Softball College World Series to watch, I told myself that I would be one of them one day. Softball has also always been my favorite sport so I couldn’t imagine doing anything else at the next level,” Schriener said.
Numerous Chargers earned postseason honors for spring sports. Highlights include a state championship in the triple jump for freshman Lauren Schutter, only the second individual girls title in school history.
Tuesday May 14 marked the end of the season for the Charger softball team.
After beating the Rossville Dawgs 10-9 in the first round of regionals, the Chargers took a hard loss against the Oskaloosa Bears, 7-10, in the semi-final round.
“It didn’t seem like we were as fired up as we were last year, it was kind of a weird year,” head coach Brian Henry said.