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.
Jacob Meseke | sports editor With an improbable run in the playoffs, the boys came up short in the championship to Hillsboro, 59-50. The boys ended the season with a 13-13 record. The boys started the season with a 1-10 record and entered the playoffs with a record of 8-12. In the first round of... Continue Reading →
For the first time in more than three decades, both Wabaunsee basketball teams are headed to state.
On Saturday, both the boys and girls triumphed in the substate championship, each defeating number one seeds earlier in the week.
The wrestling season ended Saturday with two state placers. Senior Derek Wallin placed 5th and senior Eli Mumpower placed 6th.
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 →
Two WHS cross country runners are headed to state.
The cross country team hosted its regional meet Saturday, with two runners qualifying for the state championship. Sophomore Rebekah Stuhlsatz came in second in the girls race with a time of 21:46. Freshman Sienna Jones had an eighth place finish, with a time of 23:09 seconds.
Stuhlsatz says it’s disappointing that the rest of the team won’t get to compete at state alongside her, but she’s excited nonetheless.
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.”
The 2020 Kansas Scholastic Press Association state competition looked a little different than usual, but WHS journalist still captured some awards.
Instead of traveling to the University of Kansas, the writing competitions took place online in mid-April. All students who placed at the regional competition in February were eligible to compete.
Three WHS students captured state championships. Eleanor Badeker in Copy Editing, Karlee Feyh in Advertising (her entry is pictured above) and Emma Frey in Editorial writing.
Juniors Eli Mumpower, Derek Wallin and Alex Warner all managed to punch their tickets to the State Tournament after competing in a tough regional at Council Grove.