At the start of the school year Mid-East League athletic directors and administrators met to establish changes for athletic events to avoid risks associated with COVID-19. While some changes will affect fans, the actual participants in most activities will only experience small changes.
The Charger volleyball team begins its quest to defend a state championship Saturday in the Amy Schutter Memorial Tournament.
The Charger interviewed head coach Tracy Capoun and seniors Jordan Magette and Maddy Wertzberger about the season.
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.
Senior Megan Strait signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Coffeyville Community College in a ceremony February 20.
Megan said she looks forward to her time there. “They have one of the best programs in D2 Juco, won the national championship twice, and got third in the last 3 years. I like the small town feel and how close everyone is. Delice (Downing) is an amazing coach and an amazing person, she connects with the girls as a mom figure rather than just being a coach all the time.”
Taking state is no easy task, but the WHS volleyball team came home from Dodge City with a gold trophy in their hands and smiles on their faces.
The 2019 team is the first volleyball team in Wabaunsee history to win state. Some of the players shared their thoughts on the state tournament matches.
The state championship was the last high school match for four Wabaunsee senior Laurel Barber, Alexis Hafenstine, Megan Strait and Macy Falk. They took time Monday to reflect on the significance of their victory and their time playing volleyball at WHS.
Going to state in volleyball and cross country is a special occasion for most schools, but for Wabaunsee it has become routine. Volleyball defeated Rossville to capture the sub-state championship and return to state for the second straight year, and the sixth time in nine seasons. There isn’t much room for improvement on a second... Continue Reading →
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.
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.
Cross Country wins home meet
The Cross Country team took first place in both boys and girls varsity at the Wabaunsee meet Thursday, improving the girls record to 16-9 and the boys to 23-15.
Freshman Rebekah Stuhlsatz placed 2nd with a time of 22:38. Kyndal Maike, Sierra Quathamer, Jenna Donaldson and Cecelia Emmert also medaled. As for the boys, junior Alex Warner finished 4th and senior Bryce Tharman finished 5th. Luke Stuhlsatz, Eli Mumpower and Isaac Lira also medaled.