WHS 2020 | Charger counts down the top stories of the year

To celebrate the end of a year that we are all happy to put behind us, the Charger staff compiled the ten biggest WHS stories of the 2020. From sports to elections to unexpected plagues — it was quite a year. Check back every day until the end of the year to see the biggest stories of 2020.

10. Volleyball returns to state

WHS Volleyball places 3rd at state

WHS volleyball team came home with 3rd place finish at state tournament.

The Chargers had a rough start to the day, going 0-3 in pool play.

The Chargers faced Heritage Christian Academy in their first match. They lost a tough first set 20-25, and a second 15-25. They went on to play Smith Center, losing 25-25, 25-8. Their last match of pool play was against Hillsboro, which they lost 25-18, 25-7.

“We were pretty discouraged,” said junior Kaelyn Conrad. “We weren’t happy with how we were playing at that point. If we had played at our season’s best we would have done better in pool play.”

Volleyball advances to final four in 2A

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 →

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.”

Volleyball, cross country enter postseason

Two fall sports are headed to postseason play Saturday. Football finishes its regular season Friday at Centralia, and will begin postseason next week.

After two games at St. Marys Tuesday night, the postseason for the volleyball team is near. The Chargers will play at Herington for Sub-State Saturday, and  KSHSAA will release the Sub-State seeds Wednesday. 

Cross Country enters the postseason after a difficult regular season. The Cross Country team ran in the Mid-East League meet Thursday. Sophomore Rebekah Stuhlsatz finished 4th place in the girls race and Senior Eli Mumpower finished 9th place in the boys race.

Fall sports adapt to COVID-19 restrictions

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.

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