Wrestling finished its season last weekend, and both basketball teams are fighting this week to extend their seasons.
The wrestling team competed at the regional tournament last weekend at Silver Lake. Only two kids were seeded, sophomores Alex Beggs and Weston Johnson. Johnson went 2-0 for the weekend, ending as the regional champion.
The girls basketball team is led by head coach Trevor Keller who has coached basketball at Wabaunsee for the past two years. “The program has been to state the past three years and I think that we want to continue that tradition. When I took the job there was a tradition of success at Wabaunsee and I wanted to help continue that,” Keller said.
The Wabaunsee Wrestling team is starting off the year with two new coaches. Head coach Jamy Dunbar, previously a coach at Osage City, will be assisted by Tyler Douglass. Coach Dunbar is unsure of any changes that will be made with the program, as he is new to WHS.
With success on his mind already, head coach Christian Ulsaker prepared well for his third season at Wabaunsee. “I’ve already watched every game from last year, and I’ve keyed in on our returning starters just to see what their strengths and weaknesses are,” Ulsaker said.
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.
Boys basketball upset the number one substate seed Jefferson County North, 51-41 Thursday night. The win ended a 13 game win-streak for JCN, who entered the postseason 16-3.
“We knew JCN coming in was going to be a tough game,'' head coach Christian Ulsaker said. “Our guys came out ready to play against their zone and played phenomenal on defense.”
The wrestling season ended Saturday with two state placers. Senior Derek Wallin placed 5th and senior Eli Mumpower placed 6th.