Charger boys upset Jefferson County North to advance to substate final

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.”

Boys basketball to enter tournament without key players

WHS basketball teams will play in the Royal Valley Invitational Tournament this weekend despite missing key players due to quarantine. Boys basketball has six players out due to quarantine and one injury. Girls basketball will be without one starter as well.

The seven missing boys includes all five starters.

Sports Briefs | Girls basketball opens with 53-14 win over Axtell

Winter sports season started this weekend with basketball at home against Axtell and the wrestling team faced Abilene, Sabetha, and Ottawa in a home quad. 

Girls basketball won easily against Axtell 53-14. Junior Lauren Schutter was the Chargers leading scorer with 20 points and also 14 rebounds. Senior Madisyn Wertzberger scored 11 points and 8 rebounds. Freshman Karli Meseke scores 9 points as well. 

WHS winter sports to open this weekend without fans in attendance

Tonight’s season opening basketball game against Axtell will be a lot quieter than usual.

Due to statewide precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19, no spectators will be allowed to attend winter sporting events until at least the end of January.

KSHSAA’s Board of Directors met virtually last week to discuss the upcoming winter sports season and make adjustments surrounding the recent climb in COVID cases in the state of Kansas. 

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