Winter sports season heats up this week with basketball at Axtell Friday and Wrestling at Mission Valley Saturday. The Charger spoke to Varsity and JV players from each sport for a preview of the season. Check out the Senioritis podcast Friday for an interview with new coach Trevor Keller.
Senior Madelyn Hutley had many in attendance to watch her sign her National Letter of Intent to play basketball for Washburn University. Hutley signed Friday afternoon in the WHS commons. Speakers including summer coaches, WHS coaches and her mother, principal Jan Hutley, spoke about her time at WHS and her love of basketball. “As her mom, I’m most grateful and proud of who she is on the inside — her sassy, spirited, no-nonsense personality. I’m not gonna lie, it’s been difficult to tame over the years. But that same personality is what makes her a joy to be around,” Hutley said. “We have a wonderful time together, and I also think that’s what makes her a great player.”
Trevor Keller looks to continue the success of the WHS girls basketball team. Keller was approved by the board last Monday. He will replace Shanna Perine as the head girls basketball coach and will also fill the school psychologist position. Keller attended Kansas State University where he dual majored and received degrees in psychology and kinesiology. After he graduated from Kansas State, he attended Emporia State University and received his masters degree, along with an education specialist degree in school psychology.