Wabaunsee wrestling returned to the state podium last weekend. Friday and Saturday, juniors Eli Mumpower, Derek Wallin and Alex Warner competed at the Class 3-2-1A KSHSAA State Wrestling Championship at Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays. Wallin went as far as placing 6th and earning a state medal in the 160 pound weight class.
Here at Wabaunsee High, you may think that we are a very supportive community to all of the many activities offered here, but that is not the case. Some activities garner a large fan base, such as the volleyball team and the basketball teams, whereas some activities become altogether forgotten by the greater part of the student body and surrounding community — specifically the wrestling team. While the wrestling team may only boast six members, what they lack in numbers, they make up for in might. Just this past weekend, three of the six members qualified for the state tournament. The sad part of this joyous occasion was the fact that, aside from direct family members, there were no spectators in Wabaunsee’s fan club. This is a little concerning considering the fact that the regional tournament was held in Council Grove, which is a short drive compared to many of the trips that other athletic teams travel for postseason competitions.
Juniors Eli Mumpower, Derek Wallin and Alex Warner all managed to punch their tickets to the State Tournament after competing in a tough regional at Council Grove.
For this week's Throwback Thursday, we step back to 2012 and take a look at the Charger wrestling team, which wrestled at Council Grove for Regionals. Senior TJ Setter finished 2nd, qualifying to the state tournament. The current wrestlers also travel to Council Grove tomorrow to compete at Regionals, with hopes of going on to... Continue Reading →
Winter sports season heats up this week with basketball at Axtell Friday and Wrestling at Mission Valley Saturday. The Charger spoke to players from each sport for a preview of the season. Junior Eli Mumpower Describe this year’s team. Seven members. We’re fairly new. Only a couple people have experience. I think we have a lot of potential.
WHS football players scrimmage at the beginning of the 2018 season. KSHSAA revised scrimmage rules to allow limited competition with other teams beginning next season. Girls wrestling becomes 23rd varsity sport in Kansas Last week, KSHSAA added it first new sport in 15 years. Kansas State High School Activities Association held a meeting to discuss... Continue Reading →
The WHS wrestling team is looking forward to a successful season under head coach Joey Heersche and assistant Travis Conrad. Senior Sean Dugger and Sophomore Eli Mumpower were interviewed by the Charger to get a better understanding of the team. How many people are out this year? Eli: Ten. Marek Boatwright and Jackson Havenstein are... Continue Reading →