UPDATE: Andale defeated Rose Hill this evening (43-33) in dual action. The Rose Hill loss means the CRUSADERS are the AVCTL DIV IV LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!! AWESOME!!!
The rematch from the season opener at the Kingman Tournament on Dec. 6th ended similarly Wednesday night at the 46th annual Chaparral Roadrunner Classic, in that the final score was close, unfortunately this go-round, the Conway Springs Cardinals edged out our Varsity Boys 60-57. The first game in December ended in a 2 point victory for Wellington after "3" OT's! The combined scores for those two games: Conway Springs 110 Wellington 109. Conway's only loss this season was their opener with Wellington.
Wellington Police Chief, Tracy Heath says he understands the community's frustrations in the recent case of alleged dog abuse that has swept across the internet over the last few days. During as visit to Studio 55 on Wednesday, Heath reminded all those concerned that it is important to allow law-enforcement to do their jobs.
Watch the entire interview with Chief heath in the video above and on local cable channel 55.
It's mid-season tournament time across the State of Kansas as both Varsity Boys and Girls teams engage in area tourney action, boys this week, girls next - kind of a break in the regular season routine if you will. Whilst the boys prepare for the Chaparral Tournament, a.k.a the "concession stand classic", tonight with a 6PM tipoff vs Conway Springs, our Varsity Girls (JV and "C" as well!) were in action here at HOME Tuesday evening vs. the Lady Vikings of Winfield.
Chris Cakes of Wichita will be in Wellington on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Public Safety Complex serving pancakes as a part of a fundraiser for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for kids, and it's all you can eat pancakes and sausage. For more information watch the latest episode of Show and Shel in the video above or on local cable channel 55.
The wins continue for our Lady Crusader Basketball squad who has now won 4 straight games since the calendar year 2017 began, improving their pre-holiday record of 2-3 to a winning record of 6-3! Junior Avery Rusk and Senior Lauryn Snipes lit it up at Augusta Friday night and together with Junior Shayland French, the trio combined for 51 points to bury the Lady Orioles early and keep them buried throughout. Final score for the varsity girls contest - Wellington 59 Augusta 45.
WELLINGTON, Kan. - In anticipation of possible icy weekend weather, the City asks that you to keep a few things in mind:
STAY AWAY FROM ANY DOWNED LINES. Treat all power lines as live and dangerous. Treat everything near power lines as dangerous. Be alert to the possibility that tree limbs or debris may hide an electrical hazard. If lines are down and sparking call 911. If you see downed lines, or you do not have power, please call the City Power Plant at 620-326-2561. This number is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
There was double dual wrestling action Thursday evening at Clearwater High School featuring host Clearwater, Wellington, Mulvane and Andale. The Crusaders would lead off vs Andale and win easily 72-10...Andale is in a 2 day large invitational at Basehor-Linwood on Friday and Saturday so they opted to send mainly JV wrestlers and "6" open weights to Clearwater thus the unusually lopsided outcome in the opener. They lost by a similar margin to Mulvane.
For the 2nd time this week, our Varsity Lady Crusaders and Crusaders have split, the former dominating their opponents, the latter battling hard and coming up just short in the end. Dang. Many games to go, do not count anyone out. There's a lot of talent on the floor for our girls and boys squads, perhaps it's just a matter of time before it all gels and explodes.