Big Red Update

Create: 12/16/2017 - 02:29

Is it just me or did it really only take about 3 1/2 days for the last 4 months to pass by? Seems like the football scrimmage was just a few days ago and here we are now talking about the end of the 2017 portion of the 2017-2018 WINTER SPORTS SEASON at both WMS and WHS! Whew...life is short! Better get this article written quickly before the PROM WALK-IN begins!

The Crusader and Lady Crusader basketball squads wrapped up their 2017 calendar schedule Friday evening at Rose Hill, their 2nd league game this week. Not a good night overall, winning just 1 of 5 games played. The JV Ladies came out on top 58-49 and are now 2-0 in league play. Here's the overall results from ROCKET country:

VARSITY GIRLS vs Rose Hill
WHS 34 RHHS 55 (2-3) (0-2)
Shayland French 10, Avery Rusk 9, Rylee Rusk 5, Jacelyn Buck 5, McKenna Jones 2, Taylor Meyer 2, Mekenna Adams 1

JR. VARSITY GIRLS vs Rose Hill
WHS 58 RHHS 49 (3-2) (2-0)
Delaney Parkey 13, Lexi Clift 12, Myriland French 10, Mykiland French 8, Draven Warnock 5, McKenna Jones 5, Kadin Brown 2, Kylie Aufdengarten 2, Natalie Henning 1

VARSITY BOYS vs Rose Hill
WHS 45 RHHS 60 (1-4) (0-2)
AJ Snipes 18, Ian King 11, Jack Walton 8, Jihad Mutazammil 3, Silas Popplewell 3, DeAndre Washington 2

JR. VARSITY BOYS vs Rose Hill
WHS 26 RHHS 49 (2-3) (1-1)
Austin Soles 9, Tyler Brown 6, Brayden Higginbotham 4, Jacob Ewing 3, Zane Cornejo 2, Blake Rausch 2

"C" TEAM BOYS vs Rose Hill
WHS 46 RHHS 55 (0-4) (0-2)
Tanner Meyer 16, Toby Henning 8, John Long 7, Trenton Bannister 7, Cade Fairbanks 5, Berkeley Wright 3

Next up for WHS and first set of games for 2018 calendar year will be at HOME vs Mulvane Jan. 2nd! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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After coming out on top overall in double-dual action at home Thursday evening vs Rose Hill and Mulvane, the Varsity Wrestlers headed to Hillsboro Friday to participate in the Marion County Winter Duals with 16 teams competing at two locations (Hillsboro and Marion). Other teams in the tournament included Clearwater, Royal Valley, Fredonia, Hillsboro, Burllington, Riley County, Wabaunsee, Clay Center, Marion, Rock Creek, West Elk, Republic County, Douglass, Minneapolis and Bluestem. At the end of the day, the Crusaders went 34-19 in individual matches and ended up 8th as a team, going 2-1 in pool play and 0-2 in bracket play. Here is the skinny on the whole event:

2-3 Dual Action

Beat Republic Co. 54-17
Beat Wabaunsee 54-24
Lost to Burlington 30-42
Lost to Riley Co 30-48
Lost to Marion 28-37

Individual Outcomes

120 - Montana Heacock 3-2
126 - Blake Bales 2-3
132 - Quinton Redford 3-2
138 - Kadin Heacock 3-2
145 - Andrew Wolf 3-2
152 - Nic Reyes 2-1
170 - Kanden Young 3-2
182 - Aaron Schoemann 4-1
195 - Ian Groom 4-1
220 - Matt McComb 4-1
285 - Tyler Jimenez 3-2

The JV squad will wrap up their pre-holiday schedule today (Saturday, Dec. 16th) at the annual Rose Hill JV Tournament that gets underway at 8:30AM. The Varsity squad is done for the calendar year - their next action will be Friday, Jan. 5th at Rossville vs the host and Junction City. They spend the night and then compete in the Rossville Invitational on Saturday the 6th against 18 other teams. Enjoy your break Crusaders - MERRY CHRISTMAS!
 

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The WMS 7/8 grade Knights and Lady Knights were in action Thursday evening vs Clearwater. The BOYS were on the road, the GIRLS hosted - this is their next to last set of games before the Holiday Break. The BOYS will host El Dorado on Monday, the GIRLS will travel. Congratulations to the Lady Knights who swept Clearwater - not the first time this season that has happened for the young Wellington girls.

BOYS (@ CLEARWATER)

7A WMS 45 CMS 25 (win) (4-1) (3-1)
Cope Henry 18, Banks Hinshaw 10, Jack Wright 7, Mekhi Torres 6, Christian Snipes 2, Jax Cornejo 2

7B WMS 47 CMS 28 (win) (4-1) (4-0)
Keaton Hartman 13, Tyler McGlothlin 12, Christian Snipes 8, Colten Henning 5, Carson Nugen 4

8A WMS 26 CMS 41 (loss) (2-3) (1-3)
Nathan Hilt 8, Jay Ybarra 8, RJ Clift 3, Korbin Jones 3, Blake McCreary 2, Justin Norris 2

8B WMS 19 CMS 36 (loss) (0-5) (0-4)
Kaiden Herenandez 4, Trevor Clark 4, Tyler Dawdy 3, Dominic Ybarra 2, Logan Swingle 2, Justin Norris 2, Patrick Soto 2


GIRLS (HERE vs CLEARWATER)

7A CMS 03 WMS 35 (win) (5-0) (4-0)
Ashlee Peninger 2 pts
Jordyn Brown 3 pts
Shiney Hughes 12 pts
Kami Reichenberger 2 pts
Maddie Nance 2 pts
Jensen Lynnes 2 pts 
Ashlyn Gerten 8 pts
Abigail Helus 4 pts 

7B CMS 02 WMS 30 (win) (4-1) (3-1)
Emma Stover 4 pts 
Aserea Champion 3 pts 
Heidi Gulick 8 pts
Laney Clift 4 pts 
Jensen Lynnes 4 pts 
Kasiah Richmond 4 pts 
Josie Walker 3 pts 

8A CMS 30 WMS 48 (win) (5-0) (4-0)
Airalyn Frame 22 pts, 4 rebs, 2 asst, 2 blocks, 3 steals
Nikki Peninger 7 pts, 1 block, 2 steals
Grace Westmoreland 4 pts, 3 rebs, 1 asst
Riley Westmoreland 1 reb
Ali Zeka 15 pts, 5 rebs, 4 asst, 2 steals
Sadie Glover 2 rebs, 1 asst
Kaitlyn Hain 3 rebs, 1 steal

8B CMS 06 WMS 23 (win) (4-1) (3-1) 
Kaitlyn Hain 2 pts, Sadie Glover 4, Stellar Young 2, Melissa Black 1, Chloie Abasolo 4, Abby Mraz 2, Averie Burns 8

Good Luck Monday Knights / Lady Knights - MERRY CHRISTMAS!

So there you have it, the latest and greatest with just a little more to go before Santa pays his annual visit. On a side note, congratulations to this school year's DUKE CANDIDATES - they were announced on FRIDAY as well - Hayden Baker, James Hinman, Logan Jones, Ian King and Austin Sears! Coronation is slated for Friday, January 12th during halftime of the boys varsity game. After the holidays, watch for the traditional FORMAL PICS of the candidates and their escorts, Mekenna Adams, Abby Lowe, Jenna Rausch, Lexi Saffell (Duchess) and Jill Wiley.
 

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Steve Sturgis
Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at shs74@wellington.cc or on Facebook or at any Crusader and/or Knight event year-round.