Kylie Aufdengarten & Rylee Rusk are STATE 4A CHAMPIONS!!!

(Courtesy Pics WHS YEARBOOK)

Congratulations to Kylie Aufdengarten and Rylee Rusk, the 2019 STATE 4A Girls Tennis Doubles Champions! The pair, who started with a BYE on Friday in Winfield at the T.H. Vaughn Tennis Complex, the Wellington duo went 4-0 with 2 wins over two Collegiate pairs, and a win over Hesston and a win over Buhler. The final match win was Kylie’s 117th WHS Career  match win, a new record at WHS, no one in the history of the school has achieved that level. Congratulations again to Ky & Ry – doesn’t get any better than this!

On Friday, Jr. Calli Hatfield and Freshman Jensen Lynnes battled hard but came up short against Iola, then Chanute to end their season.  Jensen was only 1 of 4 Freshman at the State event. Both  Calli and Jensen will be back next year, and stronger than ever! Great Season Lady Crusaders! Great WHS Career Kylie!!

Wichita Collegiate 55
Buhler 33
Topeka Hayden 23
Independence 21
Hesston 18
Wellington 15
Towanda-Circle 15
Wichita Trinity 12
Abilene 12
Bishop Miege 12
Chanute 9
Parsons 6
El Dorado 6
Iola 2
Winfield 2
Concordia 1
Baldwin 0
Clay Center 0
Paola 0
Fort Scott 0

1st Mantovani- WCS Aufdengarten, Rusk- WEL
2nd Annabeele Adams-CIR Lair, Conrad- WCS
3rd Murphy- WCS Gentile, Yoakum- WCS
4th Sebits- WTA DeMeyer, Hutton- BUH
5th Krehbeil-HES King, Gregory- IND
6th Teufel- BUH Dodson, Marquez- IND
7th Fredrick-BUH Voegeli, Meir- TH
8th Olberding- ABI Faulk, Kyed- CHA
9th Calhoon- TH Martin, Unruh- HES
10th Blair- TH Hagen,Hayword-BM
11th Friess- PAR Chabot, Parsons- ELD
12th Allen-BM Lillard,Beswick- ABI


Author: 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 or on Facebook or at any Crusader event year-round.