Big Basketball Win Tuesday for Varsity Boys @ WHS!

The big game of the week thus far would have to be the Varsity boys basketball game Tuesday evening at WHS vs Andale. There were no GIRLS GAMES at WHS Tuesday, nor will there be this Friday when the boys alone, will host Rose Hill. Health guidelines and restrictions have placed the girls on the outside of the court boundary lines for this week. Hopefully, they can resume next Tuesday, when WHS travels to Winfield for basketball action there. Tuesday will be the last game of the 2020 portion of the 2020-2021 season.

Andale’s visit on Tuesday, netted them 2 of the 3 “W’s” available to them, not the big one though! 

Our varsity boys, for the first time in the last 3,959 days, defeated the Andale varsity boys, 62-59. It was a great game, a back and forth game, and everyone stepped up and did their parts. 4 of the 5 scorers for Wellington were in double-digits. Additionally, Tanner Meyer pulled a double-double, with 10 rebounds.

Tanner Meyer 23
Banks Hinshaw 12
Jack Wright 11
Berkeley Wright 10
Cope Henry 6

The last win against Andale, came on Feb. 12, 2010 – the DUKES came out on top 55-47 behind the great shooting of Mr. Jordan Edwards who pumped in 21 points to lead that effort almost 11 years ago. The Coach then, many of you will remember, was Brian Buchanan and of course Andale’s coach then and now, his brother Jeff. Always makes for a fun competition…nice to win this one! GO BIG RED!!

This was a great victory for the Crusaders and Coach Newman – they move to 3-2 and will host Rose Hill this Friday. All “3” games, like on Tuesday, will be livestreamed.

In other action, the JV boys battled hard and lost a heart-breaker, here are all the other scores and individual scoring from WHS Tuesday evening:

JR VARSITY (1-4)

AHS 47 WHS 46

RJ Clift 10
Rylan Biles 9
Deitrek Gill 8
Cope Henry 8
Keaton Hartman 6
Blake Saffell 3
Logan Swingle 2
“C” TEAM (0-3)
AHS 58 WHS 32

Maddox Black 10
Landyn Glenn 7
Chance Thomas 6
Hunter Lough 4
Jaxson Irey-Hurt 3
Andrew Helpingstine 2

 

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Steve Sturgis

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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 event year-round.