Lady Crusaders WIN Cheney Early Season Tournament Championship!

The Varsity Lady Crusaders SHINED this week (and all season thus far) at the CHENEY EARLY SEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT. Still undefeated on the season, the usual champion, CHENEY themselves, were relegated to the 3rd place game after Wellington downed them, 45-39 earlier in the week. In the championship game on Saturday, it was the Varsity Lady Crusaders and Pratt HS, a team the ladies dominated the entire contest on Saturday. Up 40-17 at half and eventual final score of 66-47, the ladies in red clinched the title away from Cheney (and Pratt of course) – smiles all the way around. Congratulations to Airalyn Frame, Valerie Norwood, and Ali Zeka, for their selection to the ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM! Great Job! (Tourney Overview) The Lady Crusaders had 3 players in double-digits in Saturday’s action, the team was on a mission, mission accomplished!

Pratt 47 WHS 66 


Airalyn Frame 19
Brit Zeka 18
Valerie Norwood 11
Kami Reichenberger 9
Ali Zeka 5
Ashlyn Gerten 4

Airalyn Frame
Valerie Norwood
Ali Zeka


Congratulations Ladies!!

The JV Lady Crusaders, came up just short, in a game that would follow the Championship action. Final score there was WHS JV 21 Pratt JV 26.
WHS 21 Pratt 26

Ella Goodrum 11
Bailee Johnson 4
Kenna Dale 4
Kaitlyn Kessler 2


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.