Practices Resume for Crusaders / Return to ACTION Soon!

The WHS Basketball and Wrestling Teams resumed practice over the weekend as the final week of Christmas/New Year’s Break begins. School resumes next Tuesday, January 7th for USD 353 students. School resumes for Staff one day earlier, next Monday, January 6th for “In-Service” training.

It was announced officially just before break began that WHS has been selected as 1 of 4 “4A Regional Boys Wrestling” venues, an event that takes place the weekend before State 4A Wrestling (Feb 28 & Feb 29) in Salina. Regional action will be held at “4” – 4A schools on Friday Feb. 21st and Saturday Feb. 22nd. In addition to Wellington, Louisburg HS, Garnett Anderson County HS, and Concordia HS will be Regional 4A host schools as well.

Schools coming to Wellington on Feb. 21st & 22nd, in alphabetical order, Andale, Augusta, Clearwater, El Dorado, Holcomb, Hugoton, Mulvane, Pratt, Rose Hill, Circle, Ulysses, Wichita Trinity Academy and Winfield. The TOP 4 finishers in each wt. class, from each Regional, advance to Salina on Feb. 28th and 29th for 4A State action. At present, WHS has (2) Varsity wrestlers undefeated, 195 lb. Sr. Kanden Young @ 15-0 and 220 lb. Jr. Kenny Fehrman @ 14-0. 138 lb. Sophomore Michael Cullens is at 8-4. (2 of those losses early on at 132 lbs). His freshman sister Anna, faring quite well at 113 lbs, as is freshman Devion Smith at 132 lbs, who secured WHS’s first league team win this season, pinning Clearwater’s King, in that dual’s final match, just before break, in the first period. Final WHS 42 CHS 38.

Action resumes for the varsity grapplers on Friday, January 10th / 11th @ Rossville HS. Good luck to them!!!

Post-break basketball action for the (3-2) Varsity Girls and (5-0) JV Girls on Tuesday, Jan. 7th, HERE at HOME vs Winfield. This will be the first day back from break. Action for the (2-3) Varsity Boys, (1-4) JV Boys, and (3-1) “C” Team Boys resumes on the 7th HERE as well – here are the start times / locations for that action:

4:15PM // “C” Team Boys (Aux. Gym) – JV Girls (Main Gym)
5:45PM // JV Boys (Aux. Gym)
6:00PM // Varsity Girls (Main Gym)
7:30PM // Varsity Boys (Main Gym)

The Crusaders and Lady Crusaders will HOST again, the first week back, on Friday, January 10th vs Clearwater. The schedule, for Tuesday the 7th will apply to Friday the 10th (and all HOME GAMES this season) as well. Junior Tanner Meyer is averaging almost 18 pts. a game, Sophomore Ali Zeka, almost 12. Good Luck as action gets underway again soon out at WHS!!

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.