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YOUR 2017 WHS VARSITY BASEBALL BOYS! GO BIG RED!
WHS VARSITY BASEBALL 2017
The 2017 WHS Crusader Baseball Team assembled Thursday morning before practice to pose for a few individual and team pics as the 2017 season gets ready to get underway. The Crusaders will open on the road this coming Tuesday at El Dorado. First HOME action, well a few games away but they're coming!! Have a GREAT SEASON DUKES & COACHES - we got your back!

VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM - Larger File
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JR. VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM - Larger File
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WHS BASEBALL TEAM & INDIVIDUAL PICS 2017

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CLICK "KANSAS ALL-STAR SCHOLARS FUND" AD @ RIGHT!
Get signed up now SENIORS for your $1,000 post-secondary scholarship!

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SPRING BREAK 2017

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CONGRATS TO THESE CRUSADER
BASKETBALL PLAYERS!

Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital Journal
4A 1ST TEAM ALL STATE:

LAURYN SNIPES - SR

Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital Journal
4A HONORABLE MENTION ALL STATE:

A.J. SNIPES - JR
SHAYLAND FRENCH - JR
AVERY RUSK - JR

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ATTENTION MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS!
Spring Portraits will be taken on Wednesday March 29th approximately between 8 AM and 10:30 AM. Students who want to purchase pictures need to sign up in the Middle School Office or email Mrs. Koerner (askoerner@usd353.com) with the names and grades of students wanting pictures. Proofs will be sent home for approval and ordering information. If you have any questions you can call Susans Portrait Designs 620-326-2595
Thank you

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WHS 2017 ROTARY HONOREES - McCue Courtesy Photo
WHS ROTARY AWARD WINNERS
Back row (L to R): Trevor Bernd, Brock Edwards, Will Long, Carson LeGrand, Coewen Rains, Jaycee Schettler, Peighton Westmoreland
Middle row (L to R): Mallory Barker, Ashley Ewing, Laken Kimball, Madison Lewellen, Stephanie Bristow, Matthew Sinnett, Jo Tredway
Front row (L to R): Kelsie Haydon, Kayma Brand, Brecken Lawrence, Morgan Hain, Kassidy Harriger

LARGER VIEW - WHS AWARD WINNERS
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WMS 2017 ROTARY HONOREES - McCue Courtesy Photo
WMS ROTARY AWARD WINNERS
Back-Back Row: Rylee Rusk, Zac Saffell, Kayleigh Smalley, Gabby Stout
Back Row: (left to right) Colin Green, Kenny Fehrman, Kade Adams, Lexi Clift, Calli Hatfield, Katy Kenemore, Katrina Dvorak, Kaity Kreifels, Taylor Heasty, Luke Scheufler
Front Row: Alyssa Nichols, Olivia Brand, Brookelyn Buckner, Emma Dillon, Abby Tredway, Michaela Adkins-Washington, Aidan Young

LARGER VIEW - WMS AWARD WINNERS
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LIONS CLUB 2017 HONOREES - WHS Yearbook Courtesy Photo
LIONS AWARD WINNERS
"12" WHS Juniors were chosen as the 2017 Lions Award Winners in a ceremony held Wednesday morning at WHS. Those being honored were: BACK ROW L TO R: Logan Jones, Ian Groom, Hudson Ramirez, Arlis Troutman, Jaden Adams, Max Scott. FRONT ROW L TO R: Mekenna Adams, Gracie Fink, Kialee LeValley, Chaney Leonard, Braydon Jackson, Adrianna Young. (courtesy photo - WHS Yearbook)
CONGRATULATIONS CRUSADERS! AN AWESOME GROUP FOR SURE!!

LARGER VIEW - LIONS AWARD WINNERS
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Congratulations to the following
CRUSADERS & LADY CRUSADERS!

AVCTL DIV IV LEAGUE HONORS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!

CRUSADERS (BASKETBALL)
A.J. SNIPES - 1st Team
IAN KING - 2nd Team
CADE PHELPS - HON. MENTION

LADY CRUSADERS (BASKETBALL)
LAURYN SNIPES - 1st Team and MVP
AVERY RUSK - 1st Team
SHAYLAND FRENCH - 1st Team
TAYLAND FRENCH - 2nd Team
MEKENNA ADAMS - HON. MENTION

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SENIOR CHRIS KOP - 305 LB. "CLEAN"!
WHS Lift-A-Thon
It was annual WHS LIFT-A-THON time Monday evening out at the high school. The small gym was full of weightlifting equipment, student athletes and fans as lifting demonstrations kept all spectators glued to the action on the floor as Coach Aguilar and Coach Foley announced each lifter's upcoming attempts, personal bests, etc..check out the pics below!

LARGE GROUP PIC - WHS LIFT-A-THON

WHS LIFT-A-THON PICS 03.13.17

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NHS BLOOD DRIVE
The official tally won't be known until early this week but the WHS NHS Blood Drive held this past Friday at the school appears to have had over 50 units of blood donated during the 5 hour or so event! That's great students - your efforts are most commendable!!

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7th GRADER DEITREK GILL Brings Home The Gold!
WMS Math Relay Team
Congratulations to the WMS math relay team for competing well at our competition in Ark City! The 7th grade team finished in 4th place and 7th grader Deitrek Gill finished in first place in the individual competition! Great Job Knights!
Front Row L to R: Aidan Young, Morgan Bacon, Bella Brusky, Alyssa Nichols
Back Row L to R: Mathias Klinedinst, Riley Anderson, Deitrek Gill, Rachel Lee, Olivia Brand and Emma Dillon

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TALENTS WITH TEACHERS - SATURDAY @ WHS!

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SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM STATE 4A BASKETBALL ACTION!

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Shayland French BLOCK

STATE 4A GIRLS BASKETBALL UPDATE
Wellington 49 Bishop Miege 63
Lady Crusaders season ends at 17-6
WE ARE PROUD OF THESE YOUNG LADIES!

LADY CRUSADER GAME WRAP - STATE TOURNAMENT

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STATE 4A GIRLS BRACKET 2017
(UPDATED)

2017 4A SUB-STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY PIC & SMILES

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LADY CRUSADER BASKETBALL SENDOFF THURSDAY!
Pep Assy / Sendoff
The GIRLS are STATE 4A TOURNAMENT BOUND!! Here are some pics from their sendoff assembly today. Others were honored at the assembly as well, the WHS Powerlifters, the Wrestlers and more!

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"THE DREAM WALK" @ Worden Park
(WHS Seniors / Community Project)
MORE "DREAM WALK" INFO

GAZEBO RAFFLE INFO
For ticket info email Kelsie at
17khaydon@usd353.com or stop by WHS!

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AVCTL DIV IV WRESTLING HONORS ANNOUNCED
Congratulations Crusaders!!
120 - Tim Schmidt - Honorable Mention, 132 - Kyle Clem - 2nd Team, 138 - Kadin Heacock - Honorable Mention, 145 - Andrew Wolf - 2nd Team, 152 - Seth Tunnell - Honorable Mention, 160 - Dylan Ferguson - 2nd Team, 182 - Aaron Schoemann - 1st Team, 195 - Ian Groom - 2nd Team, 220 - Matt McComb - 2nd Team

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(17-5) WHS LADY CRUSADERS are STATE 4A TOURNEY BOUND!
Lauryn Snipes
The WHS Lady Crusaders' desires to return to the STATE 4A TOURNAMENT in Salina for the 2nd consecutive year was tooooo much for the Lady Rockets of Rose Hill to overcome, even on their home court Saturday evening in the 38-35 WHS, 4A Sub-State Championship Final Game. A close game throughout, fraught with foul problems at times, the never say die Lady Crusaders held on for a close 3 pt win to advance (again, for the 2nd consecutive time) to STATE 4A TOURNAMENT action in Salina commencing on Thursday of this coming week. #6 seed Wellington vs #3 seed Shawnee Mission Miege @ 8:15PM / Tony's Pizza Event Center. Scoring honors go to both Avery Rusk and Lauryn Snipes, both with 13. Clutch free-throw shooting by RUSK down the stretch sealed the deal for Wellington's trip north next week. Shayland French had 7 pts., followed by Jacelyn Buck with 3 and Tayland French with 2. A large contingent of Crusader Fans were on hand for this game (and the boys game) - the crowd erupted at the buzzer - we're going back to SALINA!!

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MULVANE pulls away in the 4th for the win
A.J. Snipes
The WHS Crusader Boys were coming on strong at just the right time of the season, easily downing host Rose Hill on Thursday in opening day 4A Sub-State action 59-44. In the Championship Final Saturday vs Mulvane, the Wildcats jumped out early on the Crusaders but the RED TEAM battled back. At halftime, it was knotted at 28! Hot outside shooting though by Mulvane would prove the difference in the end. Numerous "3's" throughout the game stretched the Wildcat lead, and eventually a 2nd trip in 3 years to the State 4A Tournament for the Crusaders was in jeopardy. At the final buzzer, the Wildcats were on top 65-57 and the season would end for Wellington @ 8-14. Mulvane advances on to Salina for State Tournament action commencing on Wednesday. Their record now stands at 9-13 and they won't be the only sub .500 team at Tony's Pizza Event Center when the whistle blows on Wednesday. Congratulations to Wellington for an "almost" season of greater success - many close battles, overtime games and more. Most if not all of the regular starters will return next year which bodes well for the 2017-2018 season. Congrats on a rugged and hard fought season Crusaders! SCORING: A.J. Snipes 28, Ian King 7, Silas Popplewell 7, Cade Phelps 6, Grey Hatfield 3, Will Long 2, Jack Walton 2, Therin Frame 2.

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STATE MEDALISTS - Matthew Mason * Jaycee Schettler * Brooke McCorkle
Powerlifters
(courtesy photo)
STATE POWERLIFTING MEET @ GODDARD (Saturday)
Brooke McCorkle- 2nd Bench (170lbs)
Matthew Mason- 1st Clean (240lbs) 1st Squat (315lbs)
Jaycee Schettler-2nd Squat (215lbs) 1st Bench (160lbs) New State Record
1st Clean (185lbs) New State Record
CONGRATULATIONS JAYCEE, MATTHEW & BROOKE!!

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Congratulations to these 8 WMS WRESTLERS - returning from the PIONEER LEAGUE END OF SEASON TOURNAMENT in Clearwater on Saturday with 8 MEDALS!! Awesome!!
(Click Name For Medal Pic!)
LAKEN SMITH 80 lbs. - 3rd
COLBY FAIR 105 lbs. - 4th
WYATT ELDRIDGE 127 lbs. - 2nd
MIKE CULLUNS 134 lbs. - 1st
TRYSTAN JOHNSON 141 lbs. - 1st
PEYTON SMITH 180 lbs. - 1st
HAGEN WRIGHT 215 lbs. - 3rd
KENNY FEHRMAN 265 lbs. - 1st

SEASON OVERVIEW 2017
80 - Laken Smith (10-5), 85 - Trent Johnson (5-12), 90 - OPEN, 95 - OPEN, 100 - OPEN, 105 - Colby Fair (0-15), 110 - OPEN, 115 - Colin Green (1-7), 120 - Parker Smith (7-11), 127 - Wyatt Eldridge (5-3), 134 - Mike Culluns (16-2), 141 - Trystan Johnson (13-4), 148 - Aiden Young (2-14), 155 - OPEN, 165 - OPEN, 180 - Peyton Smith (16-0), 215 - Hagen Wright (12-5), 265 - Kenny Fehrman (13-0)

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LADY CRUSADERS WIN BIG - A TOUGH ONE AWAITS!
Lady Crusader Basketball
It was semi-final action in Rose Hill Friday evening for the Lady Crusaders, Lady Vikings, Lady Rockets and Lady Wildcats. In the opener, our very own WHS Lady Crusaders pulled away in the 2nd half vs Winfield, much like the Crusaders on Thursday did vs Rose Hill. Up only 4 at half, the Wellington girls Friday doubled their score by 3rd quarters' end and added another 15 down the stretch to defeat the Lady Vikings and send them packing for another year, final score Wellington 57 Winfield 38.

In the nightcap Friday, host Rose Hill downed Mulvane 48-24 to advance and meet up for the 4th time this season with the Lady Crusaders on Saturday in the SUB-STATE 4A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME beginning at 6:00PM at Rose Hill HS. Following that game, it will be Wellington's Crusaders vs Mulvane's Wildcats! (also for the 4th time this season) The winners of these two games Saturday advance to the STATE 4A BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT next week in Salina. Wellington could have two teams at the State Tournament, which would be the 2nd year in a row for the Lady Crusaders and the 2nd time in 3 years for the Crusaders to make State appearances.

In the Wellington vs Winfield contest, the Lady Crusaders jumped out to an early lead but the Lady Vikings battled back and were within 4 pts. when the 1st half buzzer sounded. After the break though, Wellington exploded offensively, outscoring Winfield 22-10 in the 3rd and 15 -10 in the final qtr. The Lady Crusaders had "3" in double figures: Avery Rusk 18, Shayland French 12, Lauryn Snipes 12, Tayland French 8, Mekenna Adams 3, Jacelyn Buck 3, Chloe Wilson 1. The win advances the Lady Crusaders to 16-5 and sets the stage for another possible trip to the State 4A Tournament next week.

CRUSADER HEARTS are beating strong - GO BIG RED!

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The CRUSADERS out-fire the ROCKETS and ADVANCE!
Crusader Basketball
It's the time of season in high school basketball that you either "do" or "die"...Thursday evening at Rose Hill, the Wellington Boys were the "do" boys and walked away with a 59-44 Sub-State 4A victory over the host Rose Hill. The game was close thru 2 qtrs. but after halftime, Wellington got the hot hand and pulled away, after being up only 2, they outscored the Rockets 22-14 and 17-12 the final 2 qtrs for the easy 15 pt. victory. Cade Phelps, Ian King and A.J. Snipes were scoring machines, combining for 49 of the 59 team points. The win (their 8th of the season) keeps their hopes alive and gives them the shot any team wants, a chance to advance on to the State 4A Tournament next week in Salina. The only obstacle in their way now is Mulvane.

In the opener Thursday, Mulvane downed Winfield 60-47 to advance to the championship showdown with the Crusaders Saturday evening at 7:30PM. This 4A Boys Sub-State Championship game should be a good one! It will be the 4th time this season Mulvane and Wellington will have played...to date, Mulvane leads that series 2-1, having won at home and at the Chaparral Roadrunner Classic back in January. The Crusaders topped the Wildcats on our home court just a couple weeks ago. Forget about the 2-1 stuff though (except the part where they say it's hard to beat someone 3 times in 1 year!), if you add up all the points each team has scored against the other this season in those 3 games - it be 207 and 207!

(8-13) Mulvane (advances) vs (2-19) Winfield (season ends)
(8-13) Wellington (advances) vs (5-16) Rose Hill (season ends)

CRUSADER HEARTS are beating strong - GO BIG RED!

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Read Across America Day 2017It is NEA's "Read Across America Day" today across the nation. A program that begun in 1998, today is the 20th observation of the event. Here in Wellington, members of WHS's "Crusaders of the Stage" performed at the elementary schools and then spent time in each classroom reading to the students. An awesome event and awesome way to encourage and reward reading. First stop was Washington Elementary this morning with more stops planned for Eisenhower, Lincoln and Kennedy by school day's end.

READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY 2017 - More Info!

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"THE DREAM WALK" @ Worden Park
(WHS Seniors / Community Project)
MORE "DREAM WALK" INFO

GAZEBO RAFFLE INFO
For ticket info email Kelsie at
17khaydon@usd353.com or stop by WHS!

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"LAPTOPS FOR COLLEGE" PROGRAM
Click For Details!

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STATE 4A WRESTLING TOURNAMENT COLOR GUARD @ SALINA!
State 4A Wrestling Color Guard
WHS JR. AARON SCHOEMANN MEDALS @ State 4A Tournament!

WHS Crusaders have completed their action at the State 4A Wrestling Tournament in Salina this weekend. Junior Aaron Schoemann is returning home with 5th Place hardware after going 4-2 over the 2 day event. No Crusader has won "4" matches at State since 2007 when Kody Page won the 215 lb. State Championship! Freshman Kanden Young and Junior Ian Groom were also in action on Friday, both ended up 0-2 but both battled hard and represented well! Congrats to all 3 - special congrats to Aaron - you are a medalist CRUSADER and still have 1 more year to go - dare to dream - all of you!!

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INDIVIDUAL OUTCOMES @ STATE 4A TOURNAMENT

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FRIDAY RESULTS HERE @ WHS vs COLLEGIATE
Shayland French
VARSITY GIRLS: WHS 51 CHS 22
End Regular Season @ 15-5
JV GIRLS: WHS 42 CHS 11

LADY CRUSADER ACTION PICS vs COLLEGIATE

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Ian King
"C" TEAM BOYS: WHS 65 CHS 60
End Season @ 13-3
JV BOYS: WHS 51 CHS 41
VARSITY BOYS: WHS 51 CHS 72
End Regular Season @ 7-13

SENIOR NIGHT CEREMONY PICS

CRUSADER ACTION PICS vs COLLEGIATE

INDIVIDUAL SCORING OVERVIEW vs COLLEGIATE

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MORGAN & ANNIKA PUSHIN' THE PASTA!
WHS FFA SPAGHETTI DINNER-AUCTION
The annual WHS FFA Spaghetti Dinner and Labor Auction was held Monday evening at WHS - a nice sized turnout with lots of spaghetti, desserts and more!

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CAREER DAY PRESENTERS @ WHS (incl. William Shakespeare!)  WHS CAREER DAY
Numerous presenters spent time with local students at WHS this past week, introducing them to careers they may or may not have been aware of. The use of technology, the talents and skills necessary for different occupations, even how hobbies and other skills can contribute career-wise, etc. were points of discussion and more!

WHS CAREER DAY COURTESY PICS 02.15.17

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WHS.CC PROMO

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