DUKE CANDIDATES 2016-2017 @ WHS!
This year's DUKE CANDIDATES were announced Friday out at WHS - congratulations to Brock Edwards, Noah Rinehart, Connor Burnett, Matthew Mason & Lukas Soria! Closer to the coronation we will also be posting FORMAL PICS of the candidates here on the CRUSADER WEBSITE!! Congrats again to all "5" - awesome group and now part of a tradition that has lived on here at WHS for many decades - read on!!
FIRST DUKE OF WELLINGTON @ WHS - NEEL GOODRUM!
THE HISTORY OF OUR WHS DUKE!
The 1st WHS Duke was crowned at the Basketball Bounce on March 15, 1948! His name was Neel Goodrum. Other candidates included Charles Tibbs, Eddie Howell, Gordon Goodrum and Joe Smith. The MEGAPHONE (yearbook) sponsor at the time, a Ms. Helen Mills, was quoted saying at the first crowning, "We hope the Duke of Wellington will become a lasting tradition and a pleasant memory of high school life..." Well Ms. Mills, the 70th DUKE of WELLINGTON will be crowned in less than 2 weeks - your hope in 1948 lives on in 2017 at the HOME OF THE CRUSADERS - WHS!
HAVEN WILDCAT CLASSIC BRACKET 2017
Coming this week beginning Thursday!
SATURDAY/January 28, 2017
WHS LADY CRUSADERS @ HAVEN HS - TBD
WHS WRESTLING @ Andover HS - 9AM
FROSH BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNEY HERE -9AM
vs Clearwater, Kingman, Rose Hill
FROSH GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNEY HERE -9AM
vs Kingman, Rose Hill, Goddard
WMS 7/8 WRESTLING @ Valley Center - 9AM
"LAPTOPS FOR COLLEGE" PROGRAM
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LOCAL YOUTH BOWLERS DOMINATE!
Wellington "YOUTH" Bowlers fared well at the Youth State Tournament in Olathe...congrats to Kylen Smith, 1st place singles (766), Kayla Reynolds, 1st place singles (746) and the JuJu Nike Hawks, 1st place team (2801) w/ Makayla Brownlee, Isobella Brusky, Kayla Reynolds and "substitute" Leigh Garrett! Also pictured, Mr. Bill Day, owner of Meadow Lanes Bowling Alley here in Wellington! GREAT JOB!!
UNEXPECTED TENDERNESS @ WHS!
Friday evening was opening night for the latest STAGE PRODUCTION at Wellington High School.The curtain went up at 7PM Friday and Saturday for the drama, "UNEXPECTED TENDERNESS", a poignant story about a dysfunctional Jewish family in Massachusetts. For more about the play - CLICK HERE
CHAPARRAL ROADRUNNER CLASSIC UPDATE (Saturday Action)
Wellington 68 Kingman 41
Cade Phelps 19, Ian King 18, A.J. Snipes 14, Khalil Boyer 8,
Coewen Rains 7, Silas Popplewell 2
The Crusaders finish 7th at 2017 Roadrunner Classic.
CHAPARRAL ROADRUNNER CLASSIC UPDATE (Friday Action)
Wellington 67 Mulvane 73
Cade Phelps 19, A.J. Snipes 17, Ian King 13, Khalil Boyer 11
Jack Walton 5, De Andre Washington 2
UPDATE: The Andale Varsity Wrestlers defeated Rose Hill Thursday evening 43-33. The Andale victory handed the AVCTL DIV IV LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP to the CRUSADERS!
220 lb. MATT McCOMB SEALS THE DEAL!
Exciting wrestling action out at WHS Thursday evening - league dual action with Mulvane with the league title still up for grabs. Mulvane jumped out early on the Crusaders, winning 3 of the first 4 matches (all by pins) before the Crusaders would begin their rally to victory, secured by 220 lb Matt McComb who unexpectedly and heroically, pinned his opponent to the joyous outcry of fans and teammates - really great stuff! In the end it was Wellington 39 Mulvane 34. Wellington and Mulvane are now both at 3-1 in league, Rose Hill is 1-1 and has duals with Andale and Clearwater soon, those results will determine league results in the end. At worse though, the Crusaders have sealed up at least a CO-CHAMPIONSHIP for 2017. Here are Thursday's results:
106 - Montana Heacock (pin - loss) 0-6
113 - Tim Schmidt (13-9 dec - win) 3-6
120 - Malachi Macias (pin - loss) 3-12
126 - Daniel Schmidt (pin - loss) 3-18
132 - Blake Bales (open - win) 9-18
138 - Kyle Clem (pin - win) 15 - 18
145 - Kadin Heacock (pin - win) 21-18
152 - Kanden Young (pin - loss) 21-24
160 - Seth Tunnell (12-0 dec - loss) 21-28
170 - Dylan Ferguson (4-0 dec - win) 24-28
182 - Aaron Shoemann (7-2 dec - win) 27-28
195 - Ian Groom (pin - win) 33-28
220 - Matt McComb (pin - WIN) 39-28
285 - Kyle Parsons (pin - loss) 39-34
GIRLS (Overall Records thru Jan. 19th)
8A: (10-0), 8B: (10-0), 7A: (10-0), 7B: (6-4)
BOYS (Overall Records thru Jan. 19th)
8A: (1-9), 8B: (2-8), 7A: (7-3), 7B: (5-4)
BASKETBALL * The NON-CONTACT Sport!
WHS JR. CADE PHELPS
WELLINGTON 57 CONWAY SPRINGS 60
Ian King 15, Cade Phelps 14, Khalil Boyer 13, A.J. Snipes 9, Therin Frame 5, Will Long 1
The Varsity Boys will play Mulvane on Friday
(who lost to Ark City 71-43) @ 3:00PM
MARISA BLACK / ALL-STATE HONOR BAND SELECTEE!!
On Saturday, Jan. 7th, Marisa Black and Alex Hardin auditioned for the All-State Honor Band that will rehearse and perform as a part of the Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop to be held Feb. 23rd to 25th in Wichita. Marisa was selected to be a part of this band, earning a 4th chair seating in the flute section out of the 12 others that were selected. Marisa competed against students from all over Kansas. To win a spot, and to place so high, in this Honor Band is a very difficult thing to do, and is a true honor. Alex didn't make the final cut but to audition for the All-State Honor Band is a remarkable achievement in and of itself. Congrats to Marisa and to Alex for their respective outcomes in band this year! Two more young folks at WHS that the entire community can be proud of!!
Quoting from the Kansas Music Educators Association website, "The KMEA All-State Bands perform each year at the annual In-Service Workshop at the Century II Convention Center in Wichita. Students are selected via a rigorous audition process that starts at the district level. Students who perform at the district level are then eligible to audition for selection to the All-State instrumental ensembles. Thus, the All-State student musicians are truly “the best of the best.”" Congrats again to these fine Crusaders!
"C" TEAM GIRLS: Winfield 47 Wellington 18
McKenna Jones 8, Delaney Parkey 4, Kylie Aufdengarten 2, Natalie Henning 2, Ellie Buresh 2
JV GIRLS: Winfield 48 Wellington 32
Chloe Wilson 7, Taylor Meyer 5, McKenna Jones 4, Taryn Stoddard 4, Ellie Buresh 4, Gracie Fink 2, Kylie Auftengarten 2, Jacelyn Buck 2, Natalie Henning 2
VARSITY GIRLS: Winfield 27 Wellington 49
(Move to 7-3 on the season - 5th WIN in a row!)
Lauryn Snipes 15, Avery Rusk 14, Tayland French 6, Shayland French 6, Chloe Wilson 5, Mekenna Adams 3
Let’s show our Crusader Pride and White Out the Night on Friday, February 10th at the home basketball games. Wear your PROJECT PROM CRUSADER PRIDE WHITE-OUT Shirt (which will be arriving soon) or any WHITE SHIRT!