After 24 hr rain delay Monday, final day action continued in Junction City at the State Babe Ruth 15 yo Tournament. In single elimination bracket play Tuesday, Wellington fell to Liberal in the semi-final 6-9 to end their season. Liberal, who has won the State Championship the past 2 years, would move on to meet and defeat Parsons 11-2 in the title game for their 3rd consecutive championship. Earlier in the day, Parsons defeated Galena 11-1 to advance to the grande finale. Congrats to Wellington on a fine summer season - thanks for the fun ride! Scroll down for more Babe Ruth coverage!
MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL CAMP UNDERWAY
Warming up at Wednesday's Middle School Football Camp
Nearly "2 doz" 7th & 8th graders are taking part in the
1st annual Zane Aguilar Middle School Football Camp out at WHS Wednesday and Thursday evening this week. Coach Aguilar and his assistants are putting the young student- athletes through the rigors with football season just over the horizon. Fundamental instruction and exercise along with numerous water breaks as the temps hovered in the low 90's w/ lots of humidity. Enrollment is less than 2 weeks away and the first day of official football practices across the State are less than 3 weeks away...summer break is beginning to fade....GO BIG RED!!
MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL CAMP INFO
7th grade and 8th grade
YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP UNDERWAY
Water break during Monday's Youth Football Camp
Coach Zane Aguilar's YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP 2016 got underway Monday evening out at the WHS practice fields. A large contingent of future Crusaders took part in day 1 of 2 of this year's camp. Coach Aguilar and all the other coaches on hand put the young athletes through the rigors with breaks for water as well. Not as hot as some camps have been but it was obviously still summertime! Youth Camp concludes this evening and Middle School Camp will commence Wednesday and run through Thursday. Each attendee gets a T-Shirt - there is a $10 fee for the camp. GO BIG RED!
YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP INFO
1st grade through 6th grade
Official 2016 FALL SPORTS practices begin on Aug. 15th across the State of Kansas but only for those student athletes who have physician and parent/guardian signed athletic physicals on file at their respective school. (A signed concussion form is also required). No forms, no practice. Please get with your family physician to schedule an appointment for a physical. Some insurance policies may cover physical exams but you'll have to check with your physician's office for that info. Official Fall Sports practices are just 1 month away - don't get caught without signed forms on August 15th and not be able to start practice! GO BIG RED!!
PSQ - MONDAYS thru THURSDAYS
2016 SUMMER PSQ SCHEDULE
Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays at WHS
Wednesdays at Football Field
ENROLLMENT IS SLATED FOR AUG. 9TH THRU 11TH – all schools will enroll at Wellington High School
at the following times:
APPLICATION FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICED MEALS
You may print these application forms and return them to the food service table at enrollment or return them anytime to Lincoln Elementary, 104 South F Street.
You will also be able to pick up your KS STAR REWARD CARD at time of enrollment.
If you are enrolling a kindergarten student, be aware of the following items you will need:
KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT CHECKLIST
Up-to-date Shot Records
Social Security Card
Proof of Address
All of the ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS and the MIDDLE SCHOOL have “SUPPLY LISTS” students need to provide. Those lists are now posted on www.usd353.com for your convenience. The Free and Reduced Lunch application forms will also be posted there SOON – if you qualify, it’s a time-saver for you to print off those forms and fill them out prior to arriving at enrollment but you can do either!
The first official day of school for the students for 2016-2017 is Tuesday, August 23rd! The only exception to that is at WHS, only Freshmen and New Students will attend that first day (23rd) for orientation. The sophomores, juniors and seniors will report for their first day on Wednesday, August 24th!
Wellington 15 yo's Lose Close One in Semi-Final
(TUESDAY) After a 24 hour rain delay, the bats were crackin' again in Junction City on Tuesday. Down to "4" teams and one would emerge as champion. In the opener, Parsons took easy care of Galena, winning 11-1 and advancing to the Championship Game which would match them up with the Wellington vs Liberal winner. Coach Struble reports the Wellington boys battled hard and never gave up but in the end undefeated Liberal took the win 9-6 and advanced to face Parsons for the BIG TROPHY. (Liberal would win the State Title for the 3rd straight year, final score vs Parsons 11-2)Julian Jimenez was named MVP after pitching 5 great innings for Wellington. DeAndre Washington rec'd the WOW Award for great defensive catches and great bat action at the plate. The loss ends this year's 15 yo All-Stars season - and ends play for them in the 13-15 yo Babe Ruth League...a good bunch of young athletes - you have represented well! Keep it goin' as you advance!
(SUNDAY) Good news from Junction City - the Wellington 15 yo All-Stars defeated a very strong Parsons team Sunday, 7-0 in the State Babe Ruth Tournament. This is pool play through Sunday and Wellington's win knotted their record (2-1) with the records of Chapman, who beat Wellington Friday and now Sunday Parsons, who lost to Wellington. The top 2 will advance to single elimination bracket play Monday and DRUM ROLL PLEASE...........our Wellington boys got the nod via pre-established tie-break criteria and will advance to Championship play Monday along with Parsons and the top 2 teams from the other pool (3-0 Liberal and 2-1 Galena). WOW - what a tournament and what a day for Wellington!! Jack Nuss went the distance on the mound for Wellington Sunday and was named MVP as well - Michael Ledbetter rec'd the WOW Award for a hard hit opposite field triple to right and several good defensive plays at third. Congrats to Jack and Michael! All these boys are on a roll - tough day ahead Monday - keep 'em in your thoughts and send WINNING VIBES towards Junction City - the Wellington Boys are in the HUNT and the huntin' is goin' to be good!! Hoot - Hoot!!!! Bracket play begins Monday at 10AM with Parsons squaring off against Galena. At 12:30PM, Wellington goes up against a very tough Liberal team. The two winners from those 2 games will vie for the State Title at 3:00PM today - GO WELLINGTON!!
(SATURDAY) Good news from Junction City - our 15 yo All-Stars defeated host Junction City Saturday at the State Babe Ruth Tournament - final score 12-2 and it took just 5 innings! In pool play, our boys are now 1-1, along with Chapman...Junction City falls to 0-2 and Parsons is 2-0. Wellington takes on Parsons Sunday @ 3:30PM - obviously an important contest! The top 2 teams from this pool of "4" and the top 2 from the other pool will square off on Monday in single elimination bracket play for the State Championship. That winner Monday will advance on to the MWP Regional Tournament in Burlington, CO. Congratulations Saturday also to Matt Rinehart, MVP and Grey Hatfield, the WOW Award recipient...awesome job gentlemen - way to go Wellington - take it to Parsons Sunday!!! Good Luck!
(FRIDAY) Our 15 yo All-Stars in first day State Babe Ruth Tournament play fell to Chapman 7 -12...Jack Nuss rec'd MVP honors for Wellington, Hayden Baker was the WOW Award recipient...congrats to Jack and Hayden!! Next up for Wellington in pool play - host Junction City this evening at 7:30PM - Good Luck Guys!
(SATURDAY) Good win today by our Wellington 16-18 yo's at the Babe Ruth Midwest Plains Regional being played in Holyoke, Colorado. The "DUKES" downed Lamar, CO 6-3 in 8 innings. Wellington's Cade Phelps was named PLAYER OF THE GAME. Cade went the distance on the mound, allowed just 4 hits, struck out 10 and allowed just 1 earned run. The PLAY OF THE GAME award went to Wellington's Therin Frame who laid out to snag a line drive at short stop early in the contest. Congratulations to Wellington on their win today!
Unfortunately, in their pool, although 3 of the 4 teams were 1-2 overall, (including Wellington) using established tie-breaker criteria, Lamar will advance to Single Elimination Bracket Play on Sunday, along with the other pool team Missouri (who went 3-0) over the past 3 days. Good tournament Wellington - we are proud of the way you represented yourselves and your community!!
(FRIDAY) In 16-18 yo Midwest Plains Regional Baseball action, the Wellington Dukes fall to 0-2 in pool play - final score Friday: Missouri 21 Wellington 7 (5 innings). Derek Driskell at shortstop was lauded for the "play of the game". Pool play continues today for Wellington when they go up against Colorado at 2:00PM.
(THURSDAY) Wellington 16-18 YO's lose pool play opener 4-9 vs East Twins, MN. Next up Missouri at 1:30PM Friday and then Colorado @ 2:00PM Saturday. The Top 2 teams from the 2 pools will advance to Single Elimination Bracket Play on Sunday for the Regional Championship. The play of the game was a dynamic double play pulled off by Wellington involving Therin Frame, Connor Burnett and Chevy Nuss!
GO BIG RED!
2016 MWP REGIONAL 16-18YO BABE RUTH BRACKET
Wellington finished 1-2 in Regional action
WELLINGTON 15 YO'S ARE DISTRICT CHAMPIONS!
The Wellington 15 YO All-Stars made it 3 for 3 on Sunday afternoon, winning easily in the Babe Ruth District Tournament here in Wellington, featuring Wellington and 4 other teams (SEK, Derby, Rose Hill and Clearwater) Julian Jimenez was on the mound (pictured) for Wellington and went the distance (4 innings) in the 24-0 run rule victory for the boys in red. Julian was named MVP for that and great aggressive base running and scoring as well. The WOW Award went to Caleb Reichenberger, among other things, he smacked a solid triple to left to add to the 2nd inning attack when Wellington scored 16 runs to jump out to a 20-0 lead...when it's over, it's over. Clearwater had played just before the Championship Game, beating Rose Hill in a tight contest to advance 8-7. The double-header wore heavily on the boys in blue though who's lack of aggressive play and lack of pitching took it's toll early in the championship finale. Wellington will advance now to the State 13-15 yo Tournament later this week in Junction City where they will square off against Chapman at 2:30PM Friday afternoon. Other teams at State will include Liberal, Cottonwood Valley, Chanute, host Junction City and 3 others yet to be identified on the bracket. Good District Championship gentlemen - keep 'er going at State!!!
This past week was FOOTBALL CAMP out at WHS and about "60" Freshmen thru Seniors were on hand Monday morning for their first of 5 camp days under the direction of this year's new Head Football Coach Zane Aguilar. Coach Aguilar, a WHS graduate, will be joined by 7 assistants this season, 6 of those 7, WHS Graduates. The torch has passed and they're a great bunch! Assisting Zane and listed in no particular order, Ross Foley who came to Wellington from Cheney and BCCC a couple seasons ago, also WHS grads Ryan Elder, Nick Wellington, John McComb, Tony Ybarra, Tim Lira and Rick Phelps.
This past week was VOLLEYBALL CAMP week out at WHS
through Thursday. The HS Camp will run daily from 7AM - 9AM, followed by MS and Future Camps until Noon. A couple dozen young ladies were on hand this morning for opening day of the HS CAMP under the overall tutelage of new Head Coach Hannah Shuck.