The Crusader and Lady Crusader basketball squads took their last regular season road trip Friday evening to Spartanville, i.e. Wichita Collegiate. Congratulations to our Lady Crusaders, both Varsity and JV grabbing "W's" away from the Lady Spartan hosts...a tougher night for the boys though, the results follow:
WHS 46 CHS 64 (5-13) (2-6)
Ian King 16, Jihad Mutazammil 9, Joe Ybarra 9, Silas Popplewell 6, DeAndre Washington 2, Grey Hatfield 2
UPDATE 022418 (10:30am)
Day 2 results - Ian Groom (195) and Matt McComb (220), after going 1-1 in Friday action, each suffered their 2nd and final loss this morning at the State 4A Tournament at Tony's Pizza Events Center, formerly the Bicentennial Center.
After 276 matches, involving 15 4A schools, at the 4A Wrestling Regional held at Ark City HS, tickets were punched for the State 4A Tournament in Salina next weekend and "3" Crusaders are on their way! As a team, Wellington finished 7th (75.0) out of 15 Teams. Arkansas City placed first (264.5), Andover Central second (165.5), and Pratt third (128.0).
Congratulations to SENIOR IAN GROOM (195 lbs) for his 2nd place finish. Ian is 35-7 on the season and this will be his 2nd consecutive trip to the State Tournament.
The WHS Crusader and Lady Crusader basketball squads ventured into Wildcat country Friday evening and nearly escaped unscathed. Overall, the teams in RED won 4, lost 1 - here's the tallies for the WHS Hoopsters:
WHS 53 MHS 61 (5-12) (2-5)
Ian King 22, Jihad Mutazammil 13, Joe Ybarra 8, Jack Walton 5, DeAndre Washington 2, Grey Hatfield 1
Congratulations to Sr. Ian Groom, who will wrestle for the Regional 4A Championship and has qualified for State 4A tournament next weekend! Here's how Friday went for the Crusaders in the double-elimination event:
Brennan Cantrell (5-4) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points. (Has to win 3 matches Saturday to advance to State 4A)
The WHS Choir under the direction of Jessica Coldwell were out and about today, singing "VALENGRAMS" to individuals and audiences across the Land of Crusaders! They started the day off at WHS, singing to the WHS teachers at their "Late Start Wednesday Meeting"...check out their sound - very good!!
(courtesy WHS Yearbook)