May 2022

Crusader Swimming at League

WHS junior Jensen Lynnes swam in Crusader crimson Saturday morning at the AVCTL League Swim Meet held at Andover High School! It was the first time since State last season that Lynnes has swum as an official Wellington swimmer, and it was also the Crusader Yearbook’s first opportunity ever to make it to a meet since she has been involved in high school swim starting in 2020.

Tennis takes 4th at State


State Tennis Wrap-Up

Junior Jax Cornejo and senior doubles partners Carson Rademacher and Justin Norris advanced to Day 2 of the State tournament in Winfield held today, and all three medaled!


Jax Cornejo - 4TH PLACE

Loss v. Davian Spies (Buhler) 1-6, 5-7

Loss v. Jaden Fox (McPherson) 3-6, 0-6


Norris/Rademacher - 6TH PLACE

WIN v. Gorman/Luke (Hayden) 9-3

Loss v. Metzger/Middleton (Circle) 6-9


Seniors honored at Class Night

Class Night was held Wednesday, May 11, in the high school gymnasium.  Seniors were presented with scholarships, awards, certificates, and cords.  The 2022 inductee to the Crusader Wall of Recognition was also announced.

Presentations/awards were as follows:

Moundbuilder Spirit Award Scholarship to Southwestern College– Matthew Pryce

JR Metzen Scholarship - Rylan Biles

Patsy McNett Education Scholarship – Alora Shuck and Mikayla Elmore

Baseball, Softball hold Senior Night

Yesterday afternoon the Varsity Baseball and Softball teams hosted their last home games of the season and held Senior Night between the double headers at Sellers and Worden Park. The announcers thanked the seniors for their representation these last four years and their families for supporting their student athletes and WHS activities.

Riley Anderson - daughter of Davin and Amy Anderson

Rylan Biles - son of Tyler Biles and Brandi and Jacob Peterson

Airalyn Frame - daughter of Daniel and Lisa Frame

Kaiden Hernandez - son of Phillip and Maria Hernandez

Golf team takes League title

Wellington hosted the league tournament on Tuesday, May 10, and every team member medaled in the Top 10! Seniors Deitrek Gill, Brett Wyckoff, Laken Smith, and Caden Lawrence placed 1st-4th and received 1st Team All-League Honors! Freshman Owen Farley and senior RJ Clift tied for 8th and earned 2nd Team Honors! Additionally, Coach Ginter was named Division IV Coach of the Year! Great day, Crusaders!

Individual Results:

1 - D. Gill 67

2 - B. Wyckoff 79

3 - L. Smith 81

4 - C. Lawrence 83

8 - O. Farley 89

8 - R. Clift 89

Steve Sturgis inducted to Crusader Wall of Recognition

Wellington High School will honor Steve Sturgis as the 2022 Crusader Wall of Recognition inductee in a presentation during Class Night tonight at 7pm in the Wellington High School main gymnasium.  

The Wall of Recognition program was started in 2012 for the following purposes:

       To honor a culture and tradition of excellence and high achievement by recognizing outstanding Wellington High School Alumni and contributors.  

All-sports banquet held May 4

Wellington High held their end-of-year All-Sports Banquet this last Wednesday, May 4.  The program, intended to be at the football field, was moved indoors to the high school due to rain. Crusader Club was still able to provide their hot dog and hamburger dinner from the school cafeteria, though, and the show went on in the main gymnasium!  Many fine athletes were recognized and honored for their accomplishments throughout the year, and a handful of seniors also received special recognition and awards for their high school careers.