September 2023

Wellington wins big in home debut 46-24

by Tanner Ford,


After a tough stretch of road games the Crusaders made their home debut against the Labette County Grizzlies. The evening got off to a shocking start. The Crusaders started in their traditional red jerseys for warmups, then when it came time to run across the bridge and begin the game they pulled a jersey switch donning new dark gray jerseys! Formal Duchess Photos

The Tradition Continues...


The Duchess candidates and escorts convened for the first time Sunday for some formal photos.  The full set is below.  


The candidates and their escorts are Kate Haines (Danny Walker), Sheadyn Stewart (Hunter Worley), Olivia Smith (Trent Langford), Blaire Vazquez (Kaeden Gill), and Lyric Cornejo (Gavin Witham).

Homecoming coronation ceremonies will take place at halftime of the varsity football game against El Dorado.  Kickoff is at 7 o'clock!


Taryn Viramontes ties school record at Buhler Invite

The Lady Crusader golfers were in competition Friday, September 22 at the Buhler Invitational, and they placed 3rd out of 18 teams! Sophomore Taryn Viramontes placed 3rd individually with a new PR of 76, which tied the school record! Sophomore Presley Cornejo and freshman Kenna Maxwell also joined Taryn with their own PRs of 89 and 101, respectively. Congrats, ladies!

The team will be right back at it on Monday at Cheney!


1 - Maize 325

2 - Hays 343


4 - McPherson 365

5 - Pratt 384

Lady Crusader Tennis takes 1st at El Dorado

Lady Crusader Tennis participated in a five-team invitational in El Dorado on September 16, and the girls all finished in the Top 2, good enough for a 1st Place finish as a team!

Kadynce Aufdengarten and Logan Robinson played as #1 Doubles and went 4-0 for 1st place. Kendall Janzen and Ellie Hays went 3-1 as #2 Doubles which tied them for 1st, but they ended up as the 2nd Place team after tiebreaker criteria was applied. Addie Hinshaw played #1 Singles and went 3-1 for 2nd place, and Kyra Cornejo went 4-0 for 1st in #2 Singles.

Great work, Lady Crusaders!!

Volleyball takes runnner-up at Chaparral



Lady Crusader Volleyball were Runner-Up at Chaparral at the September 16 invitational! The girls took care of business against Belle Plaine, Medicine Lodge, and Independent, but couldn’t overtake that pesky Clearwater team in the championship.

Additionally, Katelyn Kessler and Brylee Johnson were selected to the all-tournament team!

Congrats, ladies!

Loss v. Clearwater 11-25, 20-25

WIN v. Belle Plaine 25-23, 25-15

WIN v. Medicine Lodge 17-25, 26-24, 25-23

WIN v. Independent 25-15, 25-23

Two Lady Crusaders medal at McPherson

The WHS girls golf team was able to squeeze in a tournament on Friday, September 15 since the beginning of the week’s home tourney was rained out, so the Lady Crusaders trekked to McPherson to play at Turkey Creek. Three of the girls PR’ed, two medaled, and the varsity team placed 4th overall against several teams they would see at a State appearance.

3rd - Taryn Viramontes (So) - 78 (Medalist)

13th - Claire Ginter (So) - 90 (Medalist)

Presley Cornejo (So) - 98 - PR

Evelyn Trafecanty (Sr) - 103 - PR

Aubrey Hunt (Sr) - 112

Men's and Women's XC Teams are Champs at Chaparral

The men's and women's  teams traveled to Chaparral High School's cross country Invitational on September 14, and BOTH TEAMS placed 1st!  Plaque pictures are courtesy of Coach Ledesma, but the cross country athletes also brought back a couple of Yearbook cameras full of pictures.  Check those out below!