WHS SPECIAL K BASKETBALL
HERE vs East High Aces
Friday, February 8, 2019
Members of the Wellington Crusaders:
#1 Alisa "LiLi" Walters
#2 Donovan "White Lightning" Kreifels
#3 Sierra "Sassy" Jackson
#4 Jerren the "Foreman"
#5 Mallory "Pinkie" Parsons
#7 Evan "Quick Silver" Lansden
#14 Ana "The Cleaner" Sparks
#18 Jessie "Sonic Force" Russell
#19 Michael "The Bull" Clark
#20 James "Wingman" Winger
#34 Kyle "Spiderman" Atkinson
#95 Drake "Dragon" Alcorn
Thank you TECT for sponsoring the SENIORS BANNERS for the Crusaders!!
Friday was "SPECIAL K" BASKETBALL time at WHS - visiting the Wellington Campus, the Wichita East Blue Aces!
A large crowd was on hand for this annual event, the band, the student body, an electric atmosphere, and more. Wellington students formed the pre-game FAN TUNNEL during introductions of the Blue Aces, then those same students assisted the Crusaders similarly, with their intros as well.
It was a fun battle throughout "4" 10 minute quarters - the Blue Aces jumped out to an early lead but the hometown Crusaders battled hard and kept them in sight.
Down only 5 at halftime, the Crusaders regathered themselves and came out ready to play...the battle continued for two more quarters, several hot shooting hands kept the home team close. With just 10 seconds left in the game, Wellington's Donovan Kreifels drained a "3", pulling the Crusaders to within 2 pts. The crowd was going wild, smiles were spreading like ripples on a pond, but the clock would run out, the visiting Blue Aces would win, final score Wichita East 46 Wellington 44...a great game by both teams - congratulations to the Blue Aces on their hard fought victory!
It's almost a perfect world at a SPECIAL K basketball game...if you take the event down to its lowest denominator, it's just "people caring about people", can't get much better than that. GREAT JOB CRUSADERS & BLUE ACES!!
The Wellington High School Special K Basketball squad saw HOME action Friday, hosting a team from Derby in front of a packed gym of fans and supporters for both squads. It's one of those many times throughout the year, you walk away from WHS feeling proud of the students and your community.
Wellington has "2" squads that rotated in and out, the RED team and the WHITE team - it's time to meet the athletes!
#55 - Andrew "Stretch" Clark
#32 - Michael "Bull" Clark
#40 - Curtis "The Enforcer" Holloway
#33 - Cristin "Cowgirl" Holloway
#20 - Jerren "The Foreman" Foreman
#05 - Alisa "LiLi" Walter
#30 - Logan "Cowboy" Winger
#30 - Drake "Dragon" Alcorn
#55 - Jacob "Subzero" Logan
#32 - Ashlyn "Rock Chalk" Sparks
#22 - Ana "The Cleaner" Sparks
#24 - Kyle "Spiderman" Atkinson
#50 - Jessie "Sonic Force" Russell
#03 - Mallory "Pinkie" Parsons
#12 - Evan "Quick Silver" Lansden
Ian King, Skylar Troutman, Delaney Parkey, Abby Hibbs and Gabe Smith
Most of the WHS student body was on hand, the WMS 6th graders walked to the HS to be part of the fun, the cheerleaders, the band - just an awesome event. The crowd erupts after every shot (regardless of which team shoots), it's a great event all the way around.
Oh, almost forgot - the final score was 46-32....the winner? Everyone that was there.
Friday was the annual HOME game for our WHS Special K Basketball Team, hosting Chisholm Life Skills Center out of Wichita. When Chisholm arrived at WHS, Wellington students provided them with a warm ovation as they passed through the cafeteria area in route to the gym! A large contingent of students, parents, grade schools, cheerleaders, the band and more were on hand for the big game - in the end it was Chisholm 59 Wellington 25 but didn't observe one frown or one unhappy player afterwards. Great game and great fun for everyone, especially the players!! Check out the pics below - congrats Wellington for representing so well - a fun day indeed!!