Crusader Wrestlers & Basketballers in Action!

Create: 02/10/2019 - 00:57

On Friday, the Crusader and Lady Crusader basketball squads were in action, on the road, at Rose Hill HS. It ended in a split, the Rose Hill Boys and the Wellington Girls walked away with victories!

Going in, our Lady Crusaders were in 8th, behind the Lady Rockets (7th) in the WEST 4A Sub-State bracketing. The awesome 66-62 win on Friday by the Lady Crusaders, moved them to 11-5, and they are now tied with Pratt in the bracketing for 5th place. The Lady Rockets dropped to 9th. There are 18 teams in the WEST 4A sub-state bracket - the top 9 will play at HOME first round.

Next up for WHS Basketball, Mulvane HERE on Tuesday, Feb. 12th! Here's how the scoring went Friday at Rose Hill:


WHS 32 RHHS 49
DeAndre Washington 12
Tyler Brown 6
Grey Hatfield 4
Austin Soles 3
Cade Fairbanks 3
Kade Adams 2
John Long 2

WHS 54 RHHS 63

Kade Adams 12
Silas Popplewell 9
Austin Soles 8
Trenton Bannister 5
John Long 5
Berkeley Wright 5
Trace Witham 3
Zane Cornejo 3
Colby Fair 2

AHS xx WHS xx
Individual/Team Scoring
Not Available

WHS 66 RHHS 62

Rylee Rusk 18
Ali Zeka 18
Myriland French 10
Airalyn Frame 7
Taylor Meyer 5
McKenna Jones 4
Lexi Clift 2
Jacelyn Buck 2

WHS 46 RHHS 33

Lexi Clift 16
Mykiland French 12
Draven Warnock 6
Natalie Henning 6
Kylie Aufdengarten 3
Sadie Glover 2

Girls Divisional
Standings (1A-6A)


Boys Divisional
Standings (1A-6A)


The WHS Wrestlers were in action Saturday at 2 different venues. We had "2" Lady Crusaders at the State Girls Wrestling Tournament in McPherson, Mackenzie Heacock and Alexis Patee. Heacock finished at 2-2 on the day, finishing 4th and Patee went 1-4, finishing 5th. There were 79 teams and 220 girls this year at the State Tournament. Up 107 girls from last year. KSHSAA will vote sometime in April, as to whether the Girls State Tournament should be "sanctioned". It is believed that vote will be affirmative. Congrats to both Mackenzie and Alexis for their fine showings up north!

At Remington on Saturday, did receive these notable results for the day:

113 lbs. Brennan Cantrell 3-2 (3rd)
138 lbs. Montana Heacock 3-1 (2nd)
145 lbs. DaVontre Parker 2-2 (4th)
182 lbs. Kanden Young 5-0 (1st)
220 lbs. Kenny Fehrman 2-1 (2nd)

The squad finished 4th with 90 pts. Augusta won it with 200, Clearwater had 144, and Remington 134. There were 11 teams at the Remington Tourney.

Great Job gentlemen! Way to go Kanden!!

This coming Friday and Saturday will be REGIONAL 4A action for the Crusaders (@ Pratt HS). Here are the wrestlers that will be participating and their season records through this past weekend.

113 lbs. Brennan Cantrell 10-10
126 lbs. Quinton Redford 19-14
132 lbs. Malachi Macias 5-8
138 lbs. Montana Heacock 11-13
145 lbs. Trystan Johnson 8-18
182 lbs. Kanden Young 29-8
220 lbs. Kenny Fehrman 29-5


CHANUTE HS David Brown, Regional Manager
Altamont-Labette County HS, Augusta HS, Baxter Springs HS, Burlington HS, Caney Valley HS, Chanute HS, Coffeyville-Field Kindley HS, Columbus HS, El Dorado HS, Frontenac HS, Girard HS, Independence HS, Iola HS, Parsons HS, Winfield HS
LINDSBORG-SMOKY VALLEY HS Ky Swisher, Regional Manager
Abilene HS, Chapman HS, Clay Center Community HS, Concordia HS, Holton HS, Hoyt-Royal Valley HS, Lindsborg-Smoky Valley HS, Marysville HS, Meriden-Jefferson West HS, Russell HS, Santa Fe Trail HS, St. George-Rock Creek HS, Topeka-Hayden HS, Wamego HS
PAOLA HS Darin Gagnebin, Regional Manager
Atchison HS, Baldwin HS, Eudora HS, Fort Scott HS, Garnett-Anderson County HS, Kansas City-Bishop Ward HS, Kansas City-Piper HS, LaCygne-Prairie View HS, Louisburg HS, Osawatomie HS, Ottawa HS, Paola HS, Perry-Lecompton HS, Shawnee Mission-Bishop Miege HS, Tonganoxie HS
PRATT HS David Swank, Regional Manager
Andale HS, Buhler HS, Clearwater HS, Hesston HS, Hugoton HS, Larned HS, Mulvane HS, Nickerson HS, Pratt HS, Rose Hill HS, Scott Community HS, Towanda-Circle HS, Ulysses HS, Wellington HS, Wichita-Trinity Academy


Congratulations to the new 4A State Scholars Bowl Champion, Topeka Hayden! Coming in 2nd place Saturday at WHS in the State 4A Tournament was Shawnee Mission-Bishop Miege. 3rd Place honors went to Garnett-Anderson Co. and 4th place to Towanda-Circle. Other 4A State Qualifiers included Winfield, Augusta, Abilene, and Tonganoxie.

The teams began arriving around 10:30AM, were fed lunch, team pics were taken, and soon, the tournament was underway. Numerous volunteers from the community assist with these events - their assistance is priceless and greatly appreciated. The WHS Scholars Bowl Team, coached by Sarah House, hosted the tournament, not the first State tournament held here at Wellington.



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Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at or on Facebook or at any Crusader and/or Knight event year-round.