Winter Sports @ WHS Complete - Seniors Finally Get Their Sendoff!

Create: 03/01/2019 - 16:23

You often hear, "Third times the charm", this winter season's SENIOR / PARENT NIGHT ceremony certainly worked out that way. After two previous attempts over the past couple weeks, Mother Nature on this third go-round, cooperated, Thursday's Sub-State game at WHS "was not" cancelled, our Senior Basketball Players and Senior Wrestlers (& Parents) were honored and recognized in a ceremony that preceded the 4A Sub-State Basketball game between our Lady Crusaders and Wamego HS. This is a great group of Seniors (click photo link below) - glad they got their official ceremonial recognition, and proud of all their achievements over the years. Best of luck to all of you as you soon head out into the world!

As already mentioned, 4A Sub-State play was on stage Thursday evening at WHS! The 13-6 WHS Lady Crusaders hosted 10-8 Wamego - the winner would advance to the SUB-STATE Championship Game Saturday evening at Ulysses HS, where the Lady Tigers downed the Buhler Lady Crusaders Thursday 43-31 to earn their home slot in Saturday's Championship Game. Wamego will be their opponent, after a CLOSE victory over our ladies, final score Wamego 42 Wellington 40.

Congratulations to our Lady Crusaders for a very good season (13-7) - a season that exceeded expectations in many categories. We all knew these young ladies were scrappy and determined - many times throughout the season, that became very evident. Congrats again on making your mark, especially you Seniors!

Rylee Rusk - 22
Taylor Meyer - 8
Myriland French - 5
Lexi Clift - 2
Airalyn Frame - 2
Ali Zeka - 1

Thursday was also SENIOR/PARENT Night, a ceremony planned twice before but cancelled due to weather. "8" Basketball & Wrestling Seniors were on hand (with their parents), for the ceremony prior to tipoff. Great bunch - will truly be missed!


Unable to attend SENIOR NIGHT Ceremonies was Senior Keylee Bodkins,
daughter of Scott and Melissa Bodkins. (Senior Boys Basketball Manager)


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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.