The WHS Lady Crusaders' desires to return to the STATE 4A TOURNAMENT in Salina for the 2nd consecutive year was tooooo much for the Lady Rockets of Rose Hill to overcome, even on their home court Saturday evening in the 38-35 WHS, 4A Sub-State Championship Final Game. A close game throughout, fraught with foul problems at times, the never say die Lady Crusaders held on for a close 3 pt win to advance (again, for the 2nd consecutive year) to STATE 4A TOURNAMENT action in Salina commencing on Thursday of this coming week. See BRACKET LINK below Scoring honors go to both Avery Rusk and Lauryn Snipes, both with 13. Clutch free-throw shooting by RUSK down the stretch sealed the deal for Wellington's trip north next week. Shayland French had 7 pts., followed by Jacelyn Buck with 3 and Tayland French with 2. A large contingent of Crusader Fans were on hand for this game (and the boys game) - the crowd erupted at the buzzer - the ladies are going back to SALINA!!
STATE 4A GIRLS BRACKET (Scroll Down to "GIRLS")
The WHS Crusader Boys were coming on strong at just the right time of the season, easily downing host Rose Hill on Thursday in opening day 4A Sub-State action 59-44. In the Championship Final Saturday vs Mulvane, the Wildcats jumped out early on the Crusaders but the RED TEAM battled back. At halftime, it was knotted at 28! Hot outside shooting though by Mulvane would prove the difference in the end. Numerous "3's" throughout the game stretched the Wildcat lead, and eventually a 2nd trip in 3 years to the State 4A Tournament for the Crusaders was in jeopardy. At the final buzzer, the Wildcats were on top 65-57 and the season would end for Wellington @ 8-14. SCORING: A.J. Snipes 28, Ian King 7, Silas Popplewell 7, Cade Phelps 6, Grey Hatfield 3, Will Long 2, Jack Walton 2, Therin Frame 2. Mulvane advances on to Salina for State Tournament action commencing on Wednesday. Their record now stands at 9-13 and they won't be the only sub .500 team at Tony's Pizza Event Center when court action begins on Wednesday. Congratulations to Wellington for an "ahhh, so close" season with some success - many close battles, overtime games and more. Most if not all of the regular starters will return next year which bodes well for the 2017-2018 season. GO CRUSADERS!
"3" WHS Powerlifters made their marks on Saturday at the Kansas State 4A Powerlifting Meet at Goddard! Congratulations to Brooke McCorkle who placed 2nd in BENCH, congratulations to Matthew Mason who is now the State Champion in CLEAN and the State Champion in SQUAT!! Congratulations also to Jaycee Schettler who placed 2nd in SQUAT, is now the State Champion and new record holder in BENCH, and State Champion and new record holder in CLEAN as well. Jaycee was the overall champion for her weight class!!
WAY TO GO CRUSADERS!!
Congratulations to these 8 WMS WRESTLERS - returning from the PIONEER LEAGUE END OF SEASON TOURNAMENT in Clearwater on Saturday with 8 MEDALS!! Awesome!!
LAKEN SMITH 80 lbs. - 3rd
COLBY FAIR 105 lbs. - 4th
WYATT ELDRIDGE 127 lbs. - 2nd
MIKE CULLUNS 134 lbs. - 1st
TRYSTAN JOHNSON 141 lbs. - 1st
PEYTON SMITH 180 lbs. - 1st
HAGEN WRIGHT 215 lbs. - 3rd
KENNY FEHRMAN 265 lbs. - 1st
SEASON OVERVIEW 2017
80 - Laken Smith (10-5), 85 - Trent Johnson (5-12), 90 - OPEN, 95 - OPEN, 100 - OPEN, 105 - Colby Fair (0-15), 110 - OPEN, 115 - Colin Green (1-7), 120 - Parker Smith (7-11), 127 - Wyatt Eldridge (5-3), 134 - Mike Culluns (16-2), 141 - Trystan Johnson (13-4), 148 - Aiden Young (2-14), 155 - OPEN, 165 -OPEN, 180 - Peyton Smith (16-0), 215 - Hagen Wright (12-5), 265 - Kenny Fehrman (13-0)