Lady Crusaders Finish 3rd / Ky & Ry Start Season @ 4-0!

Create: 09/04/2019 - 06:13

Very hot day today but some very good teams here.  Buhler is ranked 2nd in 4A, Conway Springs 3rd in 321A, Sacred Heart 4th in 321A, and Wellington 4th in 4A.  We finished 3rd as a team where I expected. 

Couple of new freshman filled in Jensen Lynnes at #2 singles and went 2-2 good for 3rd.  Eventually she ran out of steam, a little bit longer matches that in middle school and she had some really long points. 

Natalie Henning battled hard in one of the toughest spots at #1 singles and had to play a 3rd place finisher at state Perrin, then a 5th place finisher at state with Frederick, and another state qualifier in May.  She played hard throughout. 

 #1 doubles Aufdengarten and Rusk fell behind their last match 3-0, then 4-1, and mounted a rally taking an 6-4 lead eventually beating Conway Springs 7-5 to go 4-0 and finish 1st on the day.  That Conway Springs team finished 3rd at state in 321A last season.  #2 doubles Brand and Reichenberger went 1-3 in their first varsity action beating Sacred Heart and playing the eventual champion from Buhler to 7-5.

Coach Brian Aufdengarten (Contributor)

#1 Singles
Natalie Henning 0-4 5th
#2 Singles
Jensen Lynnes 2-2 3rd
#1 Doubles
Kylie Aufdengarten & Rylee Rusk 4-0 1st
#2 Doubles
Olivia Brand & Kami Reichenberger 1-3 4th

Buhler 31
Conway Springs 25
Wellington 18
Goddard Ike 14
Salina Sacred Heart 12


Photos by Jaxson Irey & Steve Sturgis

JV @ Conway Springs Saturday @ 9AM
VARSITY  @ HOME Tuesday, Sep. 10th 3:00PM

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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.