VERY HONORABLE Weekend For Wellington Basketball...

Create: 03/13/2016 - 08:49

A great weekend for WHS BASKETBALL!! The Lady Crusaders in a very exciting fashion, hauled in the 3rd place trophy at this year's STATE 4A DIV 1 GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT in Salina! As you all know by now - a last second BUZZER BEATER by Lauryn Snipes after a fabulous block and steal by Shayland French, resulted in a 25+ foot 3 pointer that created Pandomonium for Crusader Fans everywhere as it dropped through the net AT THE BUZZER and secured the win vs Labette County, 65-62! A big woo-hoo for that, a really big woo-hoo!! :)

Meanwhile, information re: AVCTL DIV IV League Honors for the basketball squads was released and woo-hoo again - check this out:

LADY CRUSADERS

First Team
GRACE MITCHELL
LAURYN SNIPES
AVERY RUSK

Honorable Mention
TAYLAND FRENCH
SHAYLAND FRENCH

League MVP
GRACE MITCHELL

League COACH OF THE YEAR
ERIC ADAMS

LEVEL OF PRIDE IN WELLINGTON
Meter Busting Levels!

Congratulations to Coach Adams, Grace Mitchell and all the honorees - talk about REPRESENTATION!! GO BIG RED!!

CRUSADERS

First Team
A.J. SNIPES

Second Team
IAN KING

Honorable Mention
CONNOR PHELPS

AWESOME JOB GENTLEMEN - YOU STEPPED UP and we noticed!! CONGRATS!

The Lady Crusaders ended their record-breaking season at 24-1 with tournament championships at Kingman, Haven and Sub-State. And just to add some frosting to that lovely cake, a 3rd place finish overall in STATE 4A DIV 1! There's 32 teams and we certainly rose to the top! AWESOME!! The Crusaders played with as much heart as anyone could ever muster - their performance at Sub-State was awe-inspiring...won't forget this bunch...ever! GOOD JOB CRUSADERS and LADY CRUSADERS - you're fans eagerly await 2016-2017! 

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Steve Sturgis
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 shs74@wellington.cc or on Facebook or at any Crusader and/or Knight event year-round.