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September 2017

Offense Struggles, Indians 38 Crusaders 00

The 2017 IRONDUKES squad got their first taste of defeat Friday, on the road at Andale, losing 38-0. The Indians, larger, quicker, deeper and all the other 'ers, controlled the game, sputtering a little in the 2nd qtr due to some good defense by our boys in red. The last part of the 2nd qtr this season has been a productive time for the Crusaders. Friday at Andale, the defense shined as the half approached.

These Kids Can Sing!

A large crowd was on hand Tuesday evening at WHS for the FALL CHOIR PROGRAM featuring choirs from both WMS and WHS. All performed well, especially considering school has been in session for such a short time. Jessica Coldwell is the choral director for USD 353 and she puts on some very nice concerts, this one included. Here was what the music menu for the evening looked like:

6TH GRADE KNIGHT CHOIR
Red River Valley ..... American Folksong

Lady Crusaders Take Care of Business!

The Varsity Lady Crusaders after a slow first set with Circle, turned on the after burners and won the next "4" sets on the evening (2 vs Circle, then 2 vs Clearwater) to sweep and  move their season record to 10-8! Congratulations!!  The JV battled hard and after losing 26-28 in their first set vs Circle, came back to win the final 2 sets for the match win. In their match up with Clearwater, the JV girls were on fire that first set but the Lady Indians turned the table and finished out with the match win.

Drama & Forensics Students Attend DEBATE DEMO @ Fair!

The WHS Drama and Forensics students and their instructor Caitlin Hendrix attended the Kansas State Fair this past week. The Fair holds two days of Debate and Forensics Demonstrations for students from across Kansas. These "demos" are hosted by Sterling College, and the students are given the opportunity early on in the semester to witness what a true high school debate looks like. They practice "Flowing" during the debate and then discuss the cases and how to improve their own before tournaments begin in two weeks!

WMS 7/8 Volleyball Begins League with a bang!

There was plenty of GREAT volleyball action Thursday in Wellington - the Freshmen at WHS who are now 8-0 on the season and the 7th and 8th grade Lady Knights who hosted Ark City!

7th Grade "A" Team
Set 1: 22-25 L
Set 2: 25-13 W
Set 3: 15-7 W
League Record: 1-0
Overall Record: 5-0

7th Grade "B" Team
Set 1: 25-14 W
Set 2: 23-25 L
Set 3: 15--9 W
League Record 1-0
Overal Record 4-1