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!
Much like WEEK #2 vs El Dorado, WEEK #3 vs Rose Hill turned out to be a game of two halves.
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
There were several WHS student-athletes on the road Thursday and many achieved some awesome results. The Varsity Girls Tennis Team was in a large invitational in Ark City and finished 5th as a team out of 16 teams! The Varsity Girls Golf Team was in Circle at their invitational. Freshman Peyton Ginter finished 5th, another of (4-5) Top 10 Finishes this season.
The 7th & 8th grade Football Knights hosted Ark City Thursday at Sellers Park...ended up being a split // the 7th graders struggled against the Bulldogs coming up short 00-36.
In the nightcap, the battle was on and the 8th graders were tied at 20 a piece at halftime. Wellington 8th grade Knights were able to pull away in the 2nd half (against a larger Ark City squad) and the final score was WMS 8th Graders 48 Ark City 34.
The 5-0 Lady Crusader Freshman Volleyball Team hosted a QUAD Thursday at WHS vs Andale, Circle and McPherson...here are the outcomes and they are awesome - they are now 8-0 on the season!)
Set 1: AHS 23 WHS 25 - the Lady Crusaders were down 3-14 in this first set and fought back for the WIN!!
Set 2: AHS 22 WHS 25 - the Lady Crusaders were down 5-11 in this 2nd set and fought back for the 2 set match WIN!!
The Wellington JV Girls Tennis Quad was held Thursday afternoon at 9th St, it was hot as we knew September might be after such a pleasant August! The young ladies stayed hydrated and it was a close finish with Eisenhower just edging out the JV Lady Crusaders to claim 1st place team finish.
#1 Singles Natalie Henning 1-2 / 4th
#1 Doubles Shilynn Gustason & Adaysia Love 3-0 / 1st
#2 Singles Olivia Brand 3-0 / 1st
#2 Doubles Raeawna Nutt & Jennifer Walters 2-1 / 2nd
Our Varsity and Jr. Varsity Volleyball squads were in action at HOME for the first time this season on Tuesday. The Triangular featured host Wellington and also Wichita Collegiate and Rose Hill. The Lady Rockets were 4A State Champs last season and are ranked #1 at the present time. In the first varsity game vs Rose Hill the Lady Crusaders jumped out to a 6-1 lead but couldn't hold it as the action progressed. Here are the Wellington outcomes from Tuesday evening: