The Crusaders fall to 0-2 on the road at Andale. The Indians came out of the starting blocks with a 67 yd opening kickoff return for 6. The deal was sealed early. Andale was up 21-0 after 1. Final score WHS 7 AHS 35. WHS Jr. QB Berkeley Wright saw his first varsity action, beginning the 2nd qtr, completing 7 passes for 38 yds. Wright and the Crusaders wouldn't find paydirt until late in the 4th Qtr on a short scamper by Sr. running back Zander Vargas.
The Crusaders hosted the Wichita Collegiate Spartans Friday evening at Sellers. Kudos to the fans of Wellington - the stadium was practically full, it was an awesome site. Unfortunately, the main event on the field didn't go as well as folks wearing red would have liked. Collegiate moved the ball effectively and stopped us from doing the same with any frequency. The 100th year of Crusader Football continues next Friday, on the road @ Andale, who downed Mulvane Friday 43-7.
The WHS Football team had their annual "Saturday" Scrimmage, a warm-up scrimmage if you will for next weeks' Crusader Club Hamburger Scrimmage at Sellers Park on Thursday, Aug. 29th beginning at 5:30PM. Lower temps and cloud cover made the morning scrimmage much more bearable than it would have been otherwise had the higher temps hung around. Here are some highlight pics from scrimmage action.
Sunday, the 2nd annual Football Coaches & Family Photo Shoot took place at Sellers. Coach Foley and his familly couldn't be there unfortunately. 13 kids, not all wanting their pics taken at the same time but all in all, they did great, the pics turned out cool enjoy!
It was conditioning tests Saturday morning at WHS for the football squad - a lot of them were in shape so things went well for them...a few know they'll have to push a little harder - a great group!! Only 20 days to the season opener here vs Collegiate. The Spartans will be strong and looking for vindication after their loss to us last year 32-0. It's going to be a battle - Sellers will be the place to be on Sept. 6th - 7PM!
The 2019 WMS Football Camp for incoming 7th & 8th graders got underway Wednesday out at WHS. A good sized group on hand along with coaches from both WHS and WMS. Also assisting Senior Irondukes Zander Vargas, Jake Soria, and Quentin Redford. The camp concluded on Thursday.
The WHS Football Seniors had a huge feast Thursday evening, at the home of Zach Barker, former Crusader football standout, and compliments of their coaches. The team has been in training since early June and High Intensity Training will kick in on Monday and run through Aug. 8th. (Boot Camp)
This Senior group is tight-knit and have been a solid group for a long time. They are excited and pumped about the upcoming season - heck, so am I!
Summer workouts continue out at WHS as part of the PSQ program. This conditioning phase runs through July 25th. Beginning July 29th and running thru August 8th, HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING kicks in.
As expected, Summer 2019 is moving right along, harvest is complete or near complete, and Driver’s Ed will wrap up soon as will many of the summer programs offered locally through the WRC and others. Some folks are taking vacations, the Kansas Wheat Festival rapidly approaches - just another great summer in progress, for the citizens of 67152.
WHS 2019 Football Camp wrapped up today with 7 on 7 action at Wichita South HS. Also participating, Kapaun HS. 7 on 7 is low intensity and they stress that throughout. It's more about form and function than diving catches or hard tackles, etc. It's a practice that gets everyone just a little closer to their opening season dates in early September.
WHS 2019 Football Camp is underway. Coaches and players alike were hard at it on Monday...there was "county-fair" action and more. Looked like 55 or 60 Freshmen thru Seniors on the field - helmets only for now. Temps were pleasant, it was early in the morning.
Camp continues all week, from 8AM - NOON @ WHS Practice Fields.
Summer Iron Duke Program (PSQ) continues and will run through July 25th. This involves a variety of athletes and age groups - great numbers this summer, there are many participating!
Football Camp is coming up next week as well. Camp will culminate with 7 on 7 action with Wichita South @ South. (They came here last summer)...time marches on, opening kickoff HERE vs Collegiate (Sep. 6th) is just 79 sunrises away. GO BIG RED!
The Summer Iron Duke Power Speed & Quickness program is underway at WHS…the pics we are sharing here were taken early Thursday morning out at the Home of the Crusaders…more sessions follow each day, including middle school age and elementary school age work out groups. The summer program runs through July 25th and involves weight training, form running, agility, plyometrics, aerobics, and flexibility training.
There are "16" WHS Crusader Track & Field athletes (and 3 alternates) with bigger smiles than usual on their faces as Graduation and the end of the 2018-2019 school year rapidly approaches. All "16" and "3" alternates (listed below), qualified for next Friday (May 24th) and Saturday's (May 25th) State Track 1A-6A Meet at Cessna Stadium @ WSU. Additionally, "6" of those "16" are 2019 REGIONAL 4A Champions!!
The WHS VARSITY TRACK & FIELD team were in action Friday at Andale HS at the AVCTL DIV IV Track & Field League Meet. Originally scheduled to take place at Rose Hill, the event venue was changed due to flooding in the Rose Hill area.
Wellington played host Friday to area track teams and fared very well on both the boys and girls side of things!
Conway Springs 104
Rose Hill 63
Belle Plaine 15
South Haven 2
Rose Hill 93
Conway Springs 73
Belle Plaine 39
South Haven 23
The Crusaders were in action Thursday at the Clearwater Invitational Track Meet. The boys finished 2nd, just behind Andale, the girls 6th. Here are the overall results and the TOP 7 Crusader finishes broken out separately for your viewing convenience - Great Job WHS!!
The WHS Varsity Track squad took the short drive to Dragon Country on Tuesday to participate in the Belle Plaine HS Invitational Meet. Over 1100 pics (courtesy of WHS Yearbook and Crusader Website) are posted - check them out at the link below - it was a beautiful day in the neighborhood - the Crusaders looked strong!
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These are not official numbers but the first track meet at Clearwater HS each year is always unpredictable weather-wise. Spring hasn't quite taken hold and usually you prepare for the worse. There have been some unbelievably nice events weather-wise, but often, it has been like Friday or even worse. So, kudos to the athletes, coaches, fans, and WHS Yearbook students that braved the elements!
The remarkable 2018 Crusader Football season ended on Friday night at Sellers Park, the 4th game in a row at Sellers Park, against the Goddard Lions. Final score: Goddard 28 Wellington 14.
It was Crusaders vs Crusaders and it went down to the wire...the Wellington Crusaders emerged as Regional 4A Champions Friday evening at Sellers Park, playing host to the Buhler Crusaders, final score Buhler 7 Wellington 14. Our Irondukes move on, Buhler is done for the season.
The Crusaders downed Rose Hill Friday evening at Sellers Park, 38-13 in week #9 bracketed action. The boys in "Crusader Red" will advance and HOST Buhler Friday @ 7PM, who downed Winfield 25-0, ending the season for the Vikings at 3-6.
The 4A Brackets are out for playoff action (see link below) which will begin Friday. Turns out, the loss to Mulvane did nothing to alter the outcome for who we would play this coming Friday. The Crusaders went in as #2 seed, likely to face #15 seed Rose Hill week #9, and emerged as the #2 seed and will play Rose Hill this coming Friday HERE, despite the loss to the Wildcats who end up the #4 seed. This will perhaps catch the attention of a couple of Mulvane players who while exiting the field were letting the crowd know they were the #2 seed now.** Oops.
Week 7 brought another victory to the Wellington Crusader Varsity Football squad. The boys in red road tripped east to Viking Land and returned home a few hours later with a 22 -7 win. The Crusaders were up 14-0 at halftime and soon thereafter, up just by 7. However, a fumble in the red zone by Winfield resulted in a Wellington TD with 2:30 left in the game to go up by 15. Game over. Penalties hurt the Vikings, 95 yards worth...Crusaders ended game with just 20 yds, the fewest this season.
The IRONDUKES took their show on the road for the 3rd time this season and for the 3rd time, came HOME with a "W"! Now 4-1, the Crusaders downed (0-5) Rose Hill 38-7 in Friday night action at the Home of the Rockets.
For the 2nd time this season, the IRONDUKES were at HOME and the eventual outcome was good, but it took a while before Wellington could pull away from the visiting Orioles.
At halftime, WHS was up only 14-7. A strong 14 point 3rd qtr for the HOME team secured the cause, as its now 28-7. Augusta would score one more time in the 4th, so would Wellington. As the whistles blew, the game ended 35-14, the team in red could ring the bell!
IRONDUKES 47 CLEARWATER 26
The Crusaders got to taste the other end of an xx - 00 score this week, falling to the Andale Indians 28-00 at Sellers Park Friday evening. It was Youth Night, the stands were full of the Crusader faithful, and for the most part, the rains had ended. The field was quite saturated though and by games end, looked much like the tee area at a golf course driving range on 1/2 price day.
In an interview with Coach Aguilar, a few short weeks ago, he was upbeat and he even suggested what happened Friday night at Collegiate might very well happen. The Coaches are big on this group of Crusaders and Friday's results clearly shows why.