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 & Quicknessprogram 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.
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!
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!
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!
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.