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The 2017-2018 WMS Knight Wrestling Squad had their first HOME action Thursday evening in the main gym at WMS. Visiting Prairie Hills, Haysville and Winfield would complete the double-dual and Wellington would emerge in the end with a split, defeating Haysville 66-42 and falling to Prairie Hills 42-54.

(Prairie Hills defeated Winfield 48-48 <tie-breaker H / first points scored>, Winfield defeated Haysville 52-44)
So on the night, it was Prairie Hills 2-0, Wellington 1-1, Winfield 1-1, and Haysville 0-2

WMS down 0-24, came back in the last 9 matches, WMS had 1 open weight (4 opens overall) but pinned 8 Haysville wrestlers down the stretch to secure the 66-42 team victory!

Here's "individual results" from Wellington's match vs Haysville:

80 - WMS open  0-6
85 - WMS open 0-12
90 - Laken Smith (fall) 0-18
95 - Trent Johnson (fall) 0-24
100 - HMS open 6-24
105 - Caiden Hamilton (fall) 6-30
110 - HMS open 12-30
115 - WMS open 12-36
120 - HMS open 18-36
127 - Jakob Lira (pin) 24-36
134 - Michael Cullens (pin) 30-36
141 - Michael Glover (pin) 36-36
148 - Parker Smith (pin) 42-36
155 - Jeffrey Berryman (pin) 48-36

165 - WMS open 48-42
180 - Timothy Blair (pin) 54-42
215 - Parker Dodds (pin) 60-42
265 - Hagen Wright (pin) 66-42

Congratulations KNIGHTS! (Knights are now 3-3 in dual action)


Next action, Thursday, Feb. 15th @ Haysville West (w/ Ark City & CIrcle - 4:30PM



Female High School Students Earn Awards for Aspirations in Computing

Kansas City, Mo.— Feb. 9, 2018  As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Commerce Bank of Kansas City will recognize 18 high-school women for their accomplishments and aspirations in computing and technology at an award ceremony and reception at Kansas City Power & Light. on February 9. 2018.

The young women are winners of the NCWIT Western Missouri and Kansas Affiliate Award for Aspirations in Computing, which recognizes high-school women for their computing-related achievements and interests.  Each winner will receive a glass trophy, a prize donated by Net App and Northwest Missouri State University, an NCWIT messenger bag and swag items provided by NCWIT.  Honorable Mentions for the award will receive a glass trophy, an NCWIT string bag and swag items.

“With technology jobs projected to grow faster than all other job sectors in the next decade, it’s imperative that we nurture the computing aspirations of women, who will make up half the professional workforce,” said Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-founder of NCWIT.  “This award allows us to recognize and encourage talent that might otherwise be overlooked.”

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing was created to encourage the computing aspirations of young women, introduce them to leadership opportunities in the field, and generate visibility for women’s participation in technology fields. Winners are acknowledged for their outstanding aptitude and interest in technology and computing, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.

Following are the 2018 winners of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing – Western Missouri and Kansas Affiliate:

  • Maureen Botros, Homeschool, Wichita, KS (also a National Winner)
  • Lauren Dowdell, Shawnee Mission West High School, Shawnee Mission, MO.
  • Alexis Dyser, Liberty North High School, Liberty, MO (also a National Honorable Mention)
  • Noelle Green, Staley High School, Kansas City, MO
  • Emma Hubka, Topeka High School, Topeka, KS
  • Shelby Jones, Lawrence Virtual High School, Lawrence, KS
  • Luann Jung, Manhattan High School, Manhattan, KS
  • Abha Kaushik, Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park, KS
  • Aamna Khan, Summit Technology Academy, Lee’s Summit, MO
  • Chaney Leonard, Wellington High School, Wellington, KS
  • Keshvi Mahalingam, Staley High School, Kansas City, MO
  • Ruby Rios, Bishop Miege High School, Roeland Park, KS (also a National Winner)
  • Chayanne Sandoval-Williams, Grandview High School, Grandview, MO (also a National Honorable Mention)
  • Erin Smith, Shawnee Mission West High, Shawnee Mission, KS (also a National Honorable Mention)
  • Emiline Stewart, Lee’s Summit West High School, Lee’s Summit, MO
  • Carolyn Tran, Andover High School, Andover, KS
  • Lailah Weatherspoon, Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit, MO
  • Emily Windsor, Liberty North High School, Liberty, MO


NCWIT is the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a non-profit coalition of over 450 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and nonprofits working to improve U.S. innovation, competitiveness, and workforce sustainability by increasing women's participation in IT. NCWIT's work spans K-12 and higher education through industry and academic careers. Find out more at


MORE MEDALS for the WHS Forensics Squad!

WHS Forensics competed at Medicine Lodge on Thursday.

Lizzy Santana earned 5th in Poetry, Austin Harriger and Gabe Hyer earned 4th in Improvised Duet Acting.

Gabe Hyer won 1st in his Prose event qualifying him for state and festival!

Congratulations Crusaders!!


WHS Sr. Aaron Schoemann signs to play football at OTTAWA UNIVERSITY! DETAILS


IMPACT BANK'S January 2018 Students of the Month have been announced! DETAILS


The WHS Wrestlers were in action Thursday against a couple of tough teams (both DIV III, WHS is DIV IV) - here are the results:


McPherson beat Winfield 40-27 for the Division 3 Title.

Individual Results

138 - Kadin Heacock 1-1 / defeated Winfield wrestler
182  - Peyton Smith went 1-1 / got his first varsity win that wasn't a forfeit against the McPherson kid 16-1. To celebrate his victory he wrestled the #2 ranked kid in 4A from Winfield.
195 - Ian Groom went 2- 0 / defeated the McPherson opponent 5-3. The McPherson opponent is ranked 5th in 4A and had beaten Ian at the Rose Hill tourney for 3rd and 4th. Ian is now 32-6.
220 - Matt McComb went 1-0  / didn't wrestle against Winfield, nursing an injury. 
285 - Kyle Parsons went 1-1 / pinned his McPherson opponent, which was his first varsity win that wasn't a forfeit. So he got to wear the pin chain. 


The Crusader and Lady Crusader Basketball squads head NW to Indian Territory (Andale Indians that is) for AVCTL DIV IV action this evening (Friday). The Varsity Girls are 8-6 overall, 3-2 in league. The Varsity Boys are 4-10 overall, 2-3 in league. Tipoff is slated for C-Team Boys @ 4:15pm, JV Girls @ 4:15pm, JV Boys @ 5:45PM, Varsity Girls @ 6:00PM, and Varsity Boys @ 7:30PM - GO BIG RED!!


The first of only "2" WRC Teen Dances this semester, is on slate for Saturday evening from 8-10pm at WRC located at 202 S. Jefferson. 6th, 7th and 8th grade Knights can purchase their backdoor passes today (Friday) at lunch for just $3! At door admission on Saturday is $5. This is the SWEETHEART VALENTINE DANCE - Happy Valentines Day to all the WMS Knights and Lady Knights!! Have fun at the dance!


Here's who having birthdays Friday thru Monday - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to them and any one else celebrating their "special" day!

Dylan Schmidt, Greg Hinshaw, Molly Stone, Will Ravenstein, Bryan Booth, Tyler Treft, Steve Goldring, Emily Lange, CarleyAnn Douglas

Betty Zeka, Chris Fullerton, Danni Hybsha, Heather Wilson, Randy Jaminson

Peyton Tuttle, Jodie Heath, Nelson P. Nelson, Eric Lansden, Jim Durant

D.A. White, Matthew Lira, Kayla Richmond, Everett Wood, Andrew Bauer, Brandon Hatfield, Bobby D. Parker, Chance Russell, Macy Bowman


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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 or on Facebook or at any Crusader and/or Knight event year-round.