Wellington Scholar’s Bowl makes state; hosts Class 4A meet

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Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down Aspecificname 66p · 392 weeks ago I can’t wait to see their plaque on the billboard of fame! Great job team and Newscow for reporting it!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down WHSSupporter · 392 weeks ago Congrats & Good Luck at State! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 392 weeks ago Wow Wellington. Here is a positive story dealing with how well Wellington has done scholastically and we have two comments. Last week a silly squabble generated more than 50. Why is that? Report Reply 1 reply · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Yes & No · 392 weeks ago Yes Aspecificname, on the billboard and yes Cueball, where are the comments. Congrats to scholar bowl team and good luck. I will be there Saturday. Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Connie Hartman · 392 weeks ago I knew several of these fellows when the were at Lincoln Elementary and they were a delight to observe then. They had a table of boys that would have ‘book studies’ in the library. It was exclusive as you had to have read the book to sit at the table. What a joy! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down WHS Fan · 392 weeks ago Very impressive ladies and gentlemen! Best of luck to you this weekend!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down A WHS Fan · 392 weeks ago So great for Wellington HS to have a top team! Hope they go all the way! Hope the home folks give them lots of support! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down MJE · 392 weeks ago Way to go, guys! Good luck at the next level. Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Blessed Mom · 392 weeks ago Way to go, Wellington Crusader Scholars Bowl Team!! Finally some recognition for academics instead of athletics, although I enjoy watching both! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down paula mortimer · 392 weeks ago Congratulations and good luck to all! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — What is currently the most successful team at Wellington High School?If you guess anything that includes a ball you would be wrong.This year’s Wellington High School Scholars Bowl team is off to state. And the Crusaders won’t have to travel far – in fact they won’t travel at all. Wellington is the host of the Class 4A state meet on Saturday, Feb. 9 at noon.The team consists of: Alberto Chandler, Cameron George, Matt Hughes, Billy King and Devin McCue. And the team qualified after placing third out of 14 teams this week at the regional meet at Wichita Collegiate last Thursday.The WHS team is made up of senior boys who finished behind Rose Hill and Wichita Collegiate Thursday to qualify. The top three teams advance to state from four regionals. There are 12 teams in the state meet.Wellington will be placed in a pool with six teams. Those in Pool A include: Lindsborg – Smoky Valley, Rose Hill, Hesston, Topeka Hayden, Louisburg and Wellington. Those in Pool B include: DeSoto, Concordia, Basehor-Linwood, Wichita Collegiate, Fort Scott and Pittsburg.The Crusaders have not qualified for a State Scholar’s Bowl since 2009.DeSoto is the defending Class 4A state champions.For Sarah House, who has been the WHS Scholars Bowl coach for 12 years, this will be either her fifth team to go.She said this is one of her most unique group of scholars. For one thing, she has never had five starting seniors. Also, it’s a team that has given her fits. They are good, but have had the propensity throughout the season of finishing just one place out of medalling or placing. For example if there was a first and second place medal to be won, Wellington would place third.But things changed when the scholar’s bowl team placed second in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV meet.“I told my mom this team may be peaking at the right time,” House said. “I knew going into regional they could do something special.”Sure enough, the Crusaders would qualify for state at the regional in Collegiate. But they didn’t make it easy on themselves. They qualified by the skins of their teeth. Rose Hill won the tournament. And the Crusaders finished in a three-way tie with Wichita Collegiate and Winfield which all had 7-4 record in round robin contests in the tournament. The top two teams would go. The other would stay home.Collegiate had a plus-20 on tie breaking points based on the number of questions answered correctly. Wellington was at 0 and Winfield was at a negative 20. Thus Collegiate placed second and Wellington finished third. Winfield stayed home.“The tiebreaker was the equivalent of two questions answered correctly by Wellington and two not answered correctly by Winfield,” House said. The scholars team consists of five members and two alternatives, who are Mady Foster and Darius Jones.On Saturday, each team in each pool will play one another in pool play. The top three in each pool will then advance to the next round to play for all the marbles. Wellington could possibly play 11 rounds.“I’ve been telling them to relax and have a good time, but not to relax too much,” House said.As far as Wellington hosting, this will be the fifth time Wellington has hosted a state meet since House arrived here 12 years ago.“I’ve been trying to find anyone and everyone to help out,” House said. “There will be a lot of people here Saturday.”The scholar’s bowl is open to the public. Just don’t hoot and holler like it’s an athletic endeavor. Even though it is sure to be exciting.last_img

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