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Daily Archives: March 21, 2017

Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce needs nominations for ‘Ladies Night Out’ on April 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce is presenting “Ladies Night Out” at Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, April 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.

There will be four awards presented at event:

•Inspiration Woman of the Year (see nomination form here)
•Professional Business Woman of the year (see nomination form here).
•Female Volunteer of the year (see nomination form here).
•Up and Coming Female of the year (see nomination form here).

The event will feature a plethora of fun-filled activities. The schedule includes:

Belle Plaine’s Bo Gooch, Caldwell’s Colten Ward make all-class honors in Topeka, Wichita newspapers

Colten Ward

Bo Gooch

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Two Sumner County basketball players have been named first team players for their classifications in the Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital Journal post-season honors list.

Bo Gooch, a 5-11, sophomore for Belle Plaine, was recently named Class 3A first team. Gooch averaged 20 points per game and helped lead Belle Plaine to a fourth place finish in the Class 3A State Tournament in Hutchinson.

Colten Ward, a 5-10, senior for Caldwell was named to the Class 1A Div. II first team list. Ward averaged 14.5 ppg and helped the Bluejays finish third in the state.

Other Sumner County players listed were:

Boys:

Wellington’s Lauryn Snipes named to All-State top 15 at state’s 2 largest newspapers

Lauryn Snipes shown with her parents Antoine and Krystal Snipes during a signing ceremony to Florida International University last fall.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The hits keep coming for Lauryn Snipes, the 6-1 senior for the Wellington girl basketball team.

Lauryn Snipes – Third team All-Stater in Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital Journal.

Snipes was named to the top 15 Topeka Capital Journal and Wichita Eagle all-state girls basketball list. Snipes, who averaged 15.3 points per game for the Crusaders, also was named first team of the All Class 4A Div. 1 list by the state’s two largest newspapers.

Shayland French, a WHS junior; and Avery Rusk, a junior, was also named to the honorable mention lists of both newspapers.

This marks the second consecutive year that a WHS girl has been named to a statewide honor. Gracie Mitchell, now playing for the University of Nebraska, was named to the first team all-state list in 2016.

Snipes is one of Wellington’s leading career scorers.

She recently signed with Florida International University in the fall.

Updated: Sumner County Sheriff Office weekly jail bookings: March 6 to March 13, March 13 to March 20, 2017

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office reports for the past two weeks, March 6 to March 13, 2017, March 13 to March 20, 2017 weekly jail bookings are as follows:

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, March 20, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Monday, March 20, 2017

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