Five Sporting things: From tomorrow’s Cross Country meet to WHS girls golf news and more…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Here are five sporting things going on in Wellington and the rest of the county this week.

Hargis Creek Cross Country meet 

When it comes to bringing people to Wellington, one can hardly argue the annual cross country meet this Saturday at the Hargis Creek Watershed is one of the most significant events of the year.

There will be around 600 high school and middle school runners competing at the course this Saturday. The schedule for the event is as follows:

8 a.m. – Sixth-grade girls.

8:05 a.m. – Sixth-grade boys. 8:20 a.m. – 7th-grade girls followed by 7th-grade boys, 8th-grade girls, 8th-grade boys.

9:30 a.m. – Starting time for high school races.

Girls – 5,000 meters.

Boys – 5,000 meters.

B-team – girls – 2 miles.

B-team – boys – 2 miles.

The weather should be great. Parking, on the other hand, will be at a premium.

Sumner Newscow scoreboard

Thursday night

Wellington Middle School Football

Seventh – Wellington 28 Haysville West 8

Eighth – Wellington 14 Haysville West 12.

WMS Volleyball 

8th grade – Haysville West over Wellington 25-22, 18-25, 18-16.

7th grade – no scores available.

WMS tennis (Monday)

The Lady Knights played tough ending in a tie as a team with Haysville West.  Individual winners were:  Lyric Cornejo, Kadynce Aufdengarten, Kendall Janzen, Sawyer Parkey, Kyra Cornejo, River Douglas, Aubrey Hunt, Ashton Bain, Thalia Garcia, Junia Hargrove and Carley Hamilton.

The 2019 Wellington High School girls golf team. (Click on photo to enlarge).

Wellington girls golf hosting tournament

The Wellington High School girls golf team are hosting the third annual WHS Girls Varsity Tournament on Monday. The team hosts Andale, Andover Central, Arkansas City, Buhler, Circle, Mulvane, and Winfield. The tournament starts at 3 p.m. at the Wellington Golf Club

This year’s program has seven girls – up five from the year before. There are one junior and six freshmen.

This year’s team include:

Payton Ginter – junior;

Emma Stover- freshman;

Kasaiah Richmond – freshman;

Laney Dillon – freshman;

Ashlyn Sowersby – freshman;

Elly DeJarnett – freshman;

Leanna Herring – freshman;

Roxy Webster – freshman.

The team participated in the Sierra Hills Club Andover Central Invitational on Tuesday. Ginter finished eighth and received a medal. The individual scores are as follows: Ginter – 72, Richmond – 92, Sowersby – 95, Herring – 99 for the team score. Other scores were: Stover – 104, DeJarnett 103, Dillon 112 and Webster – 112.

Last week, Sowerby finished sixth in the Augusta Invitational. She placed sixth with a 49. Ginter finished with a 52, Stover 62, Herring 64, Webster 70 and DeJarnett 72. 

Ashlyn Gerten played in No. 2 doubles with her partner Kami Reichenberger placing second with a 3-1 record in Tuesday’s tournament.

The Wellington girls win the tournament

The Wellington girls were victorious in the five-team tournament on Tuesday. The Crusaders finished first with 30 points. Winfield had 25, Sterling 22, Kingman 18, and Chaparral 5.

Kylie Aufdengarten and Rylee Rusk went 4-0 and placed first in No. 1 doubles.

Natalie Henning was 3-1, placing first at No. 2 singles.

Ashlyn Gerten and Kami Reichenberger went 3-1 and finished second at No. 2 doubles

Jensen Lynnes was 2-2 and placed third at No. 1 singles.

Jordyn Brown also played in her first varsity competition and did very well at singles with two very close matches losing 7-5 in both.

The following assessment of the tournament by Brian Aufdengarten, Wellington head girls tennis coach:

“I was very proud of Jordyn Brown stepping in and playing for us.

Jensen got off the courts about 9:45 in the evening, with tiebreak matches and another 7-5 match.  She was very tired.

Two doubles did very well and are very scrappy, very quick, and going to be fun to watch over these next four years.

Natalie bounced back after a first-round loss and won three in a row which tied her for first and she came out on top.

Kylie and Rylee gave up two games all day.  Sterling was the toughest team and we won 7-1.  It is a state qualifying team.

The weekend schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 13, 2019

1:00pm Tennis: Girls Varsity Invitational

(Rescheduled from 09-12-19)

vs. Andover Central, Augusta, Buhler, Circle, El Dorado, Wichita Classical, Wichita Collegiate

7:00pm Football: Boys Varsity Game vs. Andale

Saturday, September 14, 2019

9:00am Tennis: Girls Varsity Tournament vs. Chaparral, Greeley County, Kingman, Kiowa County, Larned, Lyons, Pratt, Sterling

9:30am Cross Country: Varsity/JV Invitational vs. Arkansas City, Belle Plaine, Caldwell, Clearwater, Eisenhower HS, Goddard, Oxford, Remington, Valley Center, Winfield

Monday, September 16, 2019
3:00pm Golf: Girls Varsity Invitational vs. Andale, Andover Central, Arkansas City, Buhler, Circle, Mulvane, Winfield

6:00pm Football: Boys C-Team Game vs. Andale

 @ Wellington Football Field
Sellers Park


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