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By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is a garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the “comment” More »

Five Cueball thoughts

Sunday Blog: Five lists of five for Sept. 21, 2014

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five lists of five for Sept. 21, 2014…   1. Five things I think I thunk last week…   A. Wellington won big Friday night, More »

Sumner Newscow local news report

Wichita man dies at scene Friday night near Belle Plaine Service Area

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington drivers coming home from the Circle football game witnessed the cleanup of a fatality accident that occurred Friday at 8:05 p.m. that killed a 58-year-old More »

Week #3 Wellington 54 Circle 32

Wellington cruises to a 54-32 victory; stays undefeated

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — You know when things are going well for a program? When a team wins by 22 points and everyone is ticked off after the game. The More »

Tennis team ranked eighth

Wellington girls tennis team is ranked No. 8 or “others” in Class 4A

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls tennis team is starting to get some statewide attention. The latest Kansas Tennis Association rankings came out and Wellington is listed in the More »

Makenna Swindler wins Kansas Pedal-Pull State Championshio

Makenna Swindler

Makenna Swindler

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Makenna Swindler, the daughter of Ashley Herrington and Jason Swindler, of Wellington was recently named the Kansas Pedal-Pull state champion at the Kansas State Fair. She won the 5-year-old girls category, that was held a couple of weeks ago.

She beat out over 30 other girls in her age group to win the first place trophy.  She competed in the National Pedal-Pull Championship held in Mitchell, South Dakota Saturday.

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By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is a garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the “comment” section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.

Happy bargain selling and hunting!

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Sept. 19 – Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Friday, Sept. 19 – Sunday, Sept. 21

WHS Daily Bulletin: Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014:

Monday

•Freshman and Junior varsity Football at WHS vs. Circle 5 p.m.

•Novice JV Tennis at WHS 3 p.m.

Tuesday

•Varsity Tennis at Collegiate 3 p.m.

•Varsity/JV Volleyball at WHS 5 p.m.

•Picture Retakes

Wednesday

•Junior Magazine Meeting 10:15

Thursday

•Cross Country at Winfield 4 p.m.

•C-team Volleyball at WHS 5 p.m.

•JV Tennis at Goddard  3 p.m.

Friday

•Football at WHS vs. Clearwater 7 p.m.

Saturday

•Varsity Tennis at Collegiate 9 p.m.

•C-Team Volleyball at Clearwater 9 p.m.

Sunday Blog: Five lists of five for Sept. 21, 2014

Five Cueball thoughts

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five lists of five for Sept. 21, 2014…

 

1. Five things I think I thunk last week…

 

A. Wellington won big Friday night, although Circle stunk. Love the aggressiveness this group displays. No more injuries!

 

Baah. We've been doing the same thing for 300 years.

Baah. We’ve been doing the same thing for 300 years.

B. News media types were breathlessly anticipating Scotland voting independence from England. Instead, the Scots voted no. Which proves one thing: We may hate the world, but we don’t really want to change it.

 

C. Kansas Department of Transportation was here Friday to announce Wellington secured a $1.1 million road resurfacing of U.S. 81 from Harvey to Botkin Street. Kudos to the good folks working at the city of Wellington who do a nice job seeking these grants.

 

D. Must reading: Wichita Eagle’s “Passionate parents can mean trouble for youth sports,” by Fred Mann and Rick Plumlee about the perils of youth sports and over zealous parents (see story here) Great quote from Ed Scarry, the team director of the Greater Wichita Junior Football League. “If I could take the parent aspect out of Little League football, everything would be great.”

Wellington girls volleyball places second in Chaparral Invitational

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington girls volleyball team finished second in the Chaparral Invitational held Saturday.

The girls went 3-2 for the day. The scores are as follows:

Wellington defeated Clearwater 25-21, 18-25, 25-10.

Wellington defeated Belle Plaine 25-13, 22-25, 25-13.

KDOT announces resurfacing project of U.S. 81 from Harvey to Botkin in Wellington

From left at the KDOT ceremony at the council chambers announcing the project are: Ron Seitz, Chief of Bureau of Local Projects;  Wellington City Mayor Roger Stallbaumer; Mike King, KDOT secretary; and Jerry Younger, KDOT Deputy Secretary;

From left at the KDOT ceremony at the council chambers announcing the project are: Ron Seitz, Chief of Bureau of Local Projects; Wellington City Mayor Roger Stallbaumer; Mike King, KDOT secretary; and Jerry Younger, KDOT Deputy Secretary.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The city of Wellington has obtained $725,000 in state grants through the Kansas Department of Transportation to reconstruct U.S. 81 from just south of Harvey to the Botkin interchange.

The project is slated sometime during the years of 2016 and 2017, said Ron Seitz, KDOT Chief of Local Projects.

The U.S. 81 project will extend south of the Harvey intersection and end at Wellington’s southern most street. Once completed, U.S. 81 will have completed road reconstruction from Botkin to A Street including the rebuilt Vandenburgh Ave over the past five years.

Wichita man dies at scene Friday night near Belle Plaine Service Area

Sumner Newscow local news report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington drivers coming home from the Circle football game witnessed the cleanup of a fatality accident that occurred Friday at 8:05 p.m. that killed a 58-year-old Wichita man.

The accident involved three vehicles which occurred at Mile Post 26.3 near the Belle Plaine Turnpike Service Area.

Douglas Rogers was struck and killed after being hit by a 2005 International Truck, driven by Rogelio Garcia Herrera, 48, of Wichita.

According to the KTA accident report, Douglass was driving northbound and apparently lost control of his 2008 Hyundai. He struck a cement divider and came to a rest facing the wrong direction with no headlights. 

Argonia-Attica victorious over Central; Conway Springs gets scare early but beats Garden Plain

Sumner Newscow report — Two Sumner County teams remained undefeated  — Argonia-Attica and Conway Springs.

The Titans overwhelmed Central of Burden 74-34. A&A led 14-6 at the end of the first quarter and was in front 38-20 after two quarters. A&A scored 30 points after three en route to victory. Stats can be found here.

Alec McDaniel had 159 yards passing and two touchdowns while gaining 119 on the ground and getting three TDs. Garrett Wells had three TDs.

In the Conway Springs game at Garden Plain, the Owls would take a 7-0 lead, but the Cardinals roared back with a touchdown at the end of the half to cut the game to 7-6 after the missed PAT. 

Nothing doing… Bluestem buries Belle Plaine 50-14… Oxford no luck with Udall.. South Haven loses big

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For three Sumner County teams, it was a rough night.

Belle Plaine would lose to Bluestem on its homecoming 50-14. At one point it was 42-0 in the third quarter. Tough loss for the Dragons, who were hoping to get a W against the other winless team. The Dragons fall to 0-3 while Bluestem improves to 1-2.

In another game, that on paper before the game it looked like it would be closer, Udall drilled Oxford 54-6. The game was close for a quarter with Udall leading 8-0 after one.

Caldwell knocks out West Elk 54-20 with fourth quarter surge

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Caldwell made a statement tonight in week #3 with a 54-20 shellacking of previously undefeated West Elk. The Bluejays are 2-1 in the season.

After a scoreless first half, Caldwell’s defense blocked a punt that resulted in a safety. Then West Elk kicked off and Colten Ward returned it 58 yards for a touchdown to make it 10-0. The Bluejays would score its first offensive touchdown of the night on a 1-yard Ward plunge late in the second to make it 16-0.

Ward would get a third touchdown to start the third on another 1-yard TD run. West Elk and Caldwell would swap touchdowns and going into the fourth it was 24-8. 

Wellington cruises to a 54-32 victory; stays undefeated

Week #3 Wellington 54 Circle 32

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — You know when things are going well for a program? When a team wins by 22 points and everyone is ticked off after the game.

The Crusaders won 54-32 Friday night to improve to 3-0. The thing was it was 34-0 at the half and 41-0 near the end of the third quarter.

But with two minutes left to play, Wellington was holding onto a 47-32 lead and Circle was attempting an onside kick.

The Crusaders recovered and reinserted the starters. One play later, Beard was running through the Circle defense for a 45 yard touchdown and this game was over.

“The starters could do whatever they wanted tonight,” said Tyler Ryan, Wellington head football coach. “I was very disappointed with our younger guys… The JV guys were either star-struck or something. They did an extremely poor job with execution. I’ve got to do a better job preparing them.”

Week #3 – Wellington-Circle and Sumner County live tweets


Sports Today: Cross Country, WMS football and volleyball results:

sports today fallby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington cross country program has been busy this week with three meets including the high school Chaparral Invitational on Thursday. Wellington Middle School volleyball and football teams were in Winfield this Thursday…

Wellington Cross Country

The Wellington High school cross country team traveled to Anthony Lake Thursday. Earlier this week the sixth grade hosted a cross country meet on Wednesday and the Wellington Middle School traveled to Lake Afton Tuesday. The results for each meet are as follows: 

2014 Wellington Duchess Candidates announced today

2014 Duchess candidates

2014 Duchess candidates.

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 2014 Wellington Duchess Candidates were announced at the WHS today. Those named are from left: Taylor Altendorf, Jessica Reyes, Peyton Adams, Amy Diver and Bailey Altendorf.

The crowning will be held during Wellington High School’s homecoming slated for Oct. 3. The crowning ceremony will be held on Friday at halftime of the Andale football game. Hopefully, it won’t rain like it did last year.

Wellington tennis team places 9th in extremely tough Ark City Invite

Crusader head logoby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington varsity tennis team played in the Ark City Invitational Thursday in arguably the best tournament the girls will play in including state. Wellignton placed ninth out of 16 teams.

Wellington scored 64 points. Andover won the event with 116. Ark City had 94, Bishop Carroll 88, Winfield 77, Andover Central 77, McPherson 76, Maize South 75, Kapaun 74, Newton 57, Wichita Independent 57, Goddard 45, Wichita Collegiate 37, Salina South 30, Campus 24.

“I was very happy with our performance in the huge tournament,” said Brian Aufdengarten, Wellington head tennis coach. “This tournament is tougher than the state tournament.  Many big name teams and highly ranked teams.  Many teams were commenting about our Wellington team and they had no idea that we had a solid team.  We were hoping to place around 12th to 13th range going in and everyone get a win.”

When the Game Stands Tall is playing at the Wellington Regent this weekend

Stand Tall at Regent

This week at the Regent Theater: “When the Game Stands Tall.” (Movie trailer is below).

When: Friday 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Rated: PG. Time: 1 hour and 55 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.

Garage Sales for Sept. 19-21, 2014

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Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Thursday, September 18, 2014:

Belle Plaine hopes to get elusive victory over Bluestem; Conway Springs battles Garden Plain

10 things to know about Sumner football

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ten things you need to know about Sumner County football going into week #3…

1. What’s on deck in Sumner County football tonight?

Week #3
Conway Sprgs. At Garden Plain
Bluestem at Belle Plaine
West Elk at Caldwell
Argonia-Attica at Central-Burden
Udall at Oxford
C-Vale-Dexter at South Haven

 

2. How long has it been for Belle Plaine? 

The last time Belle Plaine won a varsity football game it was Oct. 19, 2012. The Dragons would beat Douglass 19-14. It was a district game and the second to last game of the season. 

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