by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — History is a long, long time. But it is hard to remember a combination where so much went wrong for the Wellington High School athletic program on the playing field and hard word.
On the cusp of the football team’s heartbreaking 14-7 loss to Mulvane, the Wellington volleyball team may have lost one even more emotionally distressing. Mulvane, at 9-28, stunned Wellington in the first round 25-18, 25-23. Wellington ends its best season ever with a 22-16 record.
The Crusaders may have never gotten out of their own sub-state anyway. Andale was a heavy favorite. But the Crusaders were hoping a large home crowd could lift them past the Indians in the championship set. After all the team had taken Andale to three games on Tuesday in Buhler. And three’s a charm.