The Blue Streak

  • December 12V Scholars Bowl Tournament @ Lawrence Free State; 4 pm

  • December 12TG Tour of Topeka; 8:30 am - 3:15 pm

  • December 12StuCo Meeting, Auditorium; 7:30 - 7:55 am

  • December 11B/G JV & V Basketball @ Emporia; 4:30 pm

  • December 11PD - DOK In-Service, Staff Lounge; 8 am - 3:30 pm

Wrestling Season Begins

Danielle Pancoast, Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Wrestling

To start off the month of December, the Washburn Rural Wrestling team traveled down to Leavenworth, Kansas to compete in the 30th Annual Leavenworth Challenger. The team fell short of first by 80 points but brought home a second place plaque and many happy wrestlers. The tournament had an A bracket and a B brac...

Boys and Girls Basketball Open Their Seasons

Emily Hoopes and Major Copeland

December 4, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

On Nov. 30, Washburn Rural High School kicked off their basketball season. Students and parents alike came to the school to see their fellow peers put everything they had into the first game of the season. Both teams played second ranked Blue Valley North. This game was a break in a common trend with...

Head Coach Steve Buhler Celebrates 150 Wins

Head Coach Steve Buhler Celebrates 150 Wins

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Steve Buhler is the head football coach for Washburn Rural’s team and after a few successful seasons, he reached a great milestone. Buhler’s first year coaching at Washburn was in 2013. He transferred from the head coaching position at Rossville High School in hopes to turn this school’s program...

Unified Basketball Hosts Tournament

Emily Hoopes, Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

Washburn Rural host Unified Sport basketball games for many students to participate in every year. On Oct. 27 the students faced off on the court again and Junior, Reagan Hardesty, appreciates the opportunity it brings to her. “Unified Sports is a program that allows our fellow peers with disabilities to ...

Football Wins First Round of Playoffs

Football Wins First Round of Playoffs

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Showcase, Sports

On Friday Oct. 26, the football team played in the first round of playoffs against Garden City High School. Being the higher seed, Washburn got to defeat Garden City 21-7 in front of their home stands. This advances the team to the second round of playoffs. The game started off with Washburn scoring t...

Boys Soccer Advances to Post Season

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Fall Sports, Sports

On the weekend after the WRHS Boys soccer team finished their regular season, they were named as the number one seed going into the Central/South Central bracket for Regional #1. This means they would play the next two games on their home field against lower seeds. On Oct. 23, the team played Wichita South fo...

Junior Blues Come Out on Top on Senior Night

Junior Blues Come Out on Top on Senior Night

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

On friday Oct. 19, the Junior Blues hosted the football team’s senior night against Seaman High School. With 23 seniors on the team, the Blues pulled out a 20-7 win against the Vikings, giving them their sixth win on the season. The Blues came out slow, starting their first series with an interception ...

Volleyball Wins Sub-State

Gwen Clark, Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Volleyball

The girls volleyball team competed at sub-state on Saturday Oct. 20, which was hosted at Washburn Rural. The team beat Wichita North and also won in the championship game against Manhattan. After their success at sub-state, the team is headed back to state again this year. The state volleyball tournament...

Cross Country Team Competes at Regionals

Lauren Miller, Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The Washburn Rural Cross Country team attended regionals last Saturday at Warner Park in Manhattan. The boys and girls varsity teams got second and third place, respectively. The JV girls team got first place overall. The top three teams at regionals qualify for the state meet on Oct. 27.  Matthew Swed...

Girls Golf Brings Home Bronze from State

Emily Burris, Print Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Golf, Sports

The girls golf team headed to Salina on Oct. 16 to compete in the KSHSAA state tournament. The team competed at Salina Municipal Golf Course. On Oct. 8 the team won regional and had four top 10 finishes. The state tournament was originally scheduled to start on Oct. 15 but due to weather it had to ...

Girls Tennis Competes Through Postseason

Gwen Clark, Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, Sports

The Washburn Rural High School girls tennis season is coming to an end, but they are still preparing for the Regionals Tournament, which will begin on Friday Oct. 5. Freshman Shelby Smutzler finished her season at the JV League Tournament, which occurred on Oct. 3. She accomplished most of her goals this year...

Varsity Football is Victorious over Highland Park

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

On Oct. 11, the football team added another win to their record, beating Highland Park High School 55-0 at Hummer Sports Park. The Blues came out strong, scoring a quick touchdown in the first quarter, and continued scoring, leading 49-0 at half. Touchdowns were scored by both offensive and defensive players. ...

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