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  • November 22Thanksgiving Break: No school Nov 22-26

  • November 21Boys Basketball Scrimmage @ 6 in the Activity Center

  • November 17Variety Show in Auditorium @ 7

  • November 16State Cheer Showcase @ KS Expocenter

  • November 11Chess team gets second at tournament

School Spirit

School Spirit

Emily Burris, Online Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

The Washburn Rural student section is a staple for most sporting events at the high school. The student body at WRHS has filled the bleachers on Friday nights for many years now. Not only is going to a sporting event a way to hang out with all of your closest friends every week, but it is a way to show...

Let’s Help

Let’s Help

Danielle Pancoast, Co-Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

On Sep. 26, the volleyball team hosted their annual “Let’s Help” game. The team gets together every year a few days before the game and goes door to door to collect cans for the organization of Let’s Help. They also collect cans at this game and multiple high school in the area do the same thing....

Tennis court addition

Tennis court addition

Megan Spangler, Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Girls Tennis, News, Sports

As Washburn Rural High School grows into their 100th year, the school’s tennis courts grow old. A two week renovation took place to repair and replace the worn down courts. Last spring, the adhesive that used to hold the top layer to the asphalt began to tear away. As this began, the wind eventually...

Photo Gallery: Homecoming Sep 15

Photo Gallery: Homecoming Sep 15

Alex Woods, Photographer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Photos

Volleyball team prepares for season

Emily Burris and Emily Pawley, Online Editor and Writer

September 5, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Volleyball

Head coach Kevin Bordewick is excited for this season along with all the players. Some are looking forward to getting together and working better this year. Sophomore Macy DeLeye says she is looking forward to this season. “I hope to improve from last year and come together more as a team and work...

Football team begins their season

Major Copeland, Writer

September 3, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Football season is about to kick off and the team is more than ready for the challenges this season will bring. One of the starters is Keaton Jones.  This is Jones’ third year of playing and second year starting for Washburn Rural. “I’ve been playing for a while,” Jones said, “it’s like havi...

Boys soccer kicks off their season

Danielle Pancoast, Co-Editor

September 3, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Fall Sports, Sports

One of the many things starting school back up brings is all of the fall sports, soccer being among them. In the previous season, the team brought back a 3rd place plaque from the State tournament. While most athlete’s goal for the season is to win State, the soccer team lost a large group of tale...

Tennis team brings home two titles this season

Tennis team brings home two titles this season

Megan Spangler, Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Boys Tennis, Sports, Spring Sports

The Washburn Rural High School boy’s tennis team finished their season by sending four students to state. Jacek Holroyd and Max Cassidy played in the Singles and Kyle Peter along with Landon Schmidt played as a team in the Doubles. Prior to state the team won city and regionals which qualified them...

Baseball brings season to an end

Baseball brings season to an end

Danielle Pancoast, Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports

The varsity baseball team ended their season with a 12-9 record. They placed second in Centennial League and split with the three teams that tied for Centennial League Title. While the team did not get a run at State like most of them had hoped for, the players still made many memories and got the opportunity...

Swim team ends on a high note

Swim team ends on a high note

Nadia Jackson, Writer/Photographer

May 23, 2017


Filed under Girls Swim/Dive, Sports, Spring Sports

The Washburn Rural swim and dive team ended their season competing at state on May 18 and 19. In order to compete at state, swimmers must qualify at previous meets by swimming the qualifying time or under. Divers must score a certain number of points with the required degree of difficulty for their dives. There...

Prevalence of concussions a concern for student athletes

Prevalence of concussions a concern for student athletes

Drew Galloway, Online Editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

Concussions are becoming a common occurrence in sports. According to Center of Disease Control (CDC) estimates, there are between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports or recreation-related concussions in the United States each year. Washburn Rural High School also has their fair share of concussions each year. “We ave...

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