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The Blue Streak

  • September 8Football @ Manhattan High School

  • September 5Boys Soccer vs St Thomas Aquinas at 6:15

  • August 21First Solar Eclipse in 38 Years

  • May 12Boys tennis competes at State at Olathe Northwest at 11 a.m.

  • May 12Girls swim competes at League at the KSU Natatorium at 3:30 p.m.

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...

Baseball plays Seaman at Kauffman Stadium

Baseball plays Seaman at Kauffman Stadium

Emily Burris, Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under Baseball

The baseball team’s third game of the season was their fourth year in a row participating in the High School Baseball Classic game at Kauffman Stadium. Every year, more than 20 teams get the chance to play at Kauffman Stadium by selling Kansas City Royals ticket vouchers. Senior Spencer Howard has had the...

Student section supports teams at home games

Student section supports teams at home games

Drew Galloway, Online Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Sports

Every team needs that extra boost from the crowd to keep them going. In College Football and in the NFL, Texas A&M and the Seattle Seahawks have made the “12th man” a popular saying about their fans. This year at Washburn Rural, the home crowd has given the sports teams an advantage. As of Feb. ...

Students fill out brackets for NCAA tournament

Students fill out brackets for NCAA tournament

Drew Galloway, Online Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

The calendar has flipped over to March which means one thing in the sports world: the NCAA basketball tournament. The first ever NCAA tournament took place in 1939 where the Oregon Webfoots defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes. This season, the Kansas Jayhawks and North Carolina Tar Heels are the co-favor...

Siblings create sports memories together

Siblings create sports memories together

March 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

Having siblings can make a huge impact on a person’s life from the clothes that they wear or the music they listen to. It can also affect what sports they play. There are many siblings who play sports together at Washburn Rural. Football, boys basketball, boys dive, girls tennis and track all have...

Luke Gerhardt finds happiness managing Topeka Roadrunners

Luke Gerhardt finds happiness managing Topeka Roadrunners

Danielle Pancoast, Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Special Education program at Washburn Rural has worked to provide many opportunities for the students with special needs. While these students can get involved in many activities with the school, such as Capernaum and Unified Sports, Luke Gerhardt wanted to expand his horizons and get involved in ac...

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