The Blue Streak

  • January 19Topeka Sizzlers Basketball, Activity Center; 7 - 10 pm

  • January 19V Boys Basketball @ Basehor-Linwood Mid-Season Tournament

  • January 19Dancin' Blues @ Miss Kansas Dance Competition, Olathe South; 9 am

  • January 18V Boys Basketball @ Basehor-Linwood Mid-Season Tournament; 4:30 pm

  • January 18Girls Basketball v Junction City, Activity Center; 4:30 - 10 pm

Girls basketball vs. Olathe Northwest preview

Girls basketball vs. Olathe Northwest preview

Alexandria Williams, Writer

December 2, 2016


Filed under Girls Basketball

The girls basketball team plays Olathe Northwest in their first game of the season tonight at 5:30 p.m. With no seniors on the court this year, head coach Kevin Bordewick said he hopes younger players can take on leadership roles. “We are a really young team; we have no seniors. I’m jus...

Boys basketball vs. Olathe Northwest preview

Boys basketball vs. Olathe Northwest preview

Drew Galloway, Writer

December 2, 2016


Filed under Boys Basketball

The boys basketball team plays Olathe Northwest tonight at 7 p.m. “[Olathe Northwest is] a very experienced team with a ton of talent,” head coach Todd McAtee said. "They have a lot of size and athleticism inside and a couple of guys on the perimeter that can really shoot." Olathe Northwest ...

Famous baseball alumni from Washburn Rural

Famous baseball alumni from Washburn Rural

Amanda Miller, Writer

December 1, 2016


Filed under Sports

Have you ever wondered what leads to someone becoming famous after high school? Many students may dream of this type of future, but for some Jr. Blues, this became a reality. Over the years, Washburn Rural High School has produced several famous MLB players. One of the most well known graduates to come f...

Boys, girls cross country teams place sixth, seventh at State

Boys, girls cross country teams place sixth, seventh at State

Avery Munns, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2016


Filed under Cross Country

The boys and girls cross country teams team competed in the 6A State meet at Rim Rock Farm on Oct. 29. The boys finished sixth as a team and the girls team placed seventh. Senior Pierce Flanders secured the best Washburn Rural individual finish by placing ninth. Also medaling for the boys was sen...

Athletes have a variety of pre-game rituals

Athletes have a variety of pre-game rituals

Zachariah Silvers, Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

Some players have specific pregame rituals that are crucial to their success. “I always wear the same under socks for home games,” senior Ross Boyd said. “I also get to the JV game early so I can get a couple touches on the ball.” Another pregame ritual are team dinners. Many teams have these be...

Football extends playoff run beating Manhattan 24-21

Football extends playoff run beating Manhattan 24-21

Drew Galloway, Writer

November 6, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase

The football team beat Manhattan 24-21 on Nov. 4. Manhattan came into the game undefeated and had won the Centennial League. It was the first time Rural has beaten Manhattan since 1992. “[Beating Manhattan for the first time since 1992] is great for this year's team.” head coach Steve Buhler ...

Football victorious in first round of playoffs

Football victorious in first round of playoffs

Drew Galloway, Writer

November 5, 2016


Filed under Football

The football team defeated Dodge City 27-15 on Oct. 28. It was the first time they have hosted a playoff game in 24 years. “It was awesome to win the first home playoff game in a long time,” senior linebacker Chandler Rogers said. Sophomore quarterback Jordan White started the scoring ...

Girls tennis competes at State; Munns places eighth

Girls tennis competes at State; Munns places eighth

Amanda Miller, Writer

October 28, 2016


Filed under Girls Tennis

The girls tennis team placed tenth at State on Saturday Oct. 16. Senior Avery Munns was the only Jr. Blue to medal, taking the individual title of eighth place in the singles competition. “The competition at State is so good. My individual goal at State was just to get to Saturday so I cou...

Girls golf takes individual, team titles at League

Girls golf takes individual, team titles at League

Charles Dilliehunt, Writer

October 28, 2016


Filed under Girls Golf

The girls golf team won the Centennial League meet on Sept. 26 at Cypress Ridge Golf Course. As a team, they posted a score of 315 which was their lowest of the season by 15 strokes. Individually, the Lady Blues posted the top two finishers. Juniors Abby Glynn and Megan Lucas finished first and second...

Health issues challenge Dodge, Hedberg

Health issues challenge Dodge, Hedberg

Sarah Buchanan, Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

Challenges are brought up throughout everyday life and the world of sports is no different. Athletes and coaches face situations which threaten their capabilities or careers, but some athletes work through their struggles to continue their passions. Junior Dani Dodge is a volleyball and soccer play...

Washburn Rural vs. Junction City football preview

Washburn Rural vs. Junction City football preview

Drew Galloway, Writer

October 25, 2016


Filed under Football

The Washburn Rural football team plays Junction City on Sept. 25 at Bowen-Glaze stadium. According to Kansas Power Index rankings, Junction City comes in ranked number six in 6A with a 3-0 record on the season. “This is an opportunity to evaluate where we are at,” Washburn Rural head c...

Students in fall sports prepare for their season

Students in fall sports prepare for their season

Sarah Buchanan, Writer

October 25, 2016


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, Sports

A new school year brings a new season of fall sports. Washburn Rural High School’s sports teams began intensive practices Aug. 15, which was not difficult for many athletes due to training throughout the summer. Senior Chessa McCalla golfed with her family to advance her skills. “I tried to keep...

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