What looked like early on to be an ensuing battle, turned out to be something else as the game progressed between the 1-0 Wellington Crusaders and 1-0 Mulvane Wildcats in district play Friday evening at Sellers Park. Mulvane found paydirt first but Wellington answered, knotting the score after a 3 yd. TD reception from Ledbetter to Jimenez and a successful PAT by Karsten Gill. This would be Wellington's one and only score after a myriad of untimely penalties and big plays at the right time by the visiting team from Mulvane.
What a great week it has been for the Crusaders out at WHS and the Crusader fans across the community and beyond. The students have celebrated daily with different THEMES, CONTESTS, PEP RALLYS and more! The excitement culminated Friday evening with the crowning of WHS's 70th DUKE and also "5" basketball games vs El Dorado!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR'S DUKE - MATTHEW MASON!!
Matthew Mason is the 70th Duke of Wellington. He was crowned Friday night, Feb. 3 between the varsity basketball games at WHS. Homecoming bio: Mason is the son of Shane and Stephanie Mason and has been involved with track for three years, powerlifting for three years, football for two years and wrestling for two years. Outside of school Mason likes spending time with friends and going to the movies. Honors in which Mason has received are Overall Powerlifting State Champion and State Qualifier in track. Mason's future plans are to attend Butler Community College for track.
This year's Wellington High School Duke candidates Noah Rinehart, Lukas Soria, Matthew Mason, Connor Burnett and Brock Edwards took some time out of their day on Tuesday to talk to Shelley about all the homecoming festivities going on this week leading up to coronation on Friday night between the boys and girls varsity basketball games. |
Full video coming soon, watch it now on channel 55.
This week Cowley College announced the finalists for their 2017 Homecoming and Peyton Adams, WHS 2015 grad, is one of the queen candidates.
Here is the bio of Adams from a Cowley press release:
"Peyton Adams, daughter of Eric and Coni Adams, is a pre-nursing major. At Cowley, she is a member of the women’s tennis team, a student ambassador, a resident assistant in the dorms and past Queen Alalah candidate. After Cowley she plans to attend nursing school at either Kansas University or Pittsburg State University."
The five 2017 Wellington High School Duke candidates took time out for a photo-op this week. They are Brock Edwards (left), Noah Rinehart, Connor Burnett, Matthew Mason and Lukas Soria.
One of them will be crowned during coronation on the evening of Feb. 3 during the homecoming festivites at Wellington High School.
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During halftime of the homecoming football game on October 7. Senior, Jaycee Schettler was crowned as WHS royalty.
Watch the coronation of the 2016 Wellington High School Duchess unfold in the video above or on local cable channel 55.