Wellington Eighth Grade boys win Pioneer League Championship!

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Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Proud Parent · 338 weeks ago This has been an excellent group of boys to watch over the past two years, great work ethic and attitudes. They have had two great coaches working with them. Played two of the best basketball games I have seen in recent years, middle school or not! Way to go Gentlemen! Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down WHS mom · 338 weeks ago This is some AWESOME news young men…CONGRATS!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Catfish Charlie · 338 weeks ago Good job Knights. “Coach B, you’ve got some good ones coming in next year”. Coach Snipes and Coach Aguliar–Great Job. Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down We Are Family · 338 weeks ago Congratulations A.J and Antoine!!!!! We are proud of you in the “show me state” Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down not that I matter · 338 weeks ago Everyone should be proud of all the boys not just one. Cause it takes a whole team to make the win not just one player. Yes the kids has done a good job, dont get me wrong. But how do you think the rest of them feel when all you hear is about one player.. These are kids here.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Colorado Connection · 338 weeks ago Congratulations from the “Snow Capped Mountains of Colorado, we are so proud of you! Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington eighth grade boys basketball won a Pioneer League Division 3 Tournament championship with a 42-31 victory over Arkansas City in Mulvane Saturday afternoon.The win wraps up a sensational two years for the Class of 2018. This group accumulated a 27-5 record over the two years as WMS basketball players. They were 13-3 in seventh grade and 14-2 in eighth grade.They were also Pioneer tournament champions in 2013, beating Circle 42-34. Using 18 points from A.J. Snipes, Wellington would win the grudge match with Ark City Saturday. The Knights beat Ark City 33-19 at home and lost to the same team 35-27 on the road. “There are two reasons why this team has been successful,” said Antoine Snipes, Wellington eighth grade boys coach. “They share the ball, and they play great defense.”Wellington, which advanced to the championship game with victories over Rose Hill and Mulvane, was in a knock-down drag-em-out battle with Ark City in the old junior high gymnasium in Mulvane. At the half, the purple led 15-12. The two teams were knotted after three quarters 23-all.The Knights would then outscored the Bullpups 18-7 down the stretch with great shooting at the free throw line.“We knew at the end of the third quarter that we had just six minutes to play and needed to shut them down,” Snipes said. “So we made three stops in a row. That was huge. Then the rest of the game we made our free throws. Every boy stepped up to score.”Other scorers for the game were Cade Phelps with 9, Jack Walton 6, R.J. Lara 5, and Logan Jones 4.The victory didn’t come by accident. Wellington has been playing together for many years at the MAYB level. Now the boys scatter to high school and will most certainly bring new talent to what has become a surging program at the high school level.“That has been our main focus all season,” Snipes said. “Getting the boys ready for the high school level. Brian Buchanan has done a great job at the high school, and I’m excited to see what these guys can do when they get there. I think we did a good job preparing them.”•••••Pictures of the game can be found on Steve Sturgis’ sports website at www.wellington.last_img