Less than 30 feet from the practice field where a large and loud Kapaun Mount Carmel football team was running sprints, a smaller and quieter team was also working to keep its undefeated record intact.
The Kapaun girls tennis team might not be as big and strong as their neighbors, but their record is.
Ranked No. 1 in Class 5A by the state's tennis coaches, Kapaun is heading into the final leg of an impressive season, even by its high standards.
The Crusaders are undefeated in duals this season and have racked up multiple first-place trophies, including last week's Collegiate Tournament of Champions.
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Next up is the City League tournament at Wichita State's Coleman Complex today. Kapaun has won the league title five consecutive years.
"The pressure is on us. We are the one to beat," Kapaun coach Kathy Schulte said. "Everyone else has nothing to lose. I think the girls are ready to accept that challenge."
Schulte, in her third year, said she feels the burden of keeping the program as successful as it was when she arrived.
"There is the pressure that you have to do it again," she said. "I feel really fortunate because we have such talent this year. We've gained some talent this year that has really elevated us."
Kapaun's success stems from a family-like attitude the teammates have for one another. It's not too far-fetched for the Crusaders, being most of them are family.
Doubles partners Maddie and Allie Schulte (15-3) are Kathy's daughters. Their oldest sister, Megan, is an assistant coach and former Kapaun player.
"Tennis is definitely an individual sport, but when it comes down to high school tennis, it's a team sport," Kathy Schulte said. "I feel like this team has really embraced that."
Abby Stevens, Kapaun's top singles player, is 20-2 this season.
Kapaun's biggest threat at the City League tournament will likely be Bishop Carroll, the only other City League school to crack the coaches association rankings.
The Golden Eagles' only dual loss was to Kapaun last week.
"I think we will perform strongly," Kathy Schulte said. "I'm very optimistic and excited. I feel like this is the time for the girls to show their stuff."