More Sharks in the water this summer in Chanute
Chanute residents should prepare for an increase of Shark sightings in the pool at the Recreation Center. In its second year at the public pool, the Chanute Sharks swim team has increased its membership from 60 swimmers last year to just more than 100 swimmers. The team features young athletes from kindergarten through high school, and will be hosting its first meet against Independence tonight at 6 p.m. at the Ch...
Davis working to get Lady Panthers in fighting shape this year
When fighting with other dogs, little Chihuahuas just keep biting.
This is the metaphor employed by first-year Head Coach JJ Davis’s philosophy in describing what needs to be done to make the NCCC women’s basketball team competitive next season.
“If we act like that all year, and work really hard, we know that big dogs stop fighting,” Davis said. “They quit after a while.”
This is what gives Davis confidence in t...
NCCC coach Davis running several local basketball camps this summer
JJ Davis, the first-year head coach of the NCCC Lady Panthers, is overseeing several basketball camps designed to help local young people improve their game.
His first camp of the season is next week, June 17-19, from 10 a.m. to noon at the gymnasium at the Chanute Recreation Center. This camp is for boys and girls that will be entering 3rd-5th grade in August.
This camp costs $20, which includes a T-shirt, and scholarships are available for ...
Recruits to the NCCC women’s basketball team
These are some of the players that NCCC women’s basketball coach JJ Davis has recruited to join his program this season.
Jaycee Fourkiller - A 5’7 combo guard from Crandall, Texas. She averaged 13 points a game at Crandall High School and led the team to a 22-win season her senior year.
Coach Davis: “Jaycee has great anticipation on the court as a combo guard. She is a very scrappy player who finds a variety of ways to score and help the te...
Two-time All-America athlete at A&M has roots in Chanute
An athlete with local roots is an official All-American. Dalton Rowan throws discus for the track team at Texas A & M and just now finished his sophomore year in College Station.
His father, James Dean Rowan, hails from this area, as do his grandparents L.D. and Vivian Rowan. He also has many aunts and cousins here, and his relatives try to attend as many of Rowan’s meets as possible to show their support.
Rowan won his 2nd All America for ...
NCCC’s Goedert drafted by Pittsburgh
NCCC third baseman Connor Goedert was selected in the 34th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Goedert led the Panthers in both home runs (11) and RBIs (51) this season, and helped the team reach the JuCo World Series. Goedert was originally signed to play baseball for Wichita State next season, but announced his intention to stay at NCCC next year before being drafted by a Major League squad.
Goedert said he w...
Quarry Stone Junior Golf season off to nice start
Quarry Stone Junior Golf had a good start to the season last Thursday in Oswego. In the 9-10 division, playing from 200 yards out, Drayton Cleaver tied for first with a 51, placing 2nd in a chip-off.
In the 11-12 year-old-division, Cole Wheeler placed 1st with a 42. In the 13-14 division, Clete Carlson shot a 44 for 1st, Austin Liudahl had a 46 for 2nd and Kobe Chance a 53 for 4th place. Matt DeVoe was right behind with a 54.
Five of the Quar...
Chanute alum Schooley signs with NC State
Chanute native and CHS alum Quinton Schooley signed a letter of intent last weekend to play football for North Carolina State. This makes Schooley the first of all the players who Don Simmons coached at Chanute to be recruited by a Division One school.
Simmons classified Schooley as a great kid to coach, who did anything he was asked and played anywhere he needed during his time on the Comets. He praised the wor...
Murry reflects on roller coaster of a World Series season at NCCC
Coach Steve Murry has been bringing success to the NCCC baseball program since 1986. In this capacity, he has had plenty of job offers from Division II and NAIA baseball teams.
“I would never rule out a Division One that has a lot of money,” Murry said, “because money would be awesome. But even though we’ve never really had the luxuries at Neosho that other schools have, we tell the kids when they come in that we...
Chanute Legion team sweeps Louisburg
Coach Ryan Ortiz cites an improved approach at the plate as the reason for the offensive display put on by his Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team on Thursday night.
“We were going up there swinging,” Ortiz said, “and if we put the ball in play good things will happen.”
Hosting its second doubleheader of the season on Thursday night at Katy Park, the Chanute was able to rout Louisburg in both games, 9-1...
Wide Open Speed Park to host mud run on Saturday
HUMBOLDT — Justin Hoepker enjoys motor sports so much that his kids are named Rayce, Chassis, and Speed. The Humboldt race car driver was a longtime driver, appearing in races all around the Midwest.
His love of automotive competition is what inspired Hoepker to create the Wide Open Speed Park, a venue for trucks and ATVs to have mud runs. This venue, located in a rural area between Humboldt and Iola, will be host...
Woodyard to host boys tennis camp June 17-20
Chanute boys tennis coach Wayne Woodyard will be hosting a Boys Tennis Camp at the Chanute Sports Complex on June 17-20 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event, for boys from 7th to 12th grade, will feature instruction from Woodyard, Jeff Smith and Mike De La Torre, and will feature drills designed to improve on basic tennis skills.
The camp costs $10, plus all players are required to bring their own tennis balls. For more information on this tennis c...
Class 4A splitting in two
A proposal to split up Class 4A into two divisions has passed, according to a press release issued by the Kansas State High School Activities Association on Tuesday. There will now be two divisions in Class 4A for volleyball, boys and girls basketball, baseball, and softball effective for the 2013-14 school year.
The change will take effect for football in 2014. There will be separate postseason tourneys for volleyball, hoops, baseball, soft...
Son one-hitter highlights season-opening split for Chanute Legion squad
Although Alex Son hasn’t seen much time on a pitching mound since playing American Legion baseball last summer, he threw a five inning one-hitter against Fort Scott on Tuesday night. The 1-0 victory that Son helped to seal allowed the Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team to come back and earn a split in its first doubleheader of the season.
Ryan Ortiz, the first year head coach of the Chanute Legion team...
Legion team now scheduled to play in Burlington tourney on Sunday
The schedule has shifted a bit for the Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team. The team’s scheduled game on Sunday against West Franklin in Pomona has been cancelled. Instead, both teams will be participating in a one-day tournament in Burlington on Sunday.
The schedule for this event will be released later this week.
More boats needed for Take an Airman Fishing tourney
If you have a boat, like to fish, and want to help a member of the military have a memorable day, Big Hill Lake is the place to be on June 15.
On that Saturday, the local American Bass Anglers organization is holding the annual Take an Airman Fishing tournament.
American Bass Anglers Division 58 Director Eric Craft said local boaters are still needed for the event.
“We’re still needing some boats,” Craft said. “We’ve g...
Panthers pick up post-season awards
The NCCC baseball team finished its season as the fifth ranked team in the country at the JuCo World Series in Grand Junction, Colo., last week, and honors continue to pour in for the Panthers.
Sophomore pitcher Chance Sinclair, who is signed to play baseball for the University of Nebraska next season, was selected to be a part of the All-Tournament team for the JuCo World Series. Sinclair was the winning pitcher of Neosho County’s victory a...
2013 Chanute football schedule released
The season for the Chanute Blue Comets will start on Sept. 6 with a visit from the highly ranked 4A powerhouse Mulvane at 7 p.m.
First year head coach of the Comets Jason Feeback calls this contest “a good way to start off a season.” Mulvane was a top four team last year, and beat Chanute when the two squads met in the first game of the season last year.
“That tough schedule paid off for us last year,” Feeback said. “I think playing those goo...
Coach Feeback’s plans for his first Chanute football season coming together
The players and coaches for the Chanute High football team will spend much of this summer making preparations for this fall’s season, which will start on Sept. 6 with a home match-up against Mulvane.
Jason Feeback, who is taking over the head coaching helm of the Comets, said he is already excited and already losing sleep over the upcoming season.
“I’m really excited about working with these kids and getting thi...
Fuqua and Smith big winners in Humboldt last weekend
Scott Lee Stewart
Special to the Tribune
From out of Mayetta in northern Kansas, Darron Fuqua rode into Humboldt Speedway Sunday night, with power to spare and ready for action in the annual Whitworth Memorial Race. This wrapped up a busy weekend at the local racing venue with 20 cars, 25 laps, and $1,063 to win, some of the nation’s finest squared of to do battle in the McCarthy Auto Group/USRA Modified main event.
Initially, pole sitter Te...