Area football: St. Paul cruises, Humboldt wins big
Tribune staff ST. PAUL—Riley O’Brien and Jacob Gard scored three touchdowns apiece to lead St. Paul to a 60-0 win Friday night over visiting Elk Valley in a game called at halftime for the 50-point rule. O’Brien scored on a six-yard fumble recovery and runs of 11 and 35 yards, while Gard scored on runs of one, 20 and 28 yards. The other Indian touchdowns came on a 29-yard run by DJ Vitt and an 18-yard run by Tyler Kennedy. St. Paul Head Coa...
BLUE COMETS SECURE TITLES
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE— This was more than a win against a rival. The Chanute Blue Comets beat the Iola Mustangs 34-13 on a chilly Friday night at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. And the win gave Chanute much more than bragging rights. The victory, along with Anderson County’s 41-13 win over Fort Scott, clinches the District 6 title for the Blue Comets. The win also locked up at least a share of the SEK league ti...
NCCC roundup: Soccer teams finish regular season
The Neosho County Community College men’s soccer team defeated KCK 2-1 in overtime on Wednesday.
The region playoffs begin next week for both teams.
The men’s team is now 7-8-2 overall and went 5-4-1 in the conference for Coach Steven Harrison. The team went 6-4-1 in the region. The Panthers will begin the Region VI tourney at Cloud County on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The men won their last two regular season games, beating Cowley 3-2 an...
CHS volleyball: Another shot at state
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Ali Aylward and Kameron Braman have been key performers for the Chanute High School volleyball team for three years now. But with all of the success they’ve had, the last two seasons have ended one win short of the state tournament. And now, as the Blue Comets prepare for this Saturday’s Parsons Class 4A Sub-State Tournament, the pair have realized something. “This is it for us,” Aylward said. She’s righ...
Golf team exceeded expectations in first year
Tribune Sports Editor
“I couldn’t have scripted it any better.”
That’s how Bill Woodard sums it up when asked about the season his Chanute High School girls golf team had.
In its first season as a program, the Blue Comets won the SEK title, won a regional title and took the entire team to the state tournament.
The Blue Comets finished the season this week by finishing ninth at the Class 4A State Tournament in Hutchinson.
“Like I sa...
Leading the way
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor In his first year under center, Matt Bollig has looked nothing like a rookie. The Chanute High School senior has quickly established himself as one of the top all-around players in the Southeast Kansas League. A 6-foot-1, 190-pound quarterback, Bollig has led the Blue Comets to a 6-1 record. And last Friday against Anderson County, Bollig led the way once again. Bollig threw for 288 yards on 18 completio...
Comets set to host rival Iola
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor There might not be as much hype as last year’s showdown, but when the Chanute High School football team hosts the Iola Mustangs this Friday night, there’s still a lot at stake. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. Both teams are now 1-0 in District 6 play. Chanute is coming off a dominating 53-21 win over Anderson County and Iola is coming off an 18-12 win over Fort Scot...
JV, freshmen football teams beat Anderson County
Tribune staff The Chanute High School JV football team ended up 5-1 on the season after a 34-0 win over Anderson County on Monday night at the sports complex. Grant McMillan passed to Caleb Wood for an 11-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The two hooked up again for the two-point conversion. Michael Bollig ran for a six-yard touchdown and McMillan ran in for two. Bollig scored again, this time on a seven yard run. McMillan again ran in ...
State trip on the line
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor They’ve been preparing for this day since June. Miles and miles have been run, day after day, week after week and month after month. Now, the Chanute Blue Comets hope all of that hard work pays off. A trip to state is on the line when the Chanute High School cross country team competes at the El Dorado Class 4A Regional Meet on Saturday. The girls race will begin at 2 p.m. with the boys race to follow a...
Season ends for Royster football
Season ends for Royster Middle School football The Royster Middle School football season came to a close with some Monday Night Football in Independence. The 7th grade team lost 8-0. The team found itself short-handed when Derek Sharp, one of the team’s most consistent performers on both sides of the ball, was unable to play due to an illness. Undaunted by the loss of one of the team’s leaders, the Rockets competed tooth and nail with the ho...
League title slips away
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—If you ask Gail Petersen it was all psychological. With its senior leader on the bench with a bad ankle, the Chanute Blue Comets simply letdown. And it came at the worst possible time. With a shot at sharing the league title on the line, the Blue Comets fell to the Pittsburg Purple Dragons two games to none. Pittsburg defeated the Comets 25-22, 25-8 on Monday night. Ali Aylward played the first ...
Comets keep on rolling
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute High School football team accomplished two things on Friday night in Garnett. For starters, the Blue Comets won the first district contest of the year, beating the Anderson County Bulldogs 53-21 in a game that was over by halftime. Winning the first of three district games is always important. Ask Chanute Coach Don Simmons. “It definitely puts you in the driver’s seat,” Simmons said. “You alw...
Girls golf takes ninth at state tourney
Tribune staff HUTCHINSON—Led by Taylor Gard’s eighth place finish, the Chanute High School girls golf team took ninth place in the team standings at the Class 4A State Golf Tournament on Monday at Highlands Country Club in Hutchinson. Gard shot a 95 on the day. Her score tied her for seventh, but Gard lost a playoff and finished eighth. Chanute Coach Bill Woodard said he was proud of how Gard played. “We knew she could finish that high,”...
Area football roundup: St. Paul, Humboldt earn wins
Tribune staff ST. PAUL — White City had scored 70 points in each of its last two games — winning just one. The host St. Paul Indians held the visiting Huskies to just six points and a negative seven yards rushing in a 52-6 win. Leading 14-0 after rushing TDs by D.J. Vitt and Jacob Gard, the visitors broke into the scoring column. However, St. Paul scored four unanswered scores by half for a 46-6 advantage and ended the game with one score...
Comets humble Bulldogs
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor GARNETT— Dominant on both sides of the ball, the Chanute Blue Comets hammered and humbled Anderson County 53-21 on Friday night at Garnett’s City Park Sports Complex. Chanute’s first team offense scored on every possession, while the first team defense allowed just one touchdown. Chanute Coach Don Simmons called it a dominating win. “We took care of business from the start,” Simmons said. “We played almo...
SEK Cross Country Meet recap
2009 SEK Meet, at Chanute Varsity boys team scores: 1. Chanute 47, 2. Iola 68, 3. Indy 71, 4. Fort Scott 92, 5. Labette County 109. Boys Top 10 (all-league) 1. Roman Yocham, IOL, 17:18; 2. Justin Lawrence, CHA, 17:27; 3. Trevor Summers, CHA, 17:31; 4. Blake Johnson, PAR, 17:50; 5. Jon Hogge, IND, 18:12; 6. Bryan Mendez, PIT, 18:14; 7. Keith Weaver, LCHS, 18:19; 8. Lucas Tabares, CHA, 18:19; 9. Pat Johnson, PIT, 18:25; 10. Kent Toland, IOL,...
Diabetes doesn't slow Guiot
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Many high school football players go through a pre-game ritual. Some listen to music, some eat the same meal before every game and some even take a nap. But Jacob Guiot’s pre-game ritual is a little more important. The Chanute High School senior has Type I diabetes. And his pre-game ritual has a lot more riding on it than football. “I have to check my blood sugar level before the game and I need about ...
Blue Comets headed to state golf tourney
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor It didn’t take long for the Chanute High School girls golf team to establish itself as a program to be reckoned with in Southeast Kansas. In the program’s first year of existence, the Blue Comets have already accomplished quite a bit. League champions? Check. Regional champions? Check. The entire team heading to state? Yep, that too. Chanute’s girls golf team won the Girard Class 4A Regional this week and...
CHS girls fall one point short
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—One point away from history. That’s how things ended up for the Chanute High School girls cross country team. Despite having four runners in the top 10, the Blue Comets had to settle for runner-up once again. Pittsburg edged Chanute 39 to 40 for the 2009 SEK girls cross country title. “It’s pretty tough to take,” Chanute Coach Derek Liggett said. “It’s a heartbreaking thing, but our girls ran w...
SEK MEET CHAMPIONS
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Sloshing across the soggy fairways of Quarry Stone Golf Course, the Chanute Blue Comets were on a mission. And with their hometown fans cheering them on and with the familiarity of running on their home course producing the fastest times of the year, that mission was accomplished. The Chanute High School boys cross country team took first place at the 2009 Southeast Kansas League Cross Country Meet...