Panthers win shutout, other Highland games postponed by weather
Weather wreaked havoc on the NCCC Panthers baseball schedule over the weekend. On the road in Highland, the Panthers won the first game of their scheduled doubleheader on Saturday 3-0, and were ahead 4-3 in game two in the fifth inning, when the game was suspended due to weather. The scheduled doubleheader between the two teams on Sunday was also rained out.
Jordan Miller got the scoring started for the Panthers in the first game, scoring ...
Tennis team shows improvement at home tourney
The Chanute tennis coach had a good week of practice, and assistant coach Mike De La Torre believes that paid off with some good wins at the tournament CHS hosted on Friday afternoon. The Comets came in second place place overall, with seven wins, only one win behind the tournament winners from Labette. It marked a significant improvement in the fortunes of the team that has struggled so far this year.
Three of these wins were picked up by t...
Rain saves Comets from second loss to Labette
The rainstorm that suspended the second baseball game between the Chanute Blue Comets and the Labette County Grizzlies on Friday night was the only source of optimism that Comets Coach Matt Koester saw all night.
“We didn’t play very well, to say the least,” Koester said. “Maybe we’ll be ready to play when we make this game up.”
Koester’s team continued to struggle during their match-up with the Grizzlies, droppin...
Royster track results from April 12 Independence Invitational
Track results for Royster Middle School from Independence Invitational on Thursday April 12:
Team results: (6 teams total)
7th Grade Girls - 1st Pittsburg 123 pts, 2nd Chanute 94 pts, 3rd Independence 84 pts.
8th Grade Girls - 1st Chanute 118 pts, 2nd Pittsburg 113 pts, 3rd Independence 84 pts.
7th Grade Girls
100 Meter Dash- 3rd Kyndal Frederick, 5th Racelle Toledo 100 M Hurdles- 5th Kyndal Fredercik 1600 M Run- 2nd Kelsey Perez 400...
Chanute golf gets sixth at Parsons tourney
PARSONS — The Chanute golf team came in sixth place out of eight teams at the Parsons Invitational golf tournament on Thursday afternoon at the Katy golf course. Chanute had 390 total points, while tournament winner Fort Scott had 343 strokes.
According to the school’s assistant golf course Steve Slane, Katy is a very tight course. While each of the guys on the team got themselves in trouble at various spots on the course, Slane saw some very...
Lone returner Smith preparing to be leader on Panthers next season
Topeka native D’Marco Smith, a defensive specialist with shooting skills for the NCCC Panthers men’s basketball team, spent most of this season sitting on the team’s bench. However, Coach Jeremy Coombs has decided that the 6’1 Smith will be the only member of this year’s squad who will be asked to return next year. All other spots on next year’s Panthers roster will be filled by new recruits.
Smith was surprised b...
Humboldt softball stays perfect by beating Eureka
The Humboldt softball team remains undefeated, after scoring two victories over Eureka. The Lady Cubs won 16-13 and 15-0.
In the first game, Humboldt Coach Brad Piley was concerned about all the hits and runs his team gave up, because that’s something the team has mostly avoided this season.
“We also had some errors on defense,” Piley said, “but we hit the ball extremely well.”
Humboldt had 16 hits in this first game, including a 220-foot hom...
Chanute tennis shifts line-up, but still struggles in Coffeyville
COFFEYVILLE — The Chanute tennis team shifted its lineup around a bit when it participated in the Coffeyville Invitational on Tuesday afternoon. Kevan Morgan, who has played in the number two singles spot, was promoted to the number one singles spot for the tourney. The team’s usual number one singles player Ian Cheshier replaced the absent Jefferson Holmes, teaming with Tyler Dillow, to form a number one doubles team. Cornell Littleton was i...
Dual victories over Baker put Panthers over 30 wins
Two victories over the Baker University JV team have propelled the NCCC Panthers to become the first baseball squad in the state of Kansas to reach 30 wins this season. The Panthers improved their record to 31-12 with the 7-4 and 6-2 victories.
The first game, which went into extra-innings, was scoreless until the third inning, when both Conner Kohlscheen and Garrett Schaede scored on a single by Jordan Miller. The Panthers added a run when ...
Freshmen to give NCCC men’s basketball team fresh start; Smith will be team’s only returning player
The lineup for the NCCC Panther men’s basketball team will have a whole new look next year. The team’s coach Jeremy Coombs has announced that only one player from this year’s squad, D’Marco Smith, will be back next year. The other freshmen on this year’s team have been notified that they won’t be coming back.
Sitting in his campus office on Thursday, Coombs explained that this was a difficult decision to make, be...
Royster competes at huge Iola meet
The Royster track team was one of 18 teams in attendance at a meet in Iola on Tuesday night . The 7th grade boys finished 9th with 25.5 points. The 8th grade boys finished 6th place with 30 points. According to the school’s boys track coach Dallas Masoner, in a meet this big, the points get really spread out.
Masoner was very pleased with his boys performances.
“We saw many kids with personal best times and distances,” Masoner said. “Thing...
Illnesses, errors and stranded runners doom Comets in Paola
PAOLA — A short-handed roster, fielding errors and leaving runners on base doomed the Chanute Blue Comets baseball team in its Tuesday night visit to Paola. The Comets lost to the Panthers 16-7 and 3-2.
“We just weren’t mentally very sharp,” Chanute Coach Matt Koester said. “It cost us pretty bad.”
In the first game, Chanute fell behind 2-0 in the first, with a homer by Paola’s leadoff hitter and a score on a sacr...
Erie 2nd at Marmaton Valley Tournament
Erie placed 2nd at the Marmaton Valley Golf Tournament held at Cedar Brook Golf Course Iola, Monday. The contest was delayed by weather, causing darkness to shorten the tournament from 18 to 9 holes for scoring.
Jayhawk-Linn was the winner of the tournament with a score of 178. Erie was 2nd with a score of 182, followed by Pleasanton with 203, Oswego 215, Uniontown 223, Marmaton Valley 228. Chetopa and Yates Center didn’t have a team score.
Coach sees improvement in Chanute golf team at Pittsburg
PITTSBURG — Even though the Chanute golf team finished 10th place out of 11 teams at the invitational golf tournament in Pittsburg Tuesday afternoon, Coach Bill Woodard felt that they played a little better overall. The Pittsburg course is a little more demanding than some that the team has played this year, he noted.
“We played the ball down as you would in post season play to give the guys some experience in doing that,” Woodard said. “Over...
Chanute track team goes the distance at Baker Relays
The Chanute varsity track teams traveled to Baldwin City on Tuesday to participate in the Baker University Relays. Several key figures on the girls team were missing in action at this event, because of illness and injury, which made doing relays on the girls side interesting, according to the team’s coach Derek Liggett. Luckily for Chanute, it had some kids step up and do really well.
Despite the challenges, the school’s girls track team pic...
Chanute softball struggles to produce runs in Paola
PAOLA — Even though her Lady Comets lost to Paola in two games by a combined score of 17-2 on Tuesday, Chanute Softball Coach Maria Hernandez was encouraged by what she witnessed.
Perennial top contender in softball, the Panthers have made it to state the last five years in the sport, so it wasn’t particularly surprising to Hernandez that they beat Chanute 13-2 and 4-0 in consecutive contests. However, according t...
Allen wins first official 2012 mod feature at Humboldt
Scott Lee Stewart
Special to the Tribune
John Allen blasted his way into the record books Friday night at Humboldt Speedway by winning the first “official” USRA modified feature of 2012 at Humboldt Speedway.
Winning the race gives Allen the official points lead for the young season. Allen’s closest nemesis was runner up Whitey Folk; the duo was tied for the lead at several points. Still, Allen proved to be stronger off the corners in holding ...
Panthers punctured by Johnson County sweep
OVERLAND PARK — The nationally ranked NCCC baseball team hit a rough patch last weekend, as it was swept in four games by the Johnson County Cavaliers. The Panthers (29-12) lost Friday’s games 2-1 and 4-3, and then were defeated 1-0 and 2-1 on Saturday.
The first game on Friday started out well for Neosho County as catcher Tyler Palmer was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the first inning, which allowed Adam Giacalone to score. Unfortu...
NCCC softball sweeps Hesston
Special to the Tribune
The struggling NCCC softball team picked up two much needed wins Friday afternoon in Chanute. The wins were number 11 and 12 on the season for the Lady Panthers. After the victories, Neosho County’s record now stands at 12-25.
In the first game, the Lady Larks from Hesston College scored their first and only run in the top of the first inning.
The Lady Panther bats were quiet through the first four innings...
Erie baseball loses two to Colgan
The Erie baseball team lost both games in double-header against St. Mary’s Colgan on Thursday, falling 0-9 and 0-15.
“We had good starting pitching in the first after Brett Thompson was able to settle in,” first-year Coach Jacon Porta said. “We played good defense and was putting the ball in play, everything was right to them and they made plays. I was happy for us to play seven innings with a good ball club like Colgan and was proud with ...