Pitching, defense lead CHS softball to two wins
Tribune staff The Chanute High School softball team improved to 9-5 on the season and 5-5 in the SEK after two wins over Columbus on Thursday. The Blue Comets won game one 2-0 and then took the second game 2-1. “We got great pitching, good defense and just enough timely hitting to win both games,” Chanute Coach Don Simmons said.” “If we continue to get good pitching and play good defense, we’ll have a chance to win a lot more games. I’m co...
CHS TRACK: Personal bests set at Coffeyville
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor COFFEYVILLE—Several personal bests were set as the Chanute High School track team competed at the Coffeyville Invitational on Friday. The boys team took first place at the six-team invite. The CHS girls were second to Labette County by two points. Chanute Coach Derek Liggett said he was pleased with his team’s results. “We’re getting to the point in the season where we’re hoping to see good times,” Ligget...
Hale wins SEK title, Comets finish third
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Mitchell Hale is the Southeast Kansas League’s individual golf champion for 2010. A Chanute High School junior, Hale had the best score after four league-designated tournaments. Hale finished with a cumulative score of 319, five strokes better than runner-up Jon Nichols of Pittsburg, who finished with a 324. “Mitchell’s been great this year,” Chanute Coach Bill Woodard said. “He was solid at all of the to...
CHS TRACK SLIDESHOW: COFFEYVILLE INVITE
The Chanute High School track team competed at the Coffeyville Invite on Friday. Included in the slideshow are Darian Rubow, Jordan Wiltse, Brooke Sharp and Tray Hodges competing in the high jump; Jared McComb in the 4x200 relay; Brooke Sharp in the 800; Justin Lawrence in the 800; Asia Hale handing off to Abby Neeley and Kaitlyn Dispensa in the 4x800 relay. To purchase photo reprints of any of these photos, call the Tribune at 431-4100.
CHS golf ends up third in SEK race
COLUMBUS—Hopes of a third-straight Southeast Kansas League title were shattered on Thursday for the Chanute High School golf team.
In the final SEK-designated meet of the season, the Blue Comets finished fourth at the Columbus Invitational. With the finish, Chanute finished third in the SEK standings.
Going into the meet, the Comets were just one stroke behind league-leader Pittsburg. But on an extremely windy Thursday, the Comet...
CHS softball sweeps Columbus
CHANUTE—The Chanute High School softball team earned two wins against Columbus on Thursday at Santa Fe Park.
The Blue Comets won game one 2-0 and then took the second game 2-1.
The Comets won game one 2-0 in a pitcher’s duel that saw both teams struggle to produce any offense.
Chanute broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the sixth. With one out, Taylor Gard lifted a fly ball to right. The Columbus outfielder fell down and Gard ended up on se...
Chanute baseball drops two vs. Columbus
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The Chanute Blue Comets had their chances. But the hosts were unable to take advantage of those opportunities on a windy Thursday at Paul Lindblad Field at Katy Park. The result was two losses. Columbus swept a doubleheader from Chanute, winning game one 11-5 and game two 12-4. In both games, Chanute stranded base runner after base runner. “We left a ton of people on base,” Chanute Coach Matt ...
Chanute fares well at SEK Tennis Meet
Tribune Sports Editor
PARSONS—The Chanute High School boys tennis team had two second place finishers at the SEK Tennis Meet on Thursday in Parsons.
Jimmie Quinn was second at number-two singles and the number-one doubles team of Mason Johnson and Jacob Guiot also took second. Both fell in their respective title matches.
“I’m satisfied with how we played,” Coach Wayne Woodyard said. “I felt we were real competitive until the end. ...
Comets improving, still have work to do
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor As the second half of the high school baseball season arrives, the Chanute Blue Comets are improving with the physical aspects of the game. But if you ask Chanute Coach Matt Koester, the Comets have been held back at times by the mental aspects of the game. The Blue Comets are now 4-8 on the season and 2-6 in the SEK. Chanute hosts Columbus today at 4:30 p.m. Today’s date will be the last home doublehead...
Panthers split with KCK in league finale
Tribune staff KANSAS CITY—The Neosho County Community College baseball team wrapped up conference play on Tuesday at Kansas City, Kansas. The teams split a doubleheader. Neosho County won game one 9-2, but KCK won the second game 2-0. The Panthers are now 31-23 on the season and finished 19-17 in the conference. Neosho County led 3-0 when they added four more runs in the fifth inning. Brady Adamek got the win on the mound for the Panthers...
CHS NOTES: Comets go for league titles on Thursday
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE—The Chanute High School boys tennis team will compete at the SEK Meet on Thursday in Parsons, beginning at 8 a.m. Chanute Coach Wayne Woodyard said he feels his team can have a nice showing.
Of course, when you’re talking about tennis in the SEK, Independence has to be the favorite.
The SEK golf title will be on the line at the Columbus Invite on Thursday. Three teams are very close after three ...
MURRY'S MILESTONE: 700 VICTORIES
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—When Steve Murry looks back on the 2010 season, two things will come to mind. First, he’ll remember it was the season the Neosho County Community College baseball team had artificial turf installed at Hudson Field. And next, Murry will likely remember reaching another milestone victory. The longtime coach of the Panthers, Murry earned his 700th career win on Monday as the Panthers swept Brown Mack...
Panthers earn home victories
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The final two home dates of the regular season definitely went well for the Neosho County Community College baseball team. The Panthers swept Brown Mackie on Monday and swept Fort Scott on Saturday. On Monday, the Panthers took game one 7-3 and then won game two 12-1. Coach Steve Murry earned his 700th victory with the sweep. Look for more on Murry’s milestone and Monday’s games in the Tribune tomo...
Chanute baseball falls at Indy
Tribune staff INDY—The Chanute High School baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader to Independence on Friday night. The Bulldogs won game one 11-0 and then took game two 11-2. In the first game, Indy scored five runs in the first inning and then added four more in the second. The Bulldogs scored two in the fourth. The game ended after five innings. For Chanute, Brandon Bell and Anthony Keenan had two hits apiece, while Andrew Pari...
CHS softball splits with Indy
INDY—The Chanute High School softball team split a doubleheader with Independence on Friday night.
The host Bulldogs won game one 5-4, but the Blue Comets won game two 11-3.
Chanute Coach Don Simmons said his team’s five errors led to five unearned runs for the Bulldogs in the first game.
Taylor Gard took the loss on the mound, but Simmons said she threw well.
“Gard pitched well enough to get a win, but the defense let us down,” ...
NCCC track fares well at Southwestern
Tribune staff Despite stormy conditions the Neosho County Community College track team competed at the Southwestern Relays this past weekend in Arkansas City. Kellsey Trimble took home her third meet title of the year in the javelin. Also for NCCC, Misty Lowe took seventh. “It was a terrible wind for the jav, but Kellsey threw well,” Coach Darin Schmitz said. “She is still waiting for that big throw and I think it will happen in the next ...
Seniors lead the way for CHS at Fredonia Relays
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor FREDONIA—The usual suspects led the way for the Chanute High School track team at the 71st Annual Fredonia Relays on a windy but sunny Friday. The team’s senior standouts once again got it done for the Blue Comets, as Tray Hodges, Matt Bollig, Justin Lawrence, Brooke Sharp and Ali Aylward all had stellar days at the meet. “The seniors are leading the way,” Chanute Coach Derek Liggett said. “They all had go...
CHS TRACK: SPRINT, PLANT, SOAR
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor With a determined look on his face, Tray Hodges stands at the end of the long, thin runway, ready to launch. He takes a deep breath, sprints full speed down the runway, plants his pole in the box and propels himself into the air. At the height of his jump and with a swing at the end, the Chanute High School senior clears the bar at 13 feet. His body descends and he lands on the cushioned pad. A hint of a sm...
Blue Comets have a shot at league golf title
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor After three league-designated meets, the Chanute High School golf team is still in the hunt for a Southeast Kansas League title. Chanute is currently tied for second. Pittsburg is now in first place with a total score of 1005. Coffeyville and Chanute are one shot back with scores of 1006. The Columbus Invite is the final SEK-designated meet of the year and will be held next Thursday. “I think the kids ar...