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...
Hosts win CHS tennis invite
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE—With the league meet quickly approaching, Thursday’s Chanute Invitational Tennis Tournament gave the host Blue Comets a chance to work on their games with the postseason in mind.
And if Thursday’s results are any indication, things are looking pretty good for the Comets.
Chanute didn’t lose a single match at the invite, as every CHS entry took first place in their respective division.
“I was real satis...
Chanute takes first at Parsons Invite
Tribune staff PARSONS—Led by Skyler Miner’s individual title, the Chanute High School golf team took first place at the Parsons Invitational on Thursday at Katy Golf Course. The Blue Comets edged out Pittsburg and Independence with a 324 to take first-place as a team. Pittsburg was three strokes back of Chanute with a 327 while Independence ended up with a team score of 332. A junior, Miner shot a 75 and took first place at the event. Thr...
NCCC baseball sweeps Highland
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Neosho County Community College baseball team got back on track with two wins over Highland on Thursday at Hudson Field. The Panthers won game one 9-3 and then took game two 12-2 in five innings. The wins snapped a four-game losing streak for Steve Murry’s Panthers. With the sweep, the Panthers improve to 26-22 overall and 16-16 in the conference. Cameron Bentley and Eric Dawson both hit home runs for the Panther...
Henshall signs with Coffeyville CC
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—If you ask Cory Henshall, the decision was not an easy one. But in the end, leaving town just felt right. The Chanute High School senior basketball standout has signed to continue his athletic and academic career at Coffeyville Community College. Henshall made it official on Wednesday with a signing at CHS. Henshall said choosing a school was a tough decision for him. He had also considered Neos...
CHS TRACK: Injuries adding up for girls team
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor There’s rain in the forecast, but the Chanute High School track and field team is scheduled to compete at the Fredonia Relays on Friday afternoon. The meet begins at 3 p.m. It will be the fourth varsity meet of the season for the Blue Comets. Thunderstorms are predicted for the afternoon. Injuries adding up The CHS girls track team seems to be under the same curse that the girls basketball team was under ...
Royster girls set new school records at home meet
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Royster Middle School track team hosed a meet on Tuesday at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. Royster’s seventh and eighth grade girls both took first place at the meet. The seventh grade girls finished with 143.5 points and second place Independence had 76. The eighth grade girls also won by a large margin, with 165 points. Pittsburg was second with 76. The seventh grade boys took third place with 76 points...
Neosho County baseball drops two at Coffeyville
Tribune staff COFFEYVILLE—The Neosho County Community College baseball team fell to under .500 in Jayhawk East play with two losses at Coffeyville on Tuesday. The Red Ravens defeated the Panthers 12-5 and 14-7. Steve Murry’s Panthers are now 24-22 overall and 14-16 in the conference. Coffeyville scored 10 runs in the first three innings en route to the win. Jake Kleine took the loss on the mound for Neosho County. He went two and two-thir...
CHS notes: Softball team gains valuable experience
Tribune Sports Editor
Despite falling in both games of a doubleheader, the Chanute High School girls softball team gained valuable experience last Friday night.
The Blue Comets ran into the top team in the Southeast Kansas League on the night. The Labette County Grizzlies defeated the Comets 9-5 and 13-4.
“The first game was a good, well-played game,” Chanute Coach Don Simmons said. “They just beat us. Labette is the best team in t...