JV football team ends season with win
Tribune Staff Tribune staff The Chanute High School JV football team defeated Anderson County 36-0 on Monday night in Garnett. With the win, the Comets end the season at 6-1. “This was a great game to end the JV season,” Chanute coach Doug Jackett said. “Everyone was able to contribute to the win. We jumped on them early and never let up. The defense held them to just three first downs for the entire game and the offense scored on nearly...
Regular season ends for volleyball team
Tribune Staff Tribune staff The Chanute High School volleyball team ended the regular season with two non-conference matches at Wichita Campus on Tuesday night. The Blue Comets split on the night, defeating Campus 25-22, 9-25, 25-17 and falling to Valley Center 25-13, 25-15. Chanute coach Gail Petersen said she was proud of her team’s effort, especially in the Campus match. “I was really proud of how they came back after losing the seco...
Closing in on history
Tribune Staff Blanchard close to SEK records Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor We are all witnesses. Chanute High School senior running back Ty Blanchard is having one of the best individual seasons in the history of Southeast Kansas League football. Don’t believe me? Well, the numbers don’t lie. Blanchard (5-11, 195-pounds) now has 23 touchdowns and 142 points on the season. The Blue Comets workhorse has carried the ball 159 times...
Fishing a high school activity? Yep, it’s true
Tribune Staff Commentary Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor High school students in Illinois are now fishing for a varsity letter. Yes, it’s not just old guys in vests and large, floppy hats that are looking to reel in a big one. The Illinois High School Association recently became the first high school state association in the nation to sponsor a bass fishing state tournament. Teams have now formed at more than 60 schools and a two-...
Isaac wins final golf tourney of the season
The Women’s Greater Kansas City Public Links Association ended their golf season with a tourney at Prairie Highlands in Olathe on Monday, October 20.
Thirty-eight players competed in 18 hole stroke play and Chanute’s Nancy Isaac took medalist honors, shooting a two over par 74.
“I had a good round and it was a great finish to a fun season for me,” Isaac said.
Panthers run in final tune-up before regional
The Neosho County Community College cross country team competed at the Johnson County Short Course Invitational.
On the men’s side, the Panthers were led by Humboldt native and school-record holder Joab Barr. Barr ran the 6K course in a time of 20:17.08.
Trace Redburn finished in 21:18, Erik Speers finished in 22:47, while Fred Lozano (22:53), Ethan Haney (23:04), Alan Parrish (23:52) and Max Vaughn (24:08) also...
COMETS KEEP ON ROLLING
Tribune Sports Editor
Anderson County ran into an offensive juggernaut on Friday night.
The Chanute Blue Comets kept things rolling in a big way with a 65-27 laugher over the Bulldogs in the district opener.
The game was all but over by the middle of the third quarter.
And as the Bulldogs walked off the field, heads down, they knew just how Coffeyville, Indy, Parsons and Labette County had felt.
Dominant on both si...
Cubs third at Neodesha, Erie earns a win
Tribune Staff Area volleyball Tribune staff The Humboldt High School volleyball team took third place at the Neodesha Tournament on Saturday.¬† The Cubs went 3-3 on the day. Pittsburg won the tourney and Baxter Springs was second. “We were on a roller coaster ride most of the day,” Coach Staci Hudlin said. “When we communicate and play with intensity, we are successful on the court.” Humboldt defeated Neodesha 33-1, 25-16. Megan Dillow...
Cross country team now ranked
Tribune Staff Tribune staff The Chanute High School girls cross country team entered the Kansas Coaches Association poll last week. The Blue Comets, who finished second at the Southeast Kansas League Meet on Thursday, are now ranked eighth in Class 4A. The rankings are below. Also below is a recap of the SEK Meet. (A couple of names were somehow omitted last week.) Kansas Coaches XC Poll Girls Class 4A -- 1. Baldwin, 2. DeSoto, 3...
Panthers sweep Dodge City
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The final home contest of the season went well for the Neosho County Community College men’s soccer team. The Panthers handled Dodge City 4-0 on Saturday night at Chanute Community Sports Complex. “They played good,” Neosho County Coach Steven Harrison said of his team. “We knew we had a pretty good chance of beating these guys. We kind of played down to their level early, but in t...
COMETS BLAST BULLDOGS
Tribune Staff Chanute wins 65-27 Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—It’s usually a good sign when your starters are relaxing on the sidelines by the middle of the third quarter. That one scene told the story. There were plenty of smiles, laughs and high-fives for the Chanute Blue Comets before the final period had even arrived on Friday night. The Blue Comets dominated from the start and blasted the Anderson County Bulldogs 6...
Royster falls to Coffeyville, home on Monday
Tribune Staff Tribune staff The backs and receivers may get the glory, but the games are usually won in the trenches. The Royster Rockets 8th grade football team got a first hand lesson in that Thursday night as they traveled to face the Coffeyville Golden Tornadoes and fell 24-6. “We were probably giving up 25 plus pounds at each spot on the line both ways,” Coach Eric Holmes said. “They really stacked things up inside on us defensiv...
Area cross country roundup
Tribune Staff Tribune staff The Humboldt High School cross country team competed at the Burlington Invite/League Meet. As a team, the Humboldt boys were third in the league and fifth in the overall team standings at the meet. Humboldt’s Andy Hill took fourth in the league and fifth at at the meet, finishing the 5K in 19:05. Cody Wright was eighth in the league and 15th overall (19:28), Tylar Heidrick was 25th in the league and 47th overa...
Jets can’t stop Oxford scoring machine
OXFORD — Altoona-Midway had a good night offensively, barring a couple of fumbles, but the Jets had no answers in stopping the home team Oxford in a 78-32 setback, an Eight-Man District contest called after three quarters.
“We played pretty well, We’ve improved each and every week,” said A-M coach Jim Leonard. “We did just about what we wanted to do on offense, but we shot ourselves in the foot with fumbles.”
The Jets led 32-28 at the quarter...
Blanchard ties SEK touchdown record
Tribune Sports Editor
Chanute High School senior running back Ty Blanchard scored four touchdowns in the Blue Comets 65-27 win over Anderson County on Friday night.
Blanchard now has 23 touchdowns on the season.
That total ties the Southeast Kansas League all-time single season record held by CHS grad Austin Braman.
Braman set the record for the Blue Comets in 2006.
Blanchard, who leads the SEK in scoring with 146...
Co-op situation should be re-examined
Tribune Staff Commentary Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor I’ve always been a common sense kind of guy. Lately, I’ve been left wondering if I’m the only one. Maybe my mind works differently than others, but I have to admit I was a little confused when I learned about the co-op situation that Pittsburg High School has been taking advantage of this Fall. Recently, my brain was actually hurting when thinking about a recent scenario at th...
Volleyball team ends up third in SEK
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute High School volleyball team finished third in the Southeast Kansas League for the 2008 season. Pittsburg High School clinched the SEK volleyball title on Thursday by defeating Parsons (25-13, 25-11) and Labette County (25-15, 25-12). The Dragons went 7-1 in the league. Indy, Chanute and Labette all went 6-2 in the league, but the Bulldogs defeated the Comets in league action. ...
COMETS TAKE SECOND AT SEK XC MEET
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor FORT SCOTT—Four points. That’s all that separated the Chanute Blue Comets from a historical night. Yes, just four points were the difference between league champs and runner-up at the 2008 SEK Cross Country Meet on Thursday in Fort Scott. Pittsburg High School edged the Blue Comets 39-43 in the team standings for the girls league championship. Riding the momentum of two-straight wins, C...
Volleyball team earns road wins
Tribune Staff Tribune staff FORT SCOTT—The Chanute High School volleyball team ended the SEK portion of its schedule on a high note. The Blue Comets defeated Fort Scott 25-17, 25-17 and also defeated Iola 25-23, 25-18 on Thursday night at Fort Scott High School. “It was a nice way to end the conference season,” Chanute coach Gail Petersen said. “We needed these wins.” Added Petersen: “Everybody played well and we moved our feet and comm...
Area volleyball roundup
Tribune Staff Tribune staff EUREKA—The Humboldt Cubs swept a pair of matches on Tuesday night in prep volleyball action. Humboldt defeated Eureka 25-18, 19-25, 28-26. Lenzie Boring had 13 kills, six points and six digs. Kelci Owens had 19 assists, six kills, six points and four digs. Bailey Myers had 12 points with four aces and also had 10 digs. Callie Umholtz had 10 digs and seven points and Randi Barnett had six points, five kills a...