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...
NCCC's Lundy signs with South Alabama
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—When Antione Lundy made his first college choice, he headed south to Chanute. Now, Lundy is heading even further south for his next destination. The Neosho County Community College sophomore has signed with the University of South Alabama, where he’ll continue his basketball career. A 6-8 forward from Saginaw, Michigan, Lundy said South Alabama just felt right. “The coaching staff impressed me a ...
Panthers win two, then drop two
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Neosho County Community College baseball team swept a doubleheader from Independence on Saturday. The Panthers won game one 6-4 and game two 12-5. But on Sunday, the Panthers turned around and dropped both games of a twin bill to Labette, falling 5-2 and 6-5. Vs. Indy The Panthers were down 2-0 in game one, but then scored four runs in the fourth inning. Nick Doughty doubled and Bubba Dotson grounded out. Chris ...
Rec deadlines approaching
The Chanute Recreation Commission has announced a new deadline for baseball, softball and T-Ball. The new deadline is Friday, April 23. The fee is $15 for T-Ball and $17.50 for softball and baseball and includes a T-shirt. The fee will go up after Friday. Those interested can sign-up at the CRC office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Boys ages 13-15 may sign-up for Babe Ruth baseball. The fee is $45 and the deadline is this Friday, April 23. The Pi...
Blue Comets earn a split with Labette
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE—A familiar pattern has formed for the Chanute Blue Comets—one bad game, one good game.
That was the case once again on Friday at Paul Lindblad Field at Katy Park.
Chanute’s varsity baseball team split a doubleheader with the Labette County Grizzlies on the night. Labette shut down the Blue Comets’ offense in winning game one 7-0. But Chanute got the bats going in game two and held off a late rally to w...
Royster track results from Indy
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School track team competed at Independence on Thursday. Both the seventh and eighth grade girls took first place at the event and Coach Teresa Taylor said the Rockets dominated in total team points. “The girls keep improving their times,” Coach Taylor said. “Several girls had personal bests at this track meet and several of my records were broken—Katy Batten in the hurdles, the 8th grade 400 meter relay team...
Tennis invite postponed
The Chanute High School boys tennis team hosted the Chanute Invite on Friday. The meet was started, but an hour or so later, the meet was postponed due to the rain. According to the CHS coaching staff, the courts got too wet, so the coaches got together and decided to postpone the event out of safety concerns. The invite will be restarted on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The matches that were played will still count and the other matches will pick u...
CHS softball falls to LCHS
The Chanute High School softball team hosted Labette County on Friday at Santa Fe Park.
The Grizzlies swept both games from the Blue Comets.
Labette County won game one 9-5 and then took game two 13-4.
Look for more on these games, including stats, on Tuesday in the Tribune.
Panthers split with Allen County
Tribune staff IOLA—After a bad loss, Neosho County Community College baseball coach Steve Murry challenged his Panthers to bounce back. The Panthers did just that. After falling 11-1 in five innings, the Panthers returned the favor with an 11-1 win over Allen County on Thursday in Iola. “After game one we had a small come-together meeting where I challenged them,” Murry said. “They responded.” Added Murry: “There’s not much to say except ...
CHS notes: Tennis Invite is today
Tribune Sports Editor
The Chanute Invitational Tennis Tournament is today at 3 p.m. The event will be held at the new tennis complex on the CHS campus. This is the first year the boys team will host the invite at the complex. The girls team hosted an event during the Fall season.
Chanute Coach Wayne Woodyard said the team is looking forward to hosting the event and showing off the new complex. Teams competing are Chanute, Labette ...
CHS tennis first at Coffeyville
The Chanute High School boys tennis team took first place at the Coffeyville Golden Tornado Invite on Tuesday.
The Comets and Coffeyville each had 12 wins, but Chanute took first on a tie-breaker rule. Parsons was third with nine wins, Iola was fourth with five and Pittsburg was sixth with three.
“I was happy with the results and we played well even though we did not have Jacob Guiot at the meet,” Coach Wayne Woodyard said.
Blue Comets fare well at Baker Relays
Tribune staff BALDWIN CITY—Seniors Tray Hodges and Brooke Sharp both won individual titles for the Chanute High School track team at the 69th Annual Baker University High School Relays on Tuesday. For the CHS boys, Hodges took first place in the pole vault by clearing 13-6. Chanute’s Tim Wrestler finished third by clearing 11 feet. Several other Blue Comets had nice showings at the meet, too. Matt Bollig took second place in the javelin wit...
Royster track competes at Iola
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School track team competed at the Iola Invitational on Tuesday. The seventh grade boys took second place out of 16 teams. The eighth grade boys were ninth. The Royster girls both took first place out of 17 teams. The Rockets are at Independence today. The Rockets host a meet at the Chanute sports complex on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Iola Invite, 7th grade boys 200—Gage Kingery, third, 28.08. 400—Colton Erikson,...
Hale, Wiltse lead Comets at Pittsburg Invite
Tribune staff PITTSBURG—Mitchell Hale and Cameron Wiltse led the way for the Chanute High School golf team at the Pittsburg Invitational at Crestwood Country Club on Tuesday. Hale shot a 79 and took fourth place overall. Wiltse ended up one shot back of his teammate with an 80 for the Blue Comets. His score was good for sixth place. “Those two played pretty solid for the most part,” Chanute Coach Bill Woodard said of Hale and Wiltse. Also...
TURNER ALL-STAR GAME: Comets get one last game together
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Ali Aylward, Brooke Sharp and Kameron Braman were able to play one last basketball game together at the Third Annual Harold Turner High School All-Star Game at Neosho County Community College on Sunday. Playing for the White Team, all three Chanute Blue Comets contributed nicely to a 63-60 win over the Black Team. Aylward scored 23 points and was named the Most Valuable Player of the girls game. Sharp sco...
CHS softball earns a sweep in Wichita, baseball falls
WICHITA—Led by Taylor Gard’s pitching, the Chanute High School softball team swept a doubleheader from Wichita Independent on Friday. Chanute took game one 2-1 in eight innings and then won the second game 4-3.
Gard got the win on the mound in both games, going all 15 innings.
“Gard was outstanding,” Chanute Coach Don Simmons said. “In both games they had the tying run on base in the bottom of the last inning, but we got out of ...
Tracksters perform well at Gorilla Relays
Tribune staff PITTSBURG—Paced by solid individual performances from Brooke Sharp and Ali Aylward, the Chanute High School girls track team finished sixth in the team standings at the 21st Annual Jock’s Nitch/Pittsburg State Gorilla Relays last Friday at Carnie Smith Stadium. A senior, Sharp won the high jump by clearing 5-1. Mariah Johnson of Joplin also cleared 5-1, but Sharp took first by clearing the height on less attempts. Sharp also fi...