Comets schedule scrimmage games
Tribune Staff The Chanute High School volleyball team will host its annual scrimmage game on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the new gymnasium. The Chanute High School football team will host its annual “soap” scrimmage on Friday at 7 p.m.
THE SECRET’S OUT
Tribune Staff Blanchard won’t sneak up on teams this year Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Week after week, Ty Blanchard patiently waited his turn. During the early stages of the 2007 season, Blanchard watched from the sidelines as the Blue Comets offense did its thing. “Coming into the season, he was probably our number three running back,” Chanute coach Don Simmons recalled. Eventually, as fate would have it, Blanchard got his cha...
Blue Comets, SEK teams have schedule changes in ‘08
Tribune Sports Editor
For years and years, the Chanute Blue Comets opened the high school football season with the Coffeyville Golden Tornado.
That trend is now over.
Chanute’s schedule looks a bit different for the 2008 season.
In fact, many of the teams in the Southeast Kansas League have significant changes to their respective schedules this year.
Now, the Blue Comets will open on the road at Pa...
Crossfire take fifth at state tourney
Tribune Staff Tribune staff The Chanute Crossfire 14-and-under girls fastpitch softball team took fifth place at the state tournament in Salina last weekend. Chanute took a 15-18 record into the tournament. Like a year earlier, the Crossfire found themselves paired up the first game with the eventual State Champions. Chanute played Salina Velocity Friday evening and played a hard fought game that resulted in a 2-1 loss for the Crossfire...
RUNNING THE SHOW
Tribune Staff Gilmore set for big season at QB Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Craig Gilmore stands near the sideline, gets some last-second instructions from Coach Don Simmons and then jogs out to his teammates. As the huddle breaks, Gilmore stands behind center and calls out the cadence. He’s running the show. The location: Coffeyville’s Veterans Stadium. It was Gilmore’s first game as the starting quarterback of the Chanute High ...
Excitement’s in the air
Tribune Staff Blue Comets football team begins season Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE— One distinct feeling filled Chanute Community Sports Complex on Monday. An overall feeling of excitement was clearly in the air as the Chanute High School football team officially opened the 2008 season with its first two-a-day session of the season. Wearing shorts and T-shirts, the Blue Comets went through drill after drill in the morning ...
1936: End of an era
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor By the start of the 1936 season, the Chanute High School football team had established itself as an area power. At the same time, versatile senior Ralph Miller had established himself as one of the top players in the region. After going undefeated the past two seasons, Chanute had high expectations in ‘36. The Blue Comets also had a new coach in A.M. “Tony” Lockyear, a former assistant. Wh...
Humboldt Speedway results
Below are Friday’s race results from Humboldt Speedway.
HEAT 1—Scott Cronk, Derrek Wilson, Paul Snyder, Don Preston, Matt Habiger, Karl Churning, Floyd Taggart
A FEATURE—Derrek Wilson, Don Preston, Matt Habiger, Karl Churning, Scott Cronk,
HEAT 1—Todd Kidwell, Billy Lyda, Duane LeQue, Christopher Brecheisen, Gregg Hutton,
HEAT 2—Jim Daniels, Ray Maloney, Zack Simmons, Leon Bash...
Chanute has new digs
Tribune Staff Athletic facilities unrivaled in the area Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Eric Methvin summed it up perfectly. “We have awesome new facilities and I don’t think anyone in the SEK can top us.” With a brand new Chanute High School comes brand new athletic facilities, as well. A larger high school gymnasium, larger locker rooms, a wrestling room, a cardio room and a weight room all await the Blue Comets when school starts...
WATCHING THE GAMES
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The opening ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics are now behind us. As the games get under way, swimming, gymnastics, track and field and basketball appear to be the focus of this year’s NBC coverage. Want to know what events not to miss? Here’s a quick viewer’s guide: Wednesday, Aug. 13 Gymnastics fans can watch Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin compete for the United States. Johns...
Comets were perfect in 1935
Tribune Staff A look back at football history Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor It was one sweet repeat. After winning the Southeast Kansas League title in 1934, the Chanute High School football team won it again in 1935. And once again, the Blue Comets went undefeated at 9-0. Four main standouts were back from the previous year’s undefeated team. They were Ralph Miller, Earl Baird, Z. A. Eaton, and Archie Trembly. The foursome led th...
Football information announced
Tribune Staff Equipment checkout scheduled for football Chanute High School football coach Don Simmons has announced the dates and times that Blue Comet football players will check out equipment and work out. On Tuesday, Aug. 12 seniors and juniors will check out equipment at 4 p.m. at the stadium. On Tuesday at 5 p.m. there will be a team meeting for all players in grades 9-12. The team will have conditioning at 5:30 and then sophomo...
New Erie coach can’t wait for season
Tribune Staff Devils picked eighth in CNC poll Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor PITTSBURG—Don Barcus is ready to go. The new Erie High School football coach said he can’t wait to get the season under way. Barcus was just one of many coaches who were in attendance at the 2008 CNC Preseason Coaches Meeting at WATCO in Pittsburg. “I’m really looking forward to it,” Barcus said. “I’ve been really impressed with the kids. They’re hard-wor...
Blue Comets picked third in preseason poll
Tribune Sports Editor
PITTSBURG—Don Simmons had a message for his rival coaches: “Live every day like it’s your last.”
Simmons, the head coach of the Chanute High School football team, had family matters on his mind while speaking Thursday at the Fourth Annual SEK Preseason Coaches Meeting at WATCO in Pittsburg.
The Blue Comets were picked third in the 2008 Preseason Coaches poll. Pittsburg was picked first and Fort ...
Night of Stars held at Humboldt Speedway
Tribune Staff Scott L. Stewart For the Tribune HUMBOLDT— In the heat of a Kansas Monday night in early August, the humid air over the massive high banks of Humboldt Speedway was ripped apart by the full throttle cry of 25 of the finest Modifieds in the United States. Once again, the USMTS has returned to The Hummer. As drivers from all points of the compass, including NASCAR stars Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace, along with the cream o...
Speedway’s big week gets started on Friday
Scott L. Stewart
For the Tribune
HUMBOLDT— The next eight days at Humboldt Speedway are huge, the biggest one week line up of events in the 40 year history of the track.
Things got off to a powerful start last Friday with some fabulous racing action.
Gregg Hutton claimed his second B-Mod feature of the year, topping a 22-car field with an absolutely flawless driving performance, even when faced with several difficult restarts. ...
Let’s look back at the history of Chanute football
Tribune Staff Commentary Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The month of August has arrived and you know what that means—it’s hot as heck outside. While that’s true, August’s arrival also means that the high school football season is just around the corner. Practices begin on August 18 for all area teams and the season begins on Friday, September 5. Chanute High School opens the season on the road at Parsons that night. If we look a...
Comets went undefeated in 1934
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor There’s a first time for everything and for the Chanute Blue Comets football team, the first Southeast Kansas League title came in 1934. Displaying a stubborn defense and a diverse offense, the Blue Comets went 9-0 on the season under Coach J. Dale Skelton. Senior Albert Miller and sophomore Ralph Miller were key performers. Albert was the quarterback and Ralph was the halfback who would a...
Sharks second at SEK Meet
Tribune Staff Tribune staff The Chanute Sharks youth swim team took second place at the SEK Meet recently. Fort Scott took first place for the eighth-straight season. Chanute was a close second. Chanute had three swimmers win the high point award in their respective age divisions. Brock Gilmore had 134 points in the 13-14 boys division, Drake Gilmore scored 114 points in the 9-10 boys bracket and Kaitlyn Newton had 80 points in the 7-8...