Comets split on the road
Tribune Staff Tribune staff INDY—The Chanute High School volleyball team split two matches on the road on Thursday night. Chanute defeated Parsons 25-18, 25-12 but then fell to the host Bulldogs. Independence defeated Chanute 28-26, 25-13 in a showdown of two of the top three teams in the SEK. Chanute coach Gail Petersen said her team didn’t play its best against the Bulldogs. “We couldn’t get anything going,” Petersen said. “Our menta...
Panthers soccer teams sweep Coffeyville
Tribune Staff Neosho County earns key wins Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—You want to be playing your best at the end of the season. That’s just what the Neosho County Community College men’s soccer team is doing. After a slow start to the season, the Panthers are making a late push. The Panthers defeated Coffeyville Community College 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Chanute Community Sports Complex. That gives the Panthers tw...
Comets set to host Golden Tornado
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Week six of the high school football season is upon us. The Chanute Blue Comets will look to keep their momentum going when they host Field Kindley High School on Friday night at Chanute Community Sports Complex. Chanute is now 3-2 on the year after last Friday’s huge 50-13 Homecoming win over Independence. The win snapped a two-game losing streak and got the Comets back on track. “We ...
Devils dealing with injuries, Jets looking for first win
Area prep football
Tribune Sports Editor
Don Barcus has never seen anything like it.
The Erie High School football coach has been around the game for decades, too.
Bad luck seems to be hanging over the Red Devils this season. Injuries have been the main problem....lots and lots of injuries.
“I have been coaching 37 years and I’ve never seen this many injuries in one year,” Barcus said. “These have been legit injuries...
Postseason arrives for tennis team
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor It may be hard to believe, but the postseason has suddenly arrived for the Chanute High School girls tennis team. The Blue Comets will compete at the Parsons Class 4A Regional on Thursday morning. The top four in singles and the top four doubles teams advance to the Independence Sub-State on Saturday, Oct. 11. “We’ll see what happens,” Chanute coach Mike De La Torre said. “We’ll do the be...
JV football wins, freshmen fall
Tribune Staff Tribune staff INDY—The Chanute High School JV football team improved to 4-1 on the season with a 12-6 win at Independence on Monday night. After a scoreless first quarter, the Bulldogs got on the board in the second quarter with a one-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion failed. Chanute responded as QB Alec Haight connected with Ethan Beck on a four-yard touchdown. The two-point try failed. At the half, it was 6-6....
Royster volleyball goes undefeated
Tribune Staff Tribune staff The Royster Middle School 7th grade girls volleyball team did it again Monday night at Altoona. The Rockets beat Chetopa 25-16, 25-7 and then beat Altoona 25-12, 25-5 to go undefeated for the season. “We came out a little slow in the first game against Chetopa but then we were able to get our offense going and play our game for the rest of the evening,” Royster coach Rexine Spencer said. Tara Haight put...
Neosho County releases men’s hoops schedule
Tribune Staff Tribune staff CHANUTE—Neosho County Community College men’s basketball coach Jeremy Coombs has announced the 2008-09 men’s basketball schedule. The schedule features five home games in the pre-conference portion of the season. “I am extremely excited about the men’s basketball schedule that we put together,” Coombs said. “Last season we had two home games in the pre-conference. This year we felt it was important to schedule...
St. Paul wins at Waverly, Jets fall to Central Burden
Tribune Staff Tribune staff The St. Paul High School football team defeated Waverly 48-14 last Friday night. St. Paul is now 3-2 on the year. Indians senior Jarod Winter scored four touchdowns and ran for 234 yards on 16 carries. Senior QB Logan Giefer ran 19 yards for a touchdown that gave the Indians a 22-0 lead. Kendall Winter scored on a 42-yard run. The Indians are off this week. Jets fall on the road Central Burden defeated Alt...
Indians fall to Grizzlies, Devils knock off SEK teams
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The St. Paul Indians showed they can hang with Class 4A teams. The Class 1A Indians took fourth place at the Chanute Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Saturday. Labette County defeated St. Paul 25-20, 25-19 in the third place match. Earlier in the day, St. Paul beat Parsons 25-12, 21-25, 25-18 and then knocked off Erie 25-21, 25-19. Chanute beat St. Paul 25-10, 25-18 and then...
Tennis team seventh at SEK Meet
Tribune Staff Tribune staff The Chanute High School girls tennis team finished seventh at the SEK Tennis Tournament at Pittsburg State University on Saturday Independence won the league title and Pittsburg was second. At number-one singles, Chanute senior Lauren Galemore went 1-3 on the day and finished in sixth place. “That was a tough bracket,” Chanute coach Mike De La Torre said. “Lauren played her heart out. She played hard and did...
Comets slip in title match
Tribune Staff Chanute Invite held Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Firing on all cylinders, the Chanute Blue Comets were cruising along—match after match and win after win. But at the worst possible time, the Comets simply ran out of steam. A sluggish finish was simply too much to overcome for the Chanute High School volleyball team. Jayhawk-Linn avenged an earlier loss and defeated Chanute 12-25, 25-20, 25-20 in the title ma...
The Neosho County Community College men’s soccer team lost to Garden City 1-0 on Saturday. Garden City is nationally-anked.
“We played really well and had a lot of chances to tie the game up in the second half,” Panthers coach Steven Harrison said. “We’re starting to play like the team I knew we had.”
¬†The Panthers host Coffeyville on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Chanute Community Sports Complex.
¬†The women’s soccer team tied Gar...
Comets get back on the winning track
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Friday’s 50-13 win over Independence was exactly what the Chanute Blue Comets needed. After two-straight losses, the Comets got back on the winning track against Indy. And the team looked solid doing it. “We got back on track, offensively and defensively,” Chanute coach Don Simmons said. “It was a ‘get well’ week and I think we accomplished that. Hopefully, the win will get us on track for...
Blue Comets shared league title in 1985
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor What could have been. The Chanute High School football team went 5-4 and tied with two other teams for the SEK Lower Division title in 1985. That record failed to live up to the team’s expectations. The year saw the Blue Comets lose some close ones. In fact, the word heartbreaking would be more appropriate. Chanute lost to Indy by one touchdown, to Parsons by one touchdown and to Labette...
Volleyball hits the road
Tribune Staff Tribune staff COFFEYVILLE— The Chanute Blue Comets dropped a key Southeast Kansas League volleyball match to Pittsburg on Thursday night at Field Kindley High School. In a showdown of the top two teams in the league, the Purple Dragons defeated the Comets 26-24, 25-21. “We started out well and were ahead and we didn’t play bad,” Chanute coach Gail Petersen said. “Pittsburg just played very well. They were on top of their ga...
Girls win Pittsburg Invite
Tribune Staff Tribune staff PITTSBURG — With four runners in the top 10, the Chanute High School girls cross country team took first place at the Pittsburg Cross Country Invitational at Four Oaks Golf Course on Thursday afternoon. “It was a good day,” CHS Coach Derek Liggett said. “The girls ran well. They’re running with a lot of confidence right now.” The Comets beat out host Pittsburg for the top spot. The Dragons finished higher than...
Chanute football season stats
Tribune Staff CHANUTE FOOTBALL SEASON STATS (2-2 overall) CHS TEAM STATISTICS CHS Opp. First Downs 56 36 Yards rushing 700 466 Yards passing 601 460 Passes 47-88-4 26-51-1 Total offense 1,301 926 Fumbles lost 4 4 Pen.-yrds 19-170 22-165 Turnovers 8 5 Score by quarters 1 2 3 4 Final CHS 28 41 35 43 147 Opp. ...
Men’s soccer team tops Indy
Tribune Staff Cimmara leads Panthers Tribune staff The Neosho County Community College men’s soccer team beat Independence 5-0 on Wednesday. Alex Cimmara had four goals and Dennis Klos had one for the Panthers. Coach Steven Harrison’s Panthers are now 2-3-1 in Region VI play. The team is at Garden City on Saturday.
HOMECOMING GAME IS HERE
Chanute hosts Indy on Friday
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE—Homecoming can either be a blessing or a burden.
Teams can be pumped up or they can be distracted by all of the week’s activities.
Chanute coach Don Simmons hopes the week’s events provide a needed boost to his team.
The Blue Comets will host Independence on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Chanute Community Sports Complex.
“So far, it hasn’t been a distraction,” Si...