Cubs fall short, Indians fare well at Oswego
Area volleyball roundup
HUMBOLDT—Lebo High School won the Humboldt Tournament on Saturday.
Colgan was second, while Baxter Springs finished third and Pleasanton was fourth.
The host Cubs went 2-2 on the day.
“Unforced errors hampered us all day,” Cubs coach Staci Hudlin said. “ The girls played well against Lebo, but missed serves kept us from winning the match.”
The Cubs defeated Altoona-Midway 25-10, 25-6 to open...
Jets, Devils fall on Friday night
The Altoona-Midway Jets fell to Marmaton Valley 52-6 on Friday night.
The Jets (0-3) struggled offensively. For the game, the Jets had just one first down and ended up with negative 44 yards of total offense.
The only touchdown of the game for Altoona-Midway came on a returned interception.
Marmaton Valley ended up with 198 rushing yards and 96 passing yards.
No other information was available to the Tribune.
St. Paul earns key win
CHETOPA—The St. Paul Indians earned a key Three Rivers League victory over Chetopa 56-30 on Friday.
“It’s a big league win,” St. Paul Coach Doug Tuck said. “And it’s always a rivalry game.”
The game featured a contrast in styles: St. Paul’s running attack versus Chetopa’s passing attack.
“We did a pretty good of containing their passing game,” Tuck said. “We’re disappointed that we gave up 30 points, though. We di...
Comets fall short
Tribune Staff Tribune staff COLUMBUS—A late comeback fell short and the Columbus Titans defeated the Chanute Blue Comets 31-28 on Friday night. Down five, Chanute had one last chance with 1:23 to play. Chanute’s Ty Blanchard ran for a first down and then quarterback Craig Gilmore passed to Alec Haight on the 48-yard line. With 38 seconds to play, Gilmore was hit, fumbled and Columbus recovered, all but sealing the win. Chanute falls to ...
Freshmen beat LCHS
Tribune Staff Tribune staff Chanute High School’s freshmen football team defeated Labette County 22-8 on Monday. Jared McComb scored on an 11-yd touchdown run. The two-point try was good as QB Grant McMillan passed to Chase Bartholomew. Labette scored and the two-point conversion was good. In the second quarter, McMillan completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Sam Son. The two-point try failed. In the third, McComb ran in from eight y...
Humboldt hammers Eureka
HUMBOLDT— “We needed this.”
That’s how Humboldt High School football Coach Travis Burk summed up Friday’s 56-0 win over Eureka.
After dropping consecutive games in the first two weeks of the season, it was the first victory for the Cubs.
“It was a nice win,” Coach Burk said. “Our kids played hard and they needed a win. We’re more focused now after a tough week of practice and our kids played with a lot more fire a...
Royster football falls to Pittsburg
CHANUTE—The Royster Rockets had their home-opener Thursday night against Pittsburg and fell 20-12.
After a sluggish start, the Rockets battled back to make a very exciting game of it.
After a failed on-side kick attempt on the opening kick-off, Pittsburg got off to a good start running the ball via a no-huddle, hurry-up offense to grab an early 6-0 lead with 5:52 left in the first quarter.
The Rocket defense would find its...
Comets tennis fourth at Coffeyville
Tribune Staff Tribune staff COFFEYVILLE—Led by a second-place finish by Eunae Abbuehl, the Chanute High School girls tennis team took fourth place at the Coffeyville Invitational on Thursday. Abbuehl went 3-1 at number-two singles. The CHS senior beat Josie Frietag of Columbus 8-7 (7-1), defeated Nikki Reddington of Coffeyville 8-4 and then defeated Iola’s Kirti Gandhi 8-5. Sara Verga of Pittsburg topped Abbuehl 8-2. “Eunae did really ...
Comets conquer Big Hill Lake
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor BIG HILL—The name says it all—Big Hill. With its steep and numerous hills, Derek Liggett called it the most challenging course his team has seen. His Blue Comets seemed to handle it just fine. The CHS girls team was just a few points away from a team title, while the Blue Comet boys took third place at the Calvin Priest Memorial Cross Country Meet at Big Hill Lake on a sunny Thursday aft...
Comets ready for Red Devil Classic
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The team that wins the annual Erie Red Devil Classic Volleyball Tournament will definitely have to earn it. This year’s tournament will feature many of the area’s top teams. The Chanute Blue Comets are one of them. The Comets are now 8-2 on the season and have won six-straight matches. The Comets won’t have an easy road this weekend, though. “We’re in a tough pool,” Chanute coach Gail ...
A long drought ended for Comets in ‘81
Tribune Staff A look back at Chanute football Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The drought went on for decades. But finally, it came to an end. Forty-five years after the Chanute High School football team shared the Southeast Kansas League title in 1936, the Blue Comets finally earned another share of a league title. Chanute tied with Parsons and Columbus for the SEK Lower Division title in 1981. The long drought was over. In 1981, ...
Comets will be tested at Columbus
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The first real test has arrived for the Chanute Blue Comets. After lop-sided wins over Parsons and Labette County during the first two weeks of the season, the Blue Comets head to Columbus on Friday night in a key Southeast Kansas League showdown. “This is going to be the best team we’ve played so far,” Chanute coach Don Simmons said. “The other teams we’ve played weren’t picked very high ...
Panthers volleyball team wins Friday, home on Wednesday night
The Neosho County Community College volleyball team defeated Northeastern Oklahoma A&M 18-25, 25-10, 25-21, 25-17 on Friday night.
The Panthers were led by a stellar performance from both middle blockers, Cassandra Marsh and Brittney Hardiman, Coach Asya Herron said. Marsh led the team in kills with 11 and also added five block assists. Hardiman added seven kills on sixteen attempts, four block assists and four sol...
Defense getting it done for Blue Comets
Tribune Staff Chanute football notebook Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor When looking back at the first two weeks of the high school football season, it’s clear the offense of the Chanute Blue Comets has been explosive. But let’s not overlook the team’s defense. The Blue Comets have been just as stellar at shutting down opponents as they have been at lighting up the scoreboard. In Friday’s 55-0 win over Labette County, the Comets d...
Tribune Staff Chanute dominates Labette County 55-0 Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—For the second-straight game, the Chanute Blue Comets put on an offensive show. And this week, it came right from the start. Scoring early and often, the Blue Comets cruised past the Labette County Grizzlies 55-0 on Friday night in a dominating performance in front of a large crowd at Chanute Community Sports Complex. “We came out of the chut...
Cherryvale spoils Cubs’ home opener
HUMBOLDT ¬≠— The Humboldt Cubs rallied to a six-point deficit in the second half, but Cherryvale pushed its way to the end zone for a fourth quarter score and a 26-14 Tri-Valley League victory.
The visitors led 12-0 at the half and a 49-yard touchdown pass pushed the lead to 20-0 in the third quarter.
The Cubs bounced back with two long runs by quarterback Andrew Whitaker, from 41 and 51 yards out, and two Thad Wells’ boots made it 20-14.
Indians hammer Jets 48-0
Tribune Staff Altoona-Midway coach finds positives in loss Brian Switzer Tribune writer ST. PAUL— It’s not often you hear a football coach claim to be proud of his team after they’ve just come up on the wrong end of a 48-0 drubbing. But that’s just what Altoona-Midway Head Coach Jim Leonard claimed with justification following his Jet’s clash with the St. Paul Indians Friday night. The Jets, with just ten players dressed for the game, ...
Royster football beats Parsons
Tribune Staff Tribune staff In baseball they say a lot can be told from the first at-bat of the season.¬† If that adage holds true for the Royster Middle School football team, then things are looking good for the remainder of the season.¬† On the opening kick of the 2008 campaign, Blake Kisner took advantage of some nice blocking and went 60 yards for the first score of the year in the Rockets 22-12 win over Parsons on Thursday. The rest ...
Wellington cross country meet called off
The Chanute Blue Comets cross country team was scheduled to compete at Wellington this morning. However, the meet has been called off due to the recent weather. Meet organizers said the meet will not be made up.
Isaac wins another golf tournament
Chanute’s Nancy Isaac earned medalist honors at the Women’s Greater Kansas City Public Links Association golf tournament at Paradise Point, Smi...
Volleyball team earns three more wins
Tribune Staff Tribune staff ALTAMONT—The Chanute High School volleyball team picked up three more wins on Thursday night. Chanute beat Pittsburg 25-21, 20-25, 25-23 and then knocked off host Labette County 25-21, 25-18. Chanute then topped Coffeyville 25-13, 25-11. Coach Gail Petersen said the team’s play at the net was key in all three wins. “The blocking at the net was great, especially against Pittsburg,” she said. “And Amy Weilert ...