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...
NCCC baseball, softball swept by Cowley
Tribune staff ARK CITY— A talented Cowley squad defeated the Neosho County Community College baseball team on Saturday. Cowley won game one 18-8 and game two 17-8. “We are really bad on the mound right now,” NCCC Coach Steve Murry said. “We’re working behind hitters and not controlling any part of the game. And we’re struggling on defense and the pitching. And until we bring at least one of those two up, even with our hitting, we will conti...
TRACK FACILITIES LACKING AT AREA SCHOOLS
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Imagine a basketball team without a gym, a baseball team without a baseball diamond or a tennis team without tennis courts. It’s hard to comprehend, isn’t it? But for most of the Chanute-area high schools, a track and field team without an actual track is a reality. Humboldt, St. Paul and Erie High Schools have no real home track facilities. A lack of facilities presents a real hurdle for area coaches...
Neosho County splits with Fort Scott
Tribune staff FORT SCOTT—The Neosho County Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with Fort Scott on Thursday. The Greyhounds won game one 12-5, but the Panthers took game two 9-8. “We are really struggling pitching right now and injured to boot on the hill also,” Coach Steve Murry said. “We have lost a lot of confidence in the past week and we’re working to regain that. We have struggled defensively all year and that continu...
CHS tennis off to stellar start
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor PARSONS—Entering the season, Coach Wayne Woodyard had lofty goals for his Chanute High School boys tennis team. And so far, the Blue Comets are living up to those preseason expectations. At the first three meets, the Comets finished first once and second twice. “They’ve started real well,” Woodyard said. “They’ve done pretty much how I expected. We’ve won one meet and we’ve been second at two others. I ...
Regional sites announced for spring sports
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Postseason destinations have been announced for all spring sports with the exception of track and field. That regional site is still up in the air. Below is a look at where the Blue Comets will be heading for their respective regionals. TENNIS The Chanute High School boys tennis team will compete at the Parsons Class 4A Regional on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8. The top six in singles and the top s...
CHS track team competes at Parsons
Tribune staff PARSONS—The Chanute High School track team competed at Parsons on Thursday. No team scores were kept. The Comets had two first place finishes at the meet. The boys 4x100 team of Blake Kisner, Jared McComb, Alec Haight, and Eric Bowman took first place with a time of 45.5. Also, McComb took first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.28. Several of the Comets are competing at Pittsburg State today. Those athletes did not c...
Panthers earn split with KCK
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The offense was definitely not lacking on Tuesday at Hudson Field. Both Neosho County and Kansas City, Kansas kept the scoreboard operator busy all day. KCK won game one 16-6, but the Panthers earned a split with a 22-21 win in game two. “Wow, what a second game,” Coach Steve Murry said. “We were fortunate to win that game. We really hit well all day.” Added Murry: “Our pitchers have really struggled due to their br...
Returning starters leading golf team
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor With two tournaments in the books, Mitchell Hale, Cameron Wiltse and Skyler Miner are leading the way for the Chanute High School golf team. “They’re going to do that,” Chanute Coach Bill Woodard said of his three returning starters. “They’re going to be our most consistent kids for the most part.” The Blue Comets took third place at the Iola Invite on Tuesday at Cedarbrook Golf Course. Coffeyville won t...
Rosters announced for Turner High School All-Star Game
Tribune staff CHANUTE—Neosho County Community College has announced the rosters for the Third Annual Harold Turner High School All-Star Basketball Game. The event takes place this Sunday at the Panthers Gymnasium. The girls game starts at 2 p.m. with the boys game to follow at about 4 p.m. The game is sponsored by Bank of Commerce. The game will feature some of the top area players and will also feature some of the college’s incoming recrui...
Turner has a passion for Chanute basketball
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—If there’s a basketball game going on in Chanute, you can almost bet that Harold Turner will be there. Simply put, the longtime Chanute resident has a passion for the game of basketball. Turner is a fixture at Chanute High School and Neosho County Community College games. Neosho County Men’s Basketball Coach Jeremy Coombs noticed this a few years ago. And that’s why Coombs named his high school ...
Royster track hosts Pittsburg
Tribune staff The Royster Middle School track teams hosted a dual with Pittsburg on Tuesday at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. The eighth grade boys won and the seventh grade boys took second. Chanute’s seventh grade girls beat Pittsburg 135-70 and the eighth grade girls won 169-71. The Rockets are at Iola on Tuesday, April 13. 7th grade boys results Discus—Loren Dillman, first, Colton Erikson, third. Shot—Dillman, second; Gage Kin...
Throwers lead the way for NCCC track
NCCC track notes Tribune staff The first meet of the 2010 season went well for the Neosho County Community College track team. In fact, throwers Zak Thompson and Kellsey Trimble both set new meet records at the Hutch Night Relays. “For the first meet of the year I was extremely happy,” Coach Darin Schmitz said. “Having two meet champions at a meet with over 10 teams truly shows that we are ready to compete again at the national level.” T...
CHS softball team off to solid start
CHANUTE—Don Simmons called it the best start in six years.
The Chanute High School softball team improved to 4-2 with a big win over Iola on a windy Monday afternoon.
With some timely hitting and a solid outing on the mound, Chanute took game one 7-3. Iola earned a split by taking game two 5-4.
“Overall, we played pretty well against one of the best teams in the SEK,” Coach Simmons said.
“We’re real excited about the progress th...
Meet two is here for Chanute track team
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute High School track team heads to the Parsons Invitational on Thursday for the second meet of the season. The team opened the season last Thursday at the LCHS Invite. Chanute Coach Derek Liggett said seniors Ali Aylward and Tray Hodges led the way for his team at Labette. “I was really impressed with Ali and Tray,” Liggett said. “I thought they stood out the most.” Aylward took first place in th...
CHS golf takes third at Iola
Tribune staff IOLA—Led by Mitchell Hale’s third place finish, the Chanute High School golf team took third place at the Iola Invitational Tournament on another windy day of golf at Cedarbrook Golf Course on Tuesday. Coffeyville won the tourney with a score of 334 and Pittsburg was second with a 335. Chanute was next with a score of 340. A junior, Hale shot a 79 and finished third overall for the Blue Comets. Also for Chanute, Cameron Wiltse...
Chanute earns a split with Iola
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE— Brock Gilmore admitted he was a bit nervous.
Just a freshman, Gilmore found himself at the plate in a tie game with the winning run on third. He may have been nervous, but he came through in the clutch.
Facing Iola’s Connor Frazell, Gilmore lofted a drive to deep right for the game-winning hit and the Chanute High School baseball team defeated Iola 10-9 in eight innings in game two of a doubleheader o...
Panthers split with Labette
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The Neosho County Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with Labette Community College on Saturday afternoon during Breast Cancer Awareness Day at Hudson Field. The Panthers wore pink shirts on the day. In game one, the Panthers got a walk-off RBI single by Ryan Bontrager to pull out a 5-4 win. The Cardinals took game two In game one, NCCC led 4-1, but Labette used a three-run seve...
Honors keep coming for NCCC's Lundy
Tribune staff The postseason honors keep rolling in for Antione Lundy. The Neosho County Community College sophomore basketball player was just named a NJCAA All-American for 2010. Lundy, a 6-8 forward from Michigan, was a Third Team All-American. The Panthers standout was also named the Jayhawk East Player of the Year this year. Lundy was a first team all-conference selection, as well. Lundy averaged 18 points and 13 rebounds a game f...