COMETS GRIND OUT A WIN
Tribune Sports Editor
PITTSBURG— It wasn’t pretty, but it’s a win.
Despite their own lack of offense, Chanute held Pittsburg to just 11 points in the second half.
Led by that defensive effort, the Blue Comets defeated the Purple Dragons 32-26 on Friday night at Pittsburg High School.
“We’re happy we won the game,” Chanute Coach Megan Reid said. “It was one of those games where we couldn’t get into a flow or a rhythm. It was not pre...
Royster boys end season on a high note
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Royster Middle School boys basketball teams wrapped up their seasons on Thursday night at home against Pittsburg. In the seventh grade A game, Royster won 41-33. Coach Jeremy Wire said it was one of the team’s best performances of the season. Royster led 15-5 and never looked back. Loren Dillman had a season high 17 points. Derek Sharp added 11 and Gus Walker scored 10. Rounding out the scoring was Dakota Gough w...
NCCC women hold off Allen County
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE—A huge lead almost disappeared, but in the end, the Neosho County Community College women’s basketball team held on for a 93-81 win over Allen County on Wednesday night.
The Panthers raced out to a 34-8 lead in the first half, only to see the visiting Red Devils claw their way back into the game late.
Allen County got the lead all the way down to four in the second half. But the Panthers’ guard combo o...
Panthers earn key conference win
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The Neosho County Panthers took a big step towards locking up a home game for the postseason tournament. The Panthers defeated Allen County 88-75 on Wednesday night in a key conference showdown. Coming in, both teams had five losses in the Jayhawk East. With the top four teams in the league earning a home game in the first round of the playoffs, this was a game that the Panthers wanted. “It’s one ...
WEILERT WORKING HARD TO GET BACK
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Figuratively speaking, the sitting and watching has been killing Amy Weilert. The Chanute High School junior basketball player has been out of action all season due to a knee injury. It was the injury all athletes dread. Weilert tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on July 7 during a summer league game. She had surgery in July and has been rehabbing her knee ever since. Rebuilding strength and getti...
CHS hoops: Comets head to Pittsburg on Friday
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute High School basketball teams will play their final regular season road game of the season on Friday night at Pittsburg. The varsity girls game will start at 6 p.m. with the varsity boys to follow. Chanute’s girls are now 10-7 overall and 8-5 in the Southeast Kansas League. The Comets are in fourth place in the league standings. Chanute is coming off a 57-33 win over Coffeyville. Pittsburg is ...
St. Paul splits with Crest, learns regional seeds
ST. PAUL — The St. Paul High School girls basketball team had little trouble getting past Crest on Tuesday night. The Indians led from start to finish in a 63-22 win. St. Paul started the game with a 15-6 advantage after the first quarter and led 38-11 by halftime. St. Paul continued its attack with 17 points to Crest’s seven in the third quarter before slowing down in the fourth, when the Indians outscored Crest 8-4 for the final margin. Se...
BLUE COMETS SILENCE TORNADO
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor COFFEYVILLE—In a matter of moments, a close game turned into a blowout. A big third quarter run propelled the Chanute High School girls basketball team to a 57-33 win over Coffeyville on Tuesday night. Chanute held a small lead at intermission, but started the third quarter with a renewed intensity. The Blue Comets outscored the Tornado 18-3 in the period and never looked back. It appeared as if Chanut...
Turnovers doom CHS boys
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor COFFEYVILLE—An abundance of turnovers and a lack of offensive production proved too much to overcome for the Chanute High School boys basketball team on Tuesday night. The Blue Comets struggled to put the ball in the hoop all game and fell to the host Coffeyville Golden Tornado 53-34 on Tuesday night. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Comets. All night long the Comets simply struggled t...
Chanute wrestling regional begins Friday
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor State berths will be on the line at the Chanute Class 4A Wrestling Regional this weekend. The action begins at Chanute High School on Friday at 2 p.m. A trip to the state tournament awaits those who qualify, while the season will be over for those who do not. The top four in each class will advance to the state tourney in Salina. Teams competing will be Chanute, Labette County, Augusta, Coffeyville, Colum...
Panthers hang on late, top Cavaliers
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The Neosho County Panthers raced out to a big early lead and then held on late for a 73-64 win over Johnson County on Monday night. With crisp ball movement against the Cavaliers’ zone defense, the Panthers were able to get the ball inside again and again early. The Panthers led 22-8. “I thought we played really well in the first half against their zone,” Neosho County Coach Jeremy Coombs said. “A...
Rockets drop three out of four to Iola
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Royster Middle School basketball teams hosted the Iola Ponies on Monday night. In the eighth grade A game, Iola won 40-22. The visitors went on a 9-0 run in the second quarter and then finished the game on a 17-7 spurt. “The first quarter of the A game was the best we’ve played in some time,” Coach Steve Slane said. “Iola is one of the top two teams we’ve played and we led them after one and played with them unti...
NCCC wrestling qualifies six for national tourney
Tribune staff COLBY—The Neosho County Community College wrestling team competed at the West/Central Region Championships this past weekend in Colby. The Panthers had six wrestlers qualify for the national tournament, as Derek Steeley, Shawn Thomas, Michael Vieira, Aaron Butler, Ralph Manous and Jake Kober all extended their seasons. Neosho County’s Steeley took first place in the 125-pound bracket. Steeley defeated Jesse Hillhouse of Northw...
Neosho County slips at Coffeyville
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor COFFEYVILLE—A few key possessions made all the difference as Coffeyville Community College defeated Neosho County’s men 82-77 on Saturday night. The shots didn’t fall for the Panthers on a couple of crucial possessions late in the game. At the same time, the Red Ravens were able to get a couple of easy hoops inside and then the hosts hit enough free throws late to seal the win. The Panthers fell to 17-9 ov...
Hudson Field project nearly complete
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The renovated baseball field on the campus of Neosho County Community College is nearing completion. And despite some tough winter weather to deal with, the new and improved Hudson Field looks like it will be ready to go when the Panthers open the 2010 baseball season this month. “The turf portion is 100 percent done now,” NCCC Coach Steve Murry said. “The project turned out perfectly and we are ex...
FOUR STRAIGHT LEAGUE TITLES
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Another year, another league title. The Chanute High School wrestling team clinched a fourth-straight Southeast Kansas League title on Thursday by knocking off Fort Scott and Columbus. The Blue Comets beat the Titans on a tie-breaker after the dual ended with a 33-33 tie. Chanute then beat the Tigers 40-18. “We’re definitely pleased,” Chanute Coach Andy Albright said. “I just can’t say enough ab...
A moral victory for CHS girls
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—If there was ever a moral victory, this was it for the Chanute High School girls basketball team. The Blue Comets looked solid overall and looked nothing like the team that just lost at Iola. Despite a renewed enthusiasm, the Blue Comets fell to the Fort Scott Tigers 53-48 on Friday night. “We had a great effort tonight,” Chanute Coach Megan Reid said. “We really competed tonight and I thought w...
Comets get revenge vs. Tigers
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—For the second-straight game, the Chanute Blue Comets exacted a little revenge. Chanute knocked off Fort Scott 71-64 on Friday night in front of a large Homecoming crowd. With the win, the Comets avenged an earlier loss, as Fort Scott edged Chanute 57-56 on Jan. 5. “We wanted to get some payback,” Chanute senior Cory Henshall said. “I just had a good feeling we were going to play well tonight. An...
Royster slips at home vs. Indy
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Royster Middle School seventh grade boys basketball team hosted Independence on Thursday. In the seventh grade A game, Independence held off Royster 36-33. When the two teams met earlier this season, Indy beat the Rockets by 17 points. The Rockets gave the Bullpups all they could handle this time, even taking the lead in the fourth quarter. However, Indy made their free throws late to earn the win. Colton Erikson ...
Blue Comets make it four in-a-row
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—For a moment, the Chanute Blue Comets thought they had to share the league title. Then, the tie-breaker policy was explained and the celebration began. The Chanute High School wrestling team won its fourth-straight SEK title on Thursday by defeating Fort Scott and tying Columbus. Yes, when the dual between the Titans and the Comets was over, the score was tied at 33. But after the officials met a...