A huge week ahead for CHS wrestling
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor When the Chanute High School wrestling team travels to Coffeyville on Thursday night, league title hopes will be on the line. Chanute takes on Pittsburg at 5:30 p.m. at Field Kindley High School in the first dual of the night. “It’s huge for the conference race,” Chanute Coach Andy Albright said. Pittsburg recently beat Columbus 45-33 in a match-up of two of the top three teams in the league. Now, a win ...
RMC notes: Williams comes home, Henshall dunks
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE—Jeff Williams walked into the Chanute High School gymnasium and was immediately mobbed by former students, former co-workers and old friends.
The head coach of the Joplin Eagles, Williams grew up in Chanute and spent 27 years as a coach and educator at CHS. He left last May to go to Joplin so he could get back into coaching basketball.
The last few days were a homecoming for Williams and his family.
Spartans take third, Jaguars claim fifth
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Emporia ran past Shawnee Heights 48-40 in the third place game of the 2010 Ralph Miller Classic on Saturday night. The Spartans held a slight lead entering the fourth quarter, but then outscored the Thunderbirds 14-13 in the final frame to get the win. The Spartans made eight free throws in the fourth to seal the win. Brandon Gentz and Jackson Perez each scored 14 points for Emporia. A low-scor...
Henshall's triple-double not enough
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — A monster game from Cory Henshall was not enough, as a late drought led to a loss for the Chanute Blue Comets. Bishop Carroll defeated Chanute 41-30 in the seventh place game of the Ralph Miller Classic on Saturday afternoon. A 6-7 senior, Henshall had a triple-double for the Comets with 14 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocked shots. That effort was not enough, however, as the hosts struggled in ...
LIONS ROAR: BACK TO BACK CHAMPS
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Midnight never came for this Cinderella. Eighth-seeded Goddard out-played second-seeded Joplin from start to finish and the Lions defeated the Eagles 64-50 in the championship game of the 2010 Ralph Miller Classic on Saturday night at Chanute High School. The impressive win gives the Lions a second-straight Classic title. But this one was more of a surprise. “I don’t know what it is, but I wish we...
Aylward's shot gives CHS girls third place
TONGANOXIE—Ali Aylward’s hoop at the buzzer gave the Chanute High School girls basketball team a 50-49 win over the hosts in the third place game at the Tonganoxie Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
Down for most of the game, Tonganoxie scored to take the lead with six seconds left in the game.
The Blue Comets threw the inbounds pass to half-court to Jordan Wiltse.
“Jordy found Ali, she went baseline and shot a 10-to-12 footer an...
Goddard wins RMC title
Tribune staff CHANUTE—Goddard defeated Joplin 64-50 in the championship game of the 2010 Ralph Miller Classic on Saturday night at Chanute High School. In the third place game, Emporia beat Shawnee Heights 48-40. Andover Central defeated Olathe North 78-65 in the fifth place game. Bishop Carroll edged Chanute 41-30 in the seventh place game. Look for more on all of these games in Tuesday's edition of the Tribune.
Oh My Goddard!
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE— Goddard’s Cinderella story continues. The eighth seed in the tourney, underdog Goddard pulled off a thrilling 37-36 come from behind win over Emporia in the first semifinal of the Ralph Miller Classic on Friday night. “This team continues to amaze me,” Goddard Coach Steve Blue said. “There must be something in the air here in Chanute. The kids believe in each other and they believed they were goin...
Andover Central bounces back
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Andover Central finished strong, hit their free throws late and knocked off Bishop Carroll 56-47 in a loser’s bracket game of the Ralph Miller Classic on Friday at Chanute High School. The Jaguars advance to the fifth place game, while the Eagles head to the seventh place game. The game was tied at 43 with just under four minutes to play. The Jags scored 10 of the next 12 points, with eight of tho...
Chanute girls fall to Lansing at Tonganoxie
Tribune staff TONGANOXIE—The eight-point margin was the largest of the game in Lansing’s 50-42 decision over Chanute in the semifinals of the 51st annual Tonganoxie Tournament on Friday afternoon. Chanute took a 2-0 lead, but slipped to 2-8 and trailed the rest of the way. However, the Comets got back into the contest at 10-12 as the second quarter started and made a game of it. Unfortunately, a rash of turnovers damaged Chanute’s chances...
Comets fall to Olathe North
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Relentless on the boards from start to finish, Olathe North turned offensive rebounds into putbacks again and again. The Eagles also made enough free throws in crunch time. The result was a 70-64 win for the Eagles over the Chanute Blue Comets in a loser’s bracket game of the Ralph Miller Classic on Friday afternoon. “Their offensive rebounding and our missed free throws down the stretch were the k...
Joplin advances to title game
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Solid on both ends on the floor, Joplin led from start to finish and Jeff Williams is back in the Ralph Miller Classic title game. The Eagles pulled away for good in the third quarter and knocked off Shawnee Heights 57-47 on Friday night in the second semifinal contest of the 2010 Classic. With the win, Coach Williams returns to the RMC title game for the first time since 2004, when he was leading ...
Emporia finishes strong
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The first quarter didn’t go too well for Emporia. Fortunately for the Spartans, the other three did. Emporia overcame an early 10-point deficit and handled Bishop Carroll 50-39 in game one of the 2010 RMC on Thursday afternoon at Chanute High School. “Our first quarter was our December team,” Emporia Coach Rick Bloomquist said. When asked what turned things around, Bloomquist said it was simple. ...
Goddard upsets Andover Central
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Goddard definitely likes playing at the Ralph Miller Classic. Winless and the eighth seed, Goddard upset top seed Andover Central 51-46 in game two on Thursday at the Ralph Miller Classic. “I can’t even describe it,” Goddard Coach Steve Blue said. “This is huge for us. For us to come in 0-8, I was just hoping we’d have a good effort. Our kids showed what can happen when all five guys play together...
Joplin grinds out a win over Olathe North
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Jeff Williams felt right at home. Now leading the Joplin Eagles, the former Chanute coach returned to CHS for the first time since leaving last May. It was a good homecoming. Joplin defeated Olathe North 57-51 in a battle of the Eagles in game three of the 2010 Ralph Miller Classic on Thursday night. “It was fun,’’ Williams said. “It not about me, but it was very humbling to hear the CHS students c...
T-BIRDS GET PAST COMETS
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE— Everything went Shawnee Heights’ way down the stretch and the Thunderbirds knocked off the host Chanute Blue Comets 56-49 in the nightcap on Thursday during day one of the 38th annual Ralph Miller Classic at Chanute High School. “They made the plays early in the game,” Chanute Coach Max Ruark said. “They were getting second and third opportunities. I thought our defensive effort tonight was pretty ...
AREA ROUNDUP: Tuck gets 400th career win
Tribune staff CHEROKEE— The St. Paul High School girls basketball team defeated Marmaton Valley 54-21 on Tuesday at the Southeast Lancer Classic. In the process, Indians Coach Doug Tuck picked up his 400th career win. “That’s a lot of wins,” Tuck said. “But it just means that I’ve been doing this a long time. I actually remember some of the losses more than some of the wins. But reaching 400 wins is a reminder to me that we’ve built a stron...
Chanute girls take on Lansing on Friday at Tonganoxie
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute High School girls basketball team will take on Lansing on Friday at 3 p.m. at the 51st annual Tonganoxie Invitational. Chanute beat DeSoto 47-37 on Monday and Lansing defeated Jefferson West 63-41 on Tuesday. Chanute Coach Megan Reid said Lansing is a solid team. “Their guards are quick and can shoot it,” Reid said. “They have a great point guard. She’s a good three-point shooter and a phenome...
2010 RMC: Comets enter tourney with momentum
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Heading into the 2010 Ralph Miller Classic, the Chanute Blue Comets have some momentum on their side. The Blue Comets are coming off a thrilling 81-76 win at Labette County last Friday night. “That win definitely helps us confidence-wise,” Chanute Coach Max Ruark said. “We were tested at the end of the game and we came through. And we needed that win. It was good for our guys to get it done. That s...
2010 RMC: Williams looking forward to Chanute homecoming
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor JOPLIN—Jeff Williams is anticipating some mixed emotions when he walks into the Chanute High School Gymnasium this week. The first-year head coach of the Joplin Eagles and former Chanute coach and educator, Williams is definitely excited to get back to his hometown for the Ralph Miller Classic. “When I walk in there, it will be a different feeling for sure,” Williams said. “I have so many good memories of ...