Results from Pittsburg cross country meet
Last Thursday, the Chanute cross country team participated in a cross country meet in Pittsburg, where the girls varsity team ran for second place, with 126 total points, and the boys team placed fourth, with 135 points. The Paola girls and Labette County boys picked up wins at this event.
Comets cross country will next be competing in the Circle meet, near Wichita, on Thursday afternoon. Here are the official complete individual results fr...
Comets middle of the pack at SEK tennis tourney
The Chanute girls tennis team finished in the middle of the pack, at what coach Mike De La Torre called “a very tough, close and intense SEK tournament” on Saturday in Parsons. The Comets finished in fourth place out of the seven SEK teams at the tournament, with 14 points. Independence, with 26 points, was crowned SEK champions at the event, while Parsons and Pittsburg tied for second place with 15 points.
“Overall the girls played well, a...
Comets’ unbeaten streak survives home weekend tourney
The remarkable success of the undefeated Chanute Blue Comets (24-0) volleyball team this season is due to both the girls on the team playing together for a while, and being personally very close.
“That’s probably one of the big things we have over last year,” Petersen said. “These girls are really tight, and that makes a world of difference.”
The red-hot, undefeated Comets squad picked up first place at the tourna...
Improved Hartman helps drive Chanute golf to victory
The Chanute girls golf team finished first place at a tournament in Columbus on Thursday afternoon. Chanute golfers shot a combined 215 on the course, eight strokes better than second place Fort Scott. These results help cement the golf team’s status as the best in the SEK.
Chanute golfers ended up in third, fourth and fifth place at this event. Senior Danae Decker was the top Chanute finisher, tied for third in the field, with a 49 score. Fr...
Comets extend season-long winning streak to 19 at home opener
The Chanute Blue Comets added two more victories to their season-long winning streak on Thursday night, and are now 19-0. The Comets scored decisive wins over SEK rivals Coffeyville (both matches were 25-7) and Pittsburg (25-22, 25-16) in their first home event of this year.
The team’s coach Gail Petersen was very pleased with the way these games went, particularly the Pittsburg match-up. When these two teams me...
First half surge leads Humboldt
CHERRYVALE — A Humboldt fumble recovery by Jay Carpenter in the end zone late in the first half held up for a 21-16 win at Cherryvale Friday night.
Carpenter scored first and a Hayden Boring kick made it 7-0.
But Cherryvale scored two TDs and a safety to go on top 16-7. Nathan Whitcomb ran 29 yards and a kick closed the gap to 16-14, then the fumble capped the scoring as neither team threatened in the second half.
Humboldt, 4-1, will go to Ca...
St. Paul defeats Uniontown
UNIONTOWN ¬≠¬≠¬≠¬≠— St. Paul allowed the first six points Friday night, then powered past host Uniontown 52-6 in the first week of district play for eight-man teams.
Anthony Diskin answered the first score from 35 yards out and added four more touchdowns of 45, 35, 25 and 5 yards before halftime as the Indians went on top 32-6.
In the second half, relief quarterback Preston Jacquinot scored twice on runs of 46 and 5 yards and Alex McCracken ...
Reunited girls team second, boys fourth, at Pittsburg cross country
Still plagued with injuries, the Chanute varsity girls cross country team managed to suit up seven runners at a meet at the Four Oaks golf course in Pittsburg on Thursday. Overall, the reunited girls team fared well, earning second place in a meet stacked with the state-ranked Paola Panthers and other strong area SEK league teams.
Coach Derek Liggett said that the girls on the squad weren’t quite as healthy as he was hoping for.
“Our goal s...
Early dropped passes and late turnovers stifle Comets in loss to Coffeyville
Trailing by two touchdowns at halftime, the Chanute Blue Comets were able to fight their way back into Friday night’s crucial SEK home match-up against the Coffeyville Golden Tornado. The Comets used a combination of special teams and offensive efficiency to score two third quarter touchdowns, tie the game and give themselves a chance to win it. However, a few miscalculations and the talent of Coffeyville junior ...
Comets patching up special teams and receiving in anticipation of Coffeyville game
There are currently three teams in the SEK that have only lost one conference game; Pittsburg, Coffeyville and the Chanute Blue Comets. All of these teams are tied for second right now. Two of them, Coffeyville and the Comets, will be playing in Chanute Friday night. It is very likely that the winner of this game will be challenging Fort Scott, undefeated so far this season, for the league championship. That makes...
NCCC women win, men tie at KCK
The NCCC soccer teams traveled to Kansas City on Tuesday morning, where the women’s team managed to achieve a 2-0 victory. Injuries forced the Panthers squad to play with a reduced 13-player roster during in this game, which was won on goals by Cassie Raigosa and Enyi Rosa.
The team’s coach Damon Solomon saw some things that the team needs to work on during this game in order to “get our mojo back,” but he was happy about the victory which, h...
Gold for doubles, silver for singles for Chanute tennis in Coffeyville
COFFEYVILLE — The Chanute tennis team kept it in the family at a tournament appearance in Coffeyville on Tuesday. Sisters Madison and Rebecca Wendt occupied the singles spots for the team and each was able to win a silver medal. Both of the school’s doubles teams won gold medals at the event.
“This was a good day for us and a good preparation for what lies ahead with League and Regionals,” Coach Mike De La Torre said.
Senior Madison Wendt, re...
Comets outswing SEK competition in Pittsburg
PITTSBURG — The Chanute girls golf team swung into third place at a tournament at Crestwood golf course in Pittsburg on Tuesday afternoon, largely on the strength of a fourth place overall finish by senior Danae Decker. This was the final SEK tournament of the year for the Comets, and helped the team to secure a league championship this season.
“The girls continue to play solid golf as we wind down towards the end of the regular season,” Coa...
How to save a goal: Merrill’s net skills have kept the Panthers in games
After one of her team’s soccer games, it doesn’t do much good to ask NCCC goalie Haylee Merrill how many saves she had during the match-up. The sophomore will have no idea. She doesn’t keep track of those type of measurements for her performance in the net.
“Somebody keeps stats or something, but I haven’t looked at them,” Merill said.
If she did view her statistics from this year, Merrill would know that 50 saves...
Chanute JV tennis closes out season in second
The Chanute JV tennis team finished out its season with a second place finish at the tournament that it hosted on Monday.
Coach Max Ruark was pleased with the way the season went for the squad, which won every tournament it participated in except for this one, which was won by a strong Independence team.
The team’s number one and two singles players, Jaymi Lawrence and Jenny Angleton, both ended up in second place on Monday. The doubles team ...
Mixed results for freshman Comets volleyball in Parsons
Chanute’s freshman volleyball team traveled to Parsons on Saturday for tournament, and gained victories over both Parsons (26-24, 25-13) and Oswego (25-6, 25-19), but fell to Independence (18-25, 22-25) and Fort Scott (25-21, 25-27, 11-15).
According to coach Tracy Walker, the Comets started out well against Parsons, playing with teamwork and determination. They went on to do the same with Oswego, but after a break found themselves sluggish...
Busy week ahead for Comets volleyball
This will be a busy week for the undefeated Chanute volleyball team. On Thursday, the Comets will be hosting its home opener, featuring Coffeyville and a tough Pittsburg squad that gave Chanute a serious challenge when the teams met up last week. Chanute fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game, as the team will use this event to promote breast cancer awareness.
Then, on Saturday, the team will be hosting the Chanute Invitational volleyb...
Chanute cross country runs in Rim Rock
LAWRENCE — In the grueling sport of cross country, plenty of competitors finish the race with tears in their eyes of either pain or joy. Running many miles over rough terrain in all kinds of weather tends to bring an athlete’s emotions to the surface.
However, in her first year competing in the difficult sport, Chanute freshman Talia Ramsey doesn’t openly exhibit this type of behavior. Quickly emerging as one of C...
Royster squads fall to Iola rivals
In their third game of the 2012 football campaign, the Royster Rockets hosted Iola last Thursday, but were unable to come up with a win. The seventh grade team fell behind early 8-0 as Iola used a no-huddle offense to mount a quick drive and score with 5:02 left in the first quarter. The Rockets answered back as Gage Leedy returned the ensuing kick to the Iola 47-yard line. Jake Fiscus then dashed and weaved between would be tacklers for a 45...
Chanute tennis shuffles varsity lineup at Parsons meet
PARSONS — With both of its regular senior singles players unavailable due to injury, the Chanute girls tennis team participated in a tournament in Parsons on Thursday. According to coach Mike De La Torre, the team knew going in that this would be a difficult meet, with tough teams from both Parsons and Independence in it.
Playing in the place of injured Madison Wendt, Shelby Stair was put in the difficult spot of being in the varsity team’s n...