Royster Invitational track results
Royster Middle School’s home invitational was held on Tuesday. The school’s seventh grade girls team placed third out of seven teams, and the eighth grade girls placed second, only two points behind the meet winners from Pittsburg.
For the boys team, the meet offered chances to try some new events.
“Several guys stepped up and had some more personal records,” boys track Coach Dallas Masoner said.
The teams now have a few days between meets, ...
Panthers escape with win over Crowder
A nine-inning 14-12 victory over Crowder, Mo. on Tuesday afternoon boosted the NCCC Panthers baseball team’s record to 35-13.
The Panthers scored quickly in the game, as both Adam Giacalone and Jordan Miller crossed the plate in the first inning due to a triple hit by shortstop David Bote. A sacrifice fly by Garrett Schaede brought Bote in to score and Neosho County had a 3-0 lead. The Panthers added another run in the third, as Bote was brou...
Familiarity breeds competition for coaches of Chanute and Girard
GIRARD — When Chanute baseball coach Matt Koester peered into the Girard dugout during Tuesday night’s doubleheader losses against the Trojans, he saw a couple of very familiar faces. Both Girard’s head baseball coach and assistant coach are natives of Chanute.
Girard head coach Keith Matlock came up through the baseball ranks with Koester, and was Koester’s assistant coach in Chanute for five years. He said it wa...
Comets fall twice in Girard
GIRARD — The Chanute baseball team had a tough challenge Tuesday night, when it faced a Girard team coached by two men, Keith Matlock and Tyler Gray, who used to work with Comets coach Matt Koester and were familiar with his style of baseball. The Comets fell in the afternoon’s first match-up 9-3 and lost the second game in heartbreaking fashion 8-6.
Koester feels that the recent Chanute losses are due to taking a...
Panthers take 3 of 4 weather-delayed games in Highland
HIGHLAND — Weather significantly altered the baseball schedule for the NCCC Panthers baseball team over the weekend. After winning the first game on Saturday, 3-0, a rain storm interrupted the second game in the fifth inning, when the Panthers were ahead 4-3.
The scheduled Sunday games between the two teams were cancelled by inclement weather, so the rest of Saturday’s second game, and Sunday’s doubleheader all had to be played on Monday afte...
Lady Comets lose two to Labette
The Chanute Lady Comets softball team extended its losing streak to six games by falling twice to the Labette County Grizzlies on Friday night. The Comets lost consecutive contests to the SEK softball powerhose 14-1 and 5-0.
The Lady Comets struggled at the plate in these games, striking out 11 times in the first contest and six in the second. Taylor Bailey was on the mound for all five innings of the first game, striking out three hitters. A...
Chanute driver Allen takes checkered flag at Wheatland race
WHEATLAND, Mo. — Chanute resident John Allen, in his #98 Hughes Racing Chassis, was able to top Jason Russell after the two traded the top spot twice during the feature event. Russell from Henley, Mo., was followed by Tim Setzer from Archie, Mo,, in third. Paden Phillips, Chanute, took the fourth spot, Jaime Ragland finished out the top five in the first night of action for the Lucas Oil Weekly Championship Series of 2012 in Wheatland, Mo. It...
Chanute track results from Pittsburg State
The Chanute track team traveled to Pittsburg on Friday to take part in the PSU Gorilla Relays. Much of the event was cancelled by storms that hit the area, but, according to track coach Derek Liggett, several Chanute athletes had really good performances, including javelin thrower Haley Taylor, shot putter Sierra Masoner, and freshman runner Madison Dispensa, who set a 10 second personal record in the 1600m. Here are the Chanute athletes that ...
Panthers win shutout, other Highland games postponed by weather
Weather wreaked havoc on the NCCC Panthers baseball schedule over the weekend. On the road in Highland, the Panthers won the first game of their scheduled doubleheader on Saturday 3-0, and were ahead 4-3 in game two in the fifth inning, when the game was suspended due to weather. The scheduled doubleheader between the two teams on Sunday was also rained out.
Jordan Miller got the scoring started for the Panthers in the first game, scoring ...
Tennis team shows improvement at home tourney
The Chanute tennis coach had a good week of practice, and assistant coach Mike De La Torre believes that paid off with some good wins at the tournament CHS hosted on Friday afternoon. The Comets came in second place place overall, with seven wins, only one win behind the tournament winners from Labette. It marked a significant improvement in the fortunes of the team that has struggled so far this year.
Three of these wins were picked up by t...
Rain saves Comets from second loss to Labette
The rainstorm that suspended the second baseball game between the Chanute Blue Comets and the Labette County Grizzlies on Friday night was the only source of optimism that Comets Coach Matt Koester saw all night.
“We didn’t play very well, to say the least,” Koester said. “Maybe we’ll be ready to play when we make this game up.”
Koester’s team continued to struggle during their match-up with the Grizzlies, droppin...
Royster track results from April 12 Independence Invitational
Track results for Royster Middle School from Independence Invitational on Thursday April 12:
Team results: (6 teams total)
7th Grade Girls - 1st Pittsburg 123 pts, 2nd Chanute 94 pts, 3rd Independence 84 pts.
8th Grade Girls - 1st Chanute 118 pts, 2nd Pittsburg 113 pts, 3rd Independence 84 pts.
7th Grade Girls
100 Meter Dash- 3rd Kyndal Frederick, 5th Racelle Toledo 100 M Hurdles- 5th Kyndal Fredercik 1600 M Run- 2nd Kelsey Perez 400...
Chanute golf gets sixth at Parsons tourney
PARSONS — The Chanute golf team came in sixth place out of eight teams at the Parsons Invitational golf tournament on Thursday afternoon at the Katy golf course. Chanute had 390 total points, while tournament winner Fort Scott had 343 strokes.
According to the school’s assistant golf course Steve Slane, Katy is a very tight course. While each of the guys on the team got themselves in trouble at various spots on the course, Slane saw some very...
Lone returner Smith preparing to be leader on Panthers next season
Topeka native D’Marco Smith, a defensive specialist with shooting skills for the NCCC Panthers men’s basketball team, spent most of this season sitting on the team’s bench. However, Coach Jeremy Coombs has decided that the 6’1 Smith will be the only member of this year’s squad who will be asked to return next year. All other spots on next year’s Panthers roster will be filled by new recruits.
Smith was surprised b...
Humboldt softball stays perfect by beating Eureka
The Humboldt softball team remains undefeated, after scoring two victories over Eureka. The Lady Cubs won 16-13 and 15-0.
In the first game, Humboldt Coach Brad Piley was concerned about all the hits and runs his team gave up, because that’s something the team has mostly avoided this season.
“We also had some errors on defense,” Piley said, “but we hit the ball extremely well.”
Humboldt had 16 hits in this first game, including a 220-foot hom...
Chanute tennis shifts line-up, but still struggles in Coffeyville
COFFEYVILLE — The Chanute tennis team shifted its lineup around a bit when it participated in the Coffeyville Invitational on Tuesday afternoon. Kevan Morgan, who has played in the number two singles spot, was promoted to the number one singles spot for the tourney. The team’s usual number one singles player Ian Cheshier replaced the absent Jefferson Holmes, teaming with Tyler Dillow, to form a number one doubles team. Cornell Littleton was i...
Dual victories over Baker put Panthers over 30 wins
Two victories over the Baker University JV team have propelled the NCCC Panthers to become the first baseball squad in the state of Kansas to reach 30 wins this season. The Panthers improved their record to 31-12 with the 7-4 and 6-2 victories.
The first game, which went into extra-innings, was scoreless until the third inning, when both Conner Kohlscheen and Garrett Schaede scored on a single by Jordan Miller. The Panthers added a run when ...
Freshmen to give NCCC men’s basketball team fresh start; Smith will be team’s only returning player
The lineup for the NCCC Panther men’s basketball team will have a whole new look next year. The team’s coach Jeremy Coombs has announced that only one player from this year’s squad, D’Marco Smith, will be back next year. The other freshmen on this year’s team have been notified that they won’t be coming back.
Sitting in his campus office on Thursday, Coombs explained that this was a difficult decision to make, be...
Royster competes at huge Iola meet
The Royster track team was one of 18 teams in attendance at a meet in Iola on Tuesday night . The 7th grade boys finished 9th with 25.5 points. The 8th grade boys finished 6th place with 30 points. According to the school’s boys track coach Dallas Masoner, in a meet this big, the points get really spread out.
Masoner was very pleased with his boys performances.
“We saw many kids with personal best times and distances,” Masoner said. “Thing...
Illnesses, errors and stranded runners doom Comets in Paola
PAOLA — A short-handed roster, fielding errors and leaving runners on base doomed the Chanute Blue Comets baseball team in its Tuesday night visit to Paola. The Comets lost to the Panthers 16-7 and 3-2.
“We just weren’t mentally very sharp,” Chanute Coach Matt Koester said. “It cost us pretty bad.”
In the first game, Chanute fell behind 2-0 in the first, with a homer by Paola’s leadoff hitter and a score on a sacr...