Team chemistry key for Chanute girls
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor A team that’s on the same page and united in the pursuit of a common goal is something that every coach hopes to see. Chanute High School girls basketball coach Megan Reid feels her team fits that description. As the 2010 portion of the schedule begins tonight, Reid feels her team has become a cohesive unit. “The girls have had great attitudes and work ethics,” Reid said. “But the thing I’m really pleased...
Neosho County men ready for big second half
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor So far, Jeremy Coombs has been satisfied with what he’s seen. He’s also optimistic about what’s ahead. After winning six of their last seven games of 2009, the Neosho County Community College men’s basketball team is now 8-3 on the season and 2-0 in the Jayhawk East under Coach Coombs. “I’m very excited with what we’ve accomplished so far and I’m very excited about what we can still accomplish this seaso...
2009 produced many memorable moments
Tribune Sports Editor
It’s not a stretch to say the past year has given local sports fans a lot to cheer about.
Basically, if you pick a high school sport, Chanute High School had success in it in 2009. The school produced a couple of state champions, numerous conference championships, several regional titles and of course—a lot of memorable moments.
As 2010 arrives, let’s look back at ‘09 one last time. So without further ado, her...
Bollig selected to Shrine Bowl
Tribune Sports Editor
Matt Bollig sat in the stands at Wichita State’s Cessna Stadium last July and watched the state’s best high school football players compete in the Shrine Bowl. And as he sat there, Bollig hoped he’d get a chance to play in an all-star game of his own.
He’s getting his wish.
A senior at Chanute High School, Bollig was selected to participate in the 2010 Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Game. Bollig was nam...
Leach’s attorney says coach did nothing wrong
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The lawyer for Mike Leach says the suspended Texas Tech coach did nothing wrong in how he treated a player with a “mild” concussion. Ted Liggett said Tuesday that keeping receiver Adam James inside during practice due to the injury was better for the player than letting him remain outside. University officials suspended Leach on Monday while the school investigates complaints from James and his family about how the pl...
Cutler leads Bears over Vikes, 36-30 in OT
CHICAGO (AP) — Brett Favre issued a warning, Jared Allen wanted to curse and Adrian Peterson simply felt ill. The Minnesota Vikings lost again Monday night, beaten by the Chicago Bears 36-30 when Jay Cutler tossed a 39-yard strike to Devin Aromashodu in overtime. It was the Vikings’ third loss in four games and gave the New Orleans Saints homefield advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. “Each man on this team needs to go home and look hims...
Tales from the U.S. PGA Tour in 2009
Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer For a select few, the airline of choice is TWA — Tiger Woods Airlines. The world’s No. 1 player has been flying private for most of his professional career, and most recently flew home from Australia with his mother, three close friends and his office manager. On rare occasions, Woods has flown commercial to Dubai on Emirates Airlines. But when was the last time he flew in coach class? “On a really long flig...
Freshman girls defeat Iola
The Chanute High freshmen girls had little trouble disposing of Iola Friday night with a 60-16 victory.
Leading scorers were Shelby Trout, 12 points, Darian Rubow, 9, Ashton Cooper, 8, Brenna Olson, 7, Ashli Miner, 6.
The CHS teams are idle until after the new year.
K-State doesn’t waste high national ranking
MANHATTAN (AP) — With a short turnaround off a tough road win and several players fighting nagging injuries, Frank Martin decided to try an experiment. Instead of relentlessly pushing his team through practice a he almost always does, the Kansas State coach took it easy on them. Martin won’t do that again. Not after the way the Wildcats had to claw their way past a winless opponent. Jacob Pullen had 18 points, Dominique Sutton added 14 and...
The Associated Press St. Petersburg Bowl Rutgers 45, UCF 24 *** Sunday, Dec. 20 New Orleans Bowl Middle Tennessee 42, Southern Miss. 32 *** Tuesday, Dec. 22 Las Vegas Bowl BYU (10-2) vs. Oregon State (8-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN) *** Wednesday, Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Utah (9-3) vs. California (8-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN) *** Thursday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu SMU (7-5) vs. Nevada (8-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN) *** Saturd...
Blue Comets fourth at Claremore tourney
Tribune staff CLAREMORE, Okla. — The Chanute High School wrestling team took fourth place at the Claremore Tournament on Saturday. The hosts took first place, Columbus was second, Pittsburg was third and Chanute took fourth. The Blue Comets had six medalists at the tourney. Chanute sophomore Sam Son took first place at 152 pounds. Son defeated Andrew Hocutt of Claremore 8-3 in the title match. At 119 pounds, Tim Wrestler took second pla...
Area hoops: Humboldt, Erie fall
Tribune staff HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt Cubs were just a step behind Burlington all night on Friday, falling in a Tri-Valley League matchup 53-45. The visiting Wildcats outscored Humboldt by one point in the first quarter, three points in the second stanza, and by two points each over the final two frames. “They’re the best team we’ve played so far,” said Cub Coach David Taylor. “We played extremely hard. I was pleased with our intensity.” On...
Mustangs knock off Comets
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—A big fourth quarter propelled the Iola Mustangs past the Chanute Blue Comets 66-56 on Friday night at the CHS Gymnasium. The Mustangs led 48-46 with just under four minutes to play. An 18-10 run to end the game gave the Mustangs the win. “They made the plays when it mattered late,” Chanute Coach Max Ruark said of the Mustangs. “They hit some shots and we didn’t respond. We had to start fouling and...
BLUE COMETS DOMINATE FILLIES
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—Megan Reid definitely liked what she saw. Dominant from start to finish, the Chanute High School girls basketball team blew out Iola 58-26 on Friday night in the final game of the 2009 portion of the schedule. “We’re starting to see the girls play closer to their potential,” Reid said. “I’m proud of them. I’m excited right now. We were really on tonight. We put a lot of pressure on them early and ...
Coaches pick Bollig, Walls as all-state
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Matt Bollig and T.J. Walls definitely impressed the Class 4A coaches of Kansas. Both Chanute High School seniors were named all-state in Class 4A by the Kansas Football Coaches Association. Chanute Coach Don Simmons explained that the 4A coaches watched hours of film and poured over stats for every player nominated. After the coaches examined the stats and watched film on the players, they voted for the a...
CHS wrestling: Another weekend, another tourney
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The Chanute High School wrestling team will finish the 2009 portion of the schedule at the Claremore (Ok.) Tournament this weekend. The tourney begins today. Chanute Coach Andy Albright said the tourney will be very tough. He added only six members of the team will be participating due to illness, injuries and the fact that some of the younger wrestlers may not be ready for this type of tournament. Chanut...
Indians sweep Jets
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor ST. PAUL—Opening night at Billy Fager Fieldhouse definitely went well for the St. Paul High School basketball teams. Hosting hoops for the first time in their brand new gym, the Indians swept both the girls and boys games from rival Altoona-Midway on Thursday night. The St. Paul girls ran past the Jets 60-33. St. Paul’s boys rolled to a 66-23 win over the Jets. Girls game Led by its guard play and press...
Area hoops roundup
Tribune staff ERIE—The Erie High School boys basketball team blew out Eureka 61-35 on Tuesday. It was the first home game of the season for the Devils. The Devils were up 22-4 after one period of play and then put the game out of reach with a 20-9 second quarter. Erie led 42-13 at the break and 57-23 after three quarters. Tyler Kiister scored 22 to lead the Devils. Kaleb Tredway added 14. Erie is now 4-1. Erie boys 61, Eureka 35 EU 4 ...
Blue Comets making progress
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor Turnovers and missed free throws were too much to overcome for the Chanute High School boys basketball team on Tuesday night. Parsons pulled away from the Comets late in a 68-54 win. Despite the loss, Chanute Coach Max Ruark said he was proud of his team’s effort against the state-ranked Vikings. “I can’t fault the guys at all, they played hard,” Ruark said. “We just have to get better at the little thing...
Seniors get it done for Blue Comets
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor When crunch time arrived on Tuesday night, the seniors of the Chanute High School girls basketball team made all the big plays. The result was a 53-51 win for Chanute over Parsons. All three of Chanute’s seniors came up big down the stretch. Kameron Braman and Brooke Sharp each drained huge three-pointers. Sharp also grabbed a key steal and pulled down a big defensive rebound late in the game. Ali Aylwar...