Panthers split with Highland
Tribune staff The Neosho County Community College baseball team split with Highland on Thursday, winning 12-3 and losing 11-10. With the split, the Panthers are now 18-10 overall and 8-4 in the conference. In game one, the Panthers used an eight-run fifth inning to pull away for good. In the frame, the Panthers had five hits. For the game, Cameron Bentley and Caleb Compton both had three RBIs for NCCC. Dillon Yeaman, Nick Doughty and Auste...
Chanute tennis takes first at Coffeyville
COFFEYVILLE—The Chanute High School boys tennis team took first place at the Coffeyville Invitational on Thursday.
Both of Chanute’s doubles teams took first place in their brackets.
The number-one doubles team of Mason Johnson and Jacob Guiot went 4-0.
The Comets beat Columbus 8-0 and then topped Pittsburg’s team of Clay Southern and Josh Reed 8-2. Johnson and Guiot defeated Iola’s Chase Vaughn and Alec Peterson 8-2 and then the...
CHS softball splits with Pittsburg
CHANUTE—The Chanute High School girls softball team let a sweep slip away.
With that, the Blue Comets settled for a split with Pittsburg on Thursday.
Pittsburg won game one 9-4, but Chanute took game two 11-6.
In game one, Chanute had four errors which led to four unearned runs.
The Comets also left 13 runners on base, with 11 in scoring position.
“Taylor Gard pitched well, but we couldn’t get the timely hits,” Chanute Coach Don ...
CHS TRACK: LCHS Invite recap
Chanute track results at LCHS Invite: Varsity girls Girls team scores: 1. Girard 125, 2. LCHS 88, 3. Iola 80, 4. Chanute 60, 5. Coffeyville 50, 6. Indy 40, 7. Fredonia 39; 8. Parsons 35, 9. Fort Scott 30. High jump—Brooke Sharp, third, 5-2. 4x800 relay—(Sharp, Harsch, Dispensa, Hale), third, 11:38. Discus—Ali Aylward, first, 115’4; Courtney Becher, 78-7, Erin Christiansen, 73-0. 100—Mariah Brooks, 13.77; Jessie Pringle, 14.43; Christy P...
Track season off and running
Tribune staff ALTAMONT—The Chanute High School track team began the 2010 season on Thursday at the Labette County Invitational. Chanute’s boys took second at the invite. Tray Hodges led the way for Chanute. A senior, Hodges won the pole vault by clearing 13 feet. Hodges was second in the high jump (5-10). Tim Wrestler was second in the pole vault (12-0). Matt Bollig won the javelin (161’1) and Cody Catterson was sixth (146’4). Trevor Summ...
Pittsburg sweeps Chanute
Tribune Sports Editor
CHANUTE — The “little things” caught up with the Chanute Blue Comets.
Pittsburg took advantage of Chanute’s mistakes and also had some timely hitting in a sweep over the Blue Comets on Thursday at Paul Lindblad Field at Katy Park.
The Purple Dragons won game one 10-6 and then took game two 7-3.
“It’s the little things that we really need to improve at,” Chanute Coach Matt Koester said. “In the first game, we l...
CHS golf takes second at Indy
Tribune staff INDY—Mitchell Hale took first overall and teammate Cameron Wiltse was right behind at second for the Chanute High School golf team at the Independence Invitational on a breezy Thursday afternoon. The Blue Comets finished second as a team, as Coffeyville topped CHS by 10 strokes. Hale shot a 79 (37-42) en route to the individual title. Wiltse shot an 80 (38-42) and was one stroke behind his teammate. “They both played well and...
CHS GOLF: State experience returns
Tribune Sports Editor
Bill Woodard’s not focusing on who’s gone—he’s focusing on who’s back.
Despite losing a talented senior class to graduation, the Blue Comets have three experienced golfers back as the 2010 season arrives. Leading the way for Chanute this spring will be juniors Mitchell Hale and Skyler Miner and sophomore Cameron Wiltse.
“We have a small group of returning letter winners but they have a wealth of experience,” ...
CHS TENNIS: EXPECTATIONS HIGH FOR COMETS
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor They’ve gained valuable experience for years. And now, they hope that experience pays off. The Chanute High School tennis team returns an experienced group in 2010, as nearly every varsity performer from last year is back. Seniors Jimmie Quinn, Matt Stutt, Jacob Guiot and Mason Johnson all return as experienced players and will lead the way for the Blue Comets. Sophomore Ian Cheshier also returns after ea...
CHS softball sweeps Eureka
CHANUTE—The Chanute High School softball team began the 2010 season by sweeping Eureka on Tuesday night.
Chanute won game one 15-0 and then took game two 11-1.
“It was a great way to start the season,” Chanute Coach Don Simmons said.
In game one, Chanute scored six runs in the first inning and then put up nine more in the third. The run-rule ended the game early.
Taylor Gard got the win on the mound for the Blue Comets. Gard allo...
Panthers win fifth-straight game
Tribune staff CHANUTE—The Neosho County Community College baseball team improved to 17-9 overall and 7-3 in the Jayhawk East by sweeping a doubleheader from Coffeyville on Tuesday at Hudson Field. The Panthers took game one 8-7 and then won 19-3 in five innings in game two. In the opener, the Panthers were down 6-1, but rallied. Coach Steve Murry said his team just kept chipping away. A five-run fifth inning got the Panthers back in the g...
CHS TRACK: GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Tribune Sports Editor
Chanute High School has a new head track and field coach—but he’s no stranger to the program.
Derek Liggett takes over the head coaching duties for the Blue Comets this year. An instructor at CHS, Liggett has been a volunteer assistant with the track team for years and is also Chanute’s head cross country coach.
With that, the new man in charge is already well-known to his athletes.
“It’s been an easy transiti...
Aylward selected to KVA all-star match
Tribune staff Chanute High School senior Ali Aylward has been selected to the 2010 Kansas Volleyball Association All-Star Team. Each summer the KVA sponsors an All-Star match. The top seniors in the state are selected to play in a showcase match. The selection process is based on both outstanding accomplishments in volleyball and in academics. This year’s KVA All-Star match will be held on June 5 at Washburn University in Topeka. The ev...
Baseball team begins season with a sweep
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE—The Chanute High School baseball team began the 2010 season on a good note by sweeping a doubleheader from Eureka at Paul Lindblad Field at Katy Park on a windy Tuesday. Chanute took game one 17-5 and game two 14-6. “We can take a lot of good things from tonight,” Chanute Coach Matt Koester said. “We didn’t play great, but we played good enough. There were some bright spots and we saw some areas whe...
CHS BASEBALL: Comets reloaded for 2010
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor With only two starters back, one might assume that the expectations would be low for the Chanute High School baseball team this season. But that’s not the case at all. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Chanute Head Coach Matt Koester is definitely optimistic as the season begins. Why? Because the Blue Comets have a large and promising group of newcomers who will join the team’s returning letterwinners to ...
CHS SOFTBALL: All-conference performers return
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Senior Bethany Franke and junior Taylor Gard are expected to lead the way for the Chanute High School girls softball team this spring.
Franke and Gard are both returning all-conference performers.
Franke plays second base and Gard is the team’s starting pitcher. Gard was a first team all-league pitcher last year. Franke was second team all-SEK.
Also expected to be big contributors are returning starters Taylo...
CHS seniors steal the show at Army All-Star Game
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor PITTSBURG—Three Chanute Blue Comets definitely made a great impression at the Fourth Annual U.S. Army/Army Strong High School All-Star Basketball Game on Sunday at the St. Mary’s Colgan Fieldhouse in Pittsburg. For starters, two Blue Comets took home Most Valuable Player honors at the event, as Ali Aylward was the MVP of the girls game and Cory Henshall was named MVP of the boys contest. Aylward scored 17 ...
Chanute has three champs at Kids State
Tribune staff TOPEKA—Chanute had 22 athletes compete at the Kansas Kids State Wrestling Championships in Topeka this past weekend. The Chanute Wrestling Club had six members compete and the SEK Jr. Comets had 16 athletes compete. Chanute had three state champs at the event—Trent Clements, Scout Lee and Sam Son. The event was held at the Topeka Expocentre. Wrestlers had to advance to state from a district competition. In the eight and un...
Panthers split with Allen County
Tribune staff The Neosho County Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with Allen County on Friday. Allen won game one 5-3 in eight innings and then NCCC took game two 5-4. With the split, the Panthers are now 13-9 on the season and 3-3 in the conference. After dates with Cowley, Johnson County and Allen, the Panthers completed a week taking on the Jayhawk East’s top three teams in-a-row. “Hopefully we know we can play with a...
Tennis team competes at Neodesha
Tribune staff NEODESHA—The Chanute High School boys tennis team competed at the Neodesha Invite on Saturday. Chanute’s number-two doubles team of Jacob Guiot and Mason Johnson took first place. The Comets beat Neodesha’s Kyle Thompson and Adam Schultz 8-1 and then defeated Iola’s team of Jordan Strickler and Zeph Larney 8-1. In the title match, Guiot and Johnson defeated Maranatha’s team of Steven Swank and Robb Thomas 8-1. At number-one ...