Let’s look back at the history of Chanute football
Tribune Staff Commentary Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The month of August has arrived and you know what that means—it’s hot as heck outside. While that’s true, August’s arrival also means that the high school football season is just around the corner. Practices begin on August 18 for all area teams and the season begins on Friday, September 5. Chanute High School opens the season on the road at Parsons that night. If we look a...
Comets went undefeated in 1934
Tribune Staff Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor There’s a first time for everything and for the Chanute Blue Comets football team, the first Southeast Kansas League title came in 1934. Displaying a stubborn defense and a diverse offense, the Blue Comets went 9-0 on the season under Coach J. Dale Skelton. Senior Albert Miller and sophomore Ralph Miller were key performers. Albert was the quarterback and Ralph was the halfback who would a...
Sharks second at SEK Meet
Tribune Staff Tribune staff The Chanute Sharks youth swim team took second place at the SEK Meet recently. Fort Scott took first place for the eighth-straight season. Chanute was a close second. Chanute had three swimmers win the high point award in their respective age divisions. Brock Gilmore had 134 points in the 13-14 boys division, Drake Gilmore scored 114 points in the 9-10 boys bracket and Kaitlyn Newton had 80 points in the 7-8...
Chanute women’s team wins WGA league
Tribune Staff Tribune staff A group of women’s golfers from Chanute are tops in Southeast Kansas. A team made up of women from the Quarry Stone and Safari Women’s Golf Associations took first place in the final standings of the SEK Women’s Golf Association league. After four meets, Chanute SEK claimed first place. They were followed by Pittsburg Countryside in second, Parsons Katy in third, Oswego Golf Course was fourth, and Parsons ...
Sharks second in SEK
The Chanute Sharks youth swim team took second place at the SEK Meet.
Fort Scott took first place for the eighth-straight season.
Chanute had three swimmers win the high point award in their respective age divisions. Brock Gilmore had 134 points in the 13-14 boys division, Drake Gilmore scored 114 points in the 9-10 boys bracket and Kaitlyn Newton had 80 points in the 7-8 girls division. Complete results w...
Night of Stars coming to Humboldt Speedway
Tribune Staff Tribune staff Humboldt Speedway will host regular races this Friday night and will then host “NASCAR Night of Stars” on Monday night. The night will feature Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace. Tickets for Monday’s event will be available on Friday night with paid admission from 6 to 8 p.m. As far as Monday, the gates will open at 4 p.m. and the races start at 7:30 p.m. For adults, the price of admission is $15. The price for ...
Blue Comets his the field
Summer camp arrives for CHS
Tribune Sports Editor
In a way, the season has arrived for the Chanute High School football team.
Yes, practices don’t begin until August 18, but this week, the Blue Comets are hitting the field with the upcoming season in mind.
Head Coach Don Simmons and his staff are holding a summer camp all week at Chanute Community Sports Complex.
“It gets the kids back thinking about playing football...
Bash takes the cash at Humboldt Speedway
Tribune Staff Scott L Stewart For the Tribune HUMBOLDT— History was made on Friday, July 24 at Humboldt Speedway, with two first time feature winners, the triumphant return of a salty veteran to victory lane, and the continuing saga of a racing legend. Leon Bash has run strong all season, yet had not reached the pinnacle of B-Mod racing before this night. Now Leon can savor the taste of victory, his first, as he relegated the recently...
Season ends for Chanute Post 170
Tribune Staff Tribune staff ARKANSAS CITY—Chanute Post 170¬†lost twice¬†in AAA Legion¬†zone play at Ark City to end their season.¬†¬† Chanute dropped games to Winfield 15-8 and¬†Coffeyville 30-17. ¬†Against Winfield on Wednesday, Chanute tied the game at three in the third inning¬†on RBI singles by A.J. Pitts and Tyler Waggoner.¬† John-Michael Wallace singled to score Christian Cruz in the fourth.¬† Craig Gilmore plated two with a single...
Gant wins at Quarry Stone
Tribune Staff Tribune staff CHANUTE— Jeremy Gant can definitely hang with the big boys. Gant, a senior to be at Chanute High School, won the championship flight at the Quarry Stone Men’s Club Championship Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 19. Seventeen men participated in the tournament. Gant shot a 68 to win the championship flight. Kim Kuhn was second with a 72. Dick Kelly won the “A” Flight with an 82. Joe Ray was second with an 83....
Sowder heading back to PSU
Tribune Staff Tribune staff As a player, Lindsay Sowder left Neosho County Community College for Pittsburg State University. And now as a coach, Sowder has repeated that process. Head Coach Ibraheem Suberu has named Sowder an assistant coach with the Gorillas volleyball program. Sowder has spent the last four years as head coach at Neosho County Community College. Sowder, a Toronto native, played for two seasons at NCCC before transf...
Isaac second at Tri-State golf tourney
Chanute’s Nancy Isaac took second place at the Tri-State golf tourney which was held July 21 and 22 at The Coves Golf Club on Grand Lake.
Pam Goodeyon, formerly of Chanute, was the overall medalist with a two-day total of 152.
Isaac was just one shot off with a 153 (79-74).
Other participants from Chanute were Anne Ranz, Cathy Cleaver and Joan Newman.
This was the 71st year of the Tri-State tourney with 98 ...
Legion team opens zone tourney today
Tribune Staff The Chanute Post 170 American Legion baseball team will play Winfield today at 4 p.m. in the Ark City Zone 4 Tournament. Chanute is the third seed in the four-team tournament. Top-seeded Coffeyville will take on fourth-seeded Ark City in the other first round game. Winfield replaced Baxter Springs. Thursday’s games will begin at 1 p.m. and continue at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. If needed, games may be played on Friday, as well. Ch...
Lindblad’s name added to prestigious list of Kansans
Stu Butcher Executive Editor Chanute’s own Paul Lindblad was among the list of inductees into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame announced last week. Lindblad, a major league pitcher who played on three championship teams, was named along with nine others. Lindblad pitched 14 seasons, his last game coming for the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1978 World Series. He died Jan. 1, 2006, in Arlington, Texas, after a lo...
Choi to the world: K.J. atop British Open board
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Tiger Woods on crutches was supposed to be a chance for someone else to seize the spotlight at the British Open. Greg Norman wasn’t the guy anyone had in mind. Neither was David Duval. Indeed, Royal Birkdale proved to be fertile ground for fairy tales on Friday. K.J. Choi rolled in a 25-foot birdie on the final hole for a 3-under 67 in more gloom and wind along the Irish Sea, giving him his first lead in a major ...
8th grade football camp July 28-31
The Royster Middle School football staff will have their 8th grade team football camp July 28-31 from 9-11 a.m. at Royster Stadium. The camp will focus on fundamentals and introducing the players to the basics for the upcoming season’s offense and defense. Camp registration sheets will be available at the Chanute Recreation Office. All campers should come to camp with a signed registration form. Camp fee will be $15. Those interested should...
Pacers sign Rush, Hibbert
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roy Hibbert and Brandon Rush gave Indiana Pacers coach Jim O’Brien what they thought was the right answer about their expectations heading into their rookie NBA seasons. Each said he wanted to just fit in and not step on anybody’s feet. “I’m not interested in these guys coming in to fit in and not step on anybody’s feet,” O’Brien said Tuesday. Oops. “As a matter of fact, I’d like them to compete for starting jobs. I s...
10 and under softball girls State champs
Stu Butcher Tribune editor They may be young, but they’re State champions. Crossfire, a team of fifth- and sixth-graders-to-be claimed the Kansas Amateur Softball Association Girls 10 and under Silver Fast Pitch State Championship Sunday at Two Rivers Youth Club in Wichita. After going 2-0 with wins over the Diamond Divas in Hutchinson, 11-5, and the Ikes from Abiline, 6-2, the Chanute club advanced to the winner’s bracket finals in the ...
Drew vs. Wright: The matchup that might have been
NEW YORK (AP) _ Marquee starters were long gone. So were nearly all the other pitchers. His bullpen empty, National League manager Clint Hurdle approached David Wright and asked whether he had the right stuff to take the mound and close out the All-Star game. Did the New York Mets third baseman think chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon or general manager Omar Minaya would mind? “Don’t worry,” Wright remembered saying. “They’re probably sle...
Mangino gets two more years, raise from KU
LAWRENCE (AP) — Kansas amended coach Mark Mangino’s contract on Tuesday, raising his compensation to $2.3 million per year and extending it by two years. The contract is retroactive to Jan. 1 and will go through 2012. Mangino, entering his seventh year at Kansas, was named The Associated Press coach of the year after leading the Jayhawks to an 11-1 regular season. He later led Kansas to a 24-21 victory over Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl...