A HEARTBREAKING LOSS
Tribune staff PARSONS — An early lead slipped away, and the season ended in heartbreaking fashion for the Chanute High School softball team. The Parsons Vikings rallied late for a 6-5 win over the Blue Comets in a first round contest of the Parsons Class 4A Regional. Chanute led 5-2, but the Vikings scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to earn a come-from-behind win. “It was a heartbreaking way to end the season,” Chanute Coach D...
CHS baseball advances to regional semifinals
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — The host Chanute Blue Comets scored in every inning and kept the season alive with a convincing 14-4 victory over Coffeyville on Monday in a first-round contest of the Chanute Class 4A Baseball Regional at Paul Lindblad Field at Katy Park. Against the Golden Tornado, the Comets got the bats going early and slowly pulled away en route to the lopsided win. “We hit the ball pretty well,” Chanute Coa...
CHS GOLF: BLUE COMETS ADVANCE TO STATE
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — The entire Chanute High School golf team is heading to state. The Blue Comets took second place at the Chanute Class 4A Regional on Monday at Quarry Stone Golf Course. The top two teams at the regional advance to the Class 4A State Tournament, which will be held next Monday in Hutchinson. “I’m really pleased,” Chanute Coach Bill Woodard said. “Coming in, I felt like if we played well, we had a g...
NCCC: Record-breaking season ends abruptly
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor WICHITA— Throughout the course of the 2011 season, the Neosho County Panthers rarely had an “off day.” One finally came. And it occurred at the worst possible time. The Panthers saw the season come to an abrupt end on Saturday with back-to-back losses at the NJCAA Region VI Region Championships at Lawrence Dumont Stadium. Seward County knocked off the Panthers 8-6 and then Colby got past Neosho County ...
WEB UPDATE: Panthers drop two in Wichita, season ends
The Neosho County Community College baseball team saw its stellar season come to an end on Saturday at the Region VI Tournament in Wichita. The Panthers lost to Seward County 8-6 in the first game. In the second game, and with the season on the line, the Panthers lost to Colby 4-1 in 10 innings. The Panthers end the season with a record of 46-14, the best in school history. Look for a full report in Tuesday's Tribune. Region VI Tournament...
Academics first for Haight, but football in the future, too
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor When searching for a college destination, academics came first for Alec Haight. But the opportunity to play football played a role, as well. A Chanute High School senior, Haight has signed a letter of intent to play football at Benedictine College, where he’ll continue his academic and athletic career in Atchison. Haight said Benedictine seemed like the perfect for him. “I’ve always put academics first,”...
CHS softball: Comets end regular season on a high note
Tribune staff FORT SCOTT — The Chanute High School girls softball team split a doubleheader at Fort Scott on Thursday, falling 4-0 and winning 12-2 in the regular season finale. The date was supposed to be the final home game for the CHS seniors, but the games were moved to Fort Scott due to wet grounds. In the first game, the Comets struggled offensively, with only five hits. “We just did not hit the ball very well,” Chanute Coach Don Si...
CHS TRACK: Comets second at SEK Meet
Tribune staff IOLA—The Chanute High School track teams both finished second in the team standings at the SEK League Track Meet on Thursday in Iola. Pittsburg won the title on both sides. Darian Rubow and Trevor Summers repeated as SEK League champions in their respective events. Rubow won the high jump for the second-straight year and Summers defended his title in the 3200. Chanute’s third league champion was Tim Wrestler, who earned his ...
CHS Baseball: Comets hope to make a run at regional title
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor When the Class 4A baseball regional begins on Monday, Chanute Coach Matt Koester feels his Blue Comets have just as good a shot as anybody else in the field. Fourth-seeded Chanute opens the postseason against the fifth-seeded Coffeyville Golden Tornado on Monday at 6 p.m. at Katy Park. At the regional, the season ends with a loss, while the team left standing advances to state. “If we play as well as we’r...
Neosho County set for regional tournament
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor When the Neosho County Community College baseball team clinched the super-regional title on Monday, there wasn’t much celebrating. Why? Because there’s still work to do. “This team is never really satisfied,” NCCC Coach Steve Murry said. “And that has gone a long way towards success.” The Panthers will begin play at the Region VI Baseball Tournament in Wichita on Saturday. The Panthers open the tourney a...
Blue Comets play well in defeat
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — Despite dropping both games of a doubleheader to Fort Scott on Thursday at Neosho County Community College’s Hudson Field, Chanute Coach Matt Koester was relatively pleased with how his team ended the regular season. A few plays here and there were the difference, as Fort Scott won game one 11-10. The Tigers won the second game 9-7. Koester said he saw several positives overall. “I thought we pl...
WEB UPDATE: Rain changes location of CHS softball, baseball
Due to heavy rains in Chanute last night, the varsity and JV girls softball games have been moved to Fort Scott. The games will start today at 4:30 p.m. The CHS baseball game with Fort Scott has been moved from Katy Park to NCCC's Hudson Field. Game one starts at 4:30 p.m. The JV baseball at Santa Fe Park has been rescheduled for Friday at 4:30 p.m. Also of note, the SEK Track Meet is still on at Iola.
Regional baseball, softball pairings released
CHANUTE 4A BASEBALL REGIONAL May 16 games 2 p.m. at NCCC —(1) Baxter Springs (13-2) vs. (8) Parsons (2-14) 6 p.m. at Katy Park —(4) Chanute (7-11) vs. (5) Coffeyville (5-11) 4 p.m. at Katy Park —(2) Columbus (14-5) vs. (7) Labette County (5-13) 4 p.m. at NCCC — (3) Girard (8-10) vs. (6) Independence (5-13) May 18 games at Katy Park 2 p.m. — BAX-PAR winner vs. CHA-COFF winner. 4:30 p.m. — COL-LC winner vs. GIR-IND winner. Title game —...
CHS TRACK: HEATING UP
Tribune Sports Editor
As the weather has gotten warmer, the Chanute High School track and field team has gotten better and better.
The Blue Comets will head to the SEK League Meet on Thursday in Iola.
The field events begin at 3:30 p.m. at Riverside Park.
Chanute Coach Derek Liggett said his team is peaking at the right time of the year. He added as the temperatures have risen, his team has fared better.
“We had a lot of forgettab...
Panthers play in Wichita on Saturday
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The postseason continues this weekend for the Neosho County Community College baseball team. The 2011 NJCAA Region VI Championships begin on Saturday at Lawrence Dumont Stadium in Wichita. The format will be the same as the super regional, with the four super regional champs competing in a double elimination tourney. Games continue on Sunday and the title game is Monday. Neosho County will take on Sewa...
Humboldt Speedway results
Bolin wins USRA event at Humboldt Speedway
Humboldt Speedway results from Friday, May 6:
Whitworth Construction Pure Stock
HEAT 1—Tyler Kidwell, Dennis Aiello, Brandon Rowland, Matt Habiger, Eddie Coulter, Sandy Okrohlik
HEAT 2—Derek Michael, Levi Phillips, Travis Barker, David Matlock
HEAT 3—Jeremy Willard, Norman Mackley, Mike Aiello, Laura Ramey, Matthew Kay, Toby Eble
A FEATURE—Michael Aiello, Norman Mackley, Derek Michael, Jeremy Willar...
Miner leads Blue Comets at golf invite
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — Skyler Miner felt right at home. A Chanute High School senior, Miner finished second overall on his home course at the 2011 Chanute Invitational Golf Tournament on a hot and windy Monday at Quarry Stone Golf Course. Miner led Chanute to a third place team finish at the invite. Miner led the Blue Comets with a score of 80. “Skyler played really well today,” Chanute Coach Bill Woodard said. “He’...
PANTHERS ADVANCE TO WICHITA
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — The Neosho County Panthers are heading to Wichita. Austen Colt and Adam Giacalone hit back-to-back home runs that propelled the Panthers to a 10-0 win over Johnson County on Monday in the title game of the Region VI Super Regional held at Hudson Field. With the win, the Panthers advance to the region championships in Wichita next weekend. To get there, the Panthers had to beat Johnson County for...
WEB UPDATE: Panthers win first two at regional, title game is Monday at 12:30 p.m.
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor CHANUTE — School records were falling again and again on Sunday as the Neosho County Community College baseball team hammered Johnson County 17-4 in the semifinals of the Region VI Super Regional at Hudson Field. First things first. Sunday's win sends the Panthers to the regional title game. That game starts at 12:30 p.m. on Monday (May 9) in Chanute. As far as Sunday's outcome, the Panthers set a new scho...
CHS TRACK SLIDESHOW: CLEMENTS INVITE
The Chanute High School track team hosted the Thad Clements Invite on Friday. Attached are several images from the meet. To purchase a higher resolution version of any of these photos, call the Tribune at 431-4100. Photos by Jason Peake/Tribune